Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9
Cardigan boys sing the school hymn during the sunset climb to the top of Mount Cardigan
We know middle school boys.

It's all we do. We are a school for boys in grades 6 through 9.

Learn about our School

We know middle school boys.

Cardigan Mountain School is a boarding and day school for boys in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 in Canaan, New Hampshire.

We understand and appreciate boys at this great age and stage of development. We’ve created an environment designed to nurture not only their academic achievement, but also their physical, social, ethical, and personal growth. Everything here—from teaching and learning to arts, sports, and fun—is geared toward helping boys reach their potential.

We offer boys just the right amounts of structure and independence, challenge and support, and a focus on both individual growth and a strong, positive sense of community. This time-tested, comprehensive approach to the education of boys is what we call the Cardigan Way.

The Cardigan Way is choosing to live our Core Values and actively living your life in those ways, and when you fall short, trying to do better the next time. We work hard at our academics. We work hard at athletics. We work hard in community...But we're a place where it's important to be kind to one another and it's important to 'help the other fella.' We take that seriously here.

Head of School Christopher Day P'12,'13

Watch: The Cardigan Way

Head of School Christopher Day P'12,'13 explains what the Cardigan Way means to him.

Admissions Events

Cardigan Admissions Officers frequently attend boarding school fairs, sports showcases, and similar events. Please see the upcoming schedule below.