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All Boys, Non-Denominational
62 Alumni Drive, Canaan, New Hampshire, USA
Director of Admission:
The Cardigan Admissions Office has moved to its new (temporary) home in the Wakely Center on Alumni Drive, while preparations are being made for a complete renovation of Clark-Morgan Hall. The School's oldest campus building will reopen in August 2015.
Posted on March 10, 2015
Cardigan Mountain School has launched a free mobile app, available from the Apple and Google Play app stores (Cardigan Mountain School), loaded with information and tools--and easy to use!
Summary: Cardigan’s curriculum is designed to both support and stretch each student as the School prepares him for the demanding academic programs characteristic of the independent schools most graduates attend. In all disciplines, special emphasis is placed upon mastery of fundamental skills, content, and the study skills needed to become academically self-sufficient.
Department Director: Timothy Newbold
Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 56
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 36.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 4:1
Saturday Classes: Yes
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Summary: Our program offers boys wonderful opportunities for academic, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth and development at a crucial stage of their adolescence. Our students interact with the adults in our community throughout each day both in and outside of the classroom, and the relationships developed through these interactions provide our boys with strong mentoring and positive role models in all aspects of their lives.
Department Director: David Irwin
Number of Dorms: 15
Average Students Per Dorm: 10
No. of Boys Dorms: 15
Dress Code: Other
Summary: At Cardigan, our daily routine is designed to help boys stay focused on pursuits that contribute to their development. It’s a demanding schedule, and it not only aids boys in their growth, it gives them the kind of time-management skills and study habits that many college students would envy.
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Summary: The mission of Cardigan’s athletic program is to support the School’s mission in educating boys in mind, body, and spirit by promoting healthy living and an active lifestyle. Cardigan Athletics emphasizes respect, responsibility, and dedication. For all spectators, officials, coaches, and athletes, the Cardigan Mountain School Athletic Department is committed to maintaining a positive environment for teaching, training, and competition. Cardigan Mountain also hosts a variety of art programs; from drawing and painting to woodworking to music to drama, Cardigan encourages boys to exercise their creativity, and allow their imaginations to flourish. All of the arts are a kind of philosophy, in that they express truths about what it means to be human, and the Arts Department is dedicated to helping students learn to explore and appreciate those truths.
Arts Department Director: David Auerbach
Athletics Department Director: Ryan Frost
Summary: Cardigan offers guidance and support for ninth-grade students and their parents throughout the secondary school application and placement process, and hosts several secondary school admissions fairs on the Cardigan campus each fall.
Department Director: Sarah Scoville
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
F. Lee Bailey (Class of 1947) Acclaimed Defense Attorney
Rob Morrow (Class of 1977) Actor
Ben Lovejoy (Class of 1999) NHL Player
Taylor Chace (Class of 2002) Two-Time Olympic Sled Hockey Gold Medalist
Summary: Cardigan's Summer Session gives families a broad program that meets their needs and interests. Cardigan combines a huge variety of recreational activities with enriching academic experiences designed to suit the needs and interests of each student. With so many enjoyable things to do and learn, every day at Cardigan is both fulfilling and fun. In just a few weeks, students improve their academic skills, broaden their experiences, develop friendships, and explore new hobbies. Most importantly, they come away with a better understanding of themselves. It is possible to choose between the full six-week experience and a shorter three-week session.
Department Director: Devin Clifford
June 27, 2015 to August 06, 2015
The Cardigan Mountain School Summer Session is co-ed, available to boys and girls in grades 3-9, and provides a combination of academic, artistic, and athletic programs.
Registration Deadline: June 24, 2015
Financial Aid Available:
Every student at Cardigan is entered into the trademarked Cardigan PEAKS program. PEAKS stands for Personalized Education for the Acquisition of Knowledge & Skills. Guided self-development is the cornerstone of the class, and its focus lies in helping each student, no matter his skill level, become a better learner and self advocate. In this course, students are introduced to different types of learning styles and a variety of study skills. After identifying their own learning style(s), students explore and practice effective study strategies for each type of learner. Upon completion of the course, students are fully cognizant of what type of learner they are, able to describe their learning style, and able to both explain and execute relevant strategies that will be effective in their future educational pursuits.
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