Cardigan Mountain School


City: Canaan, New Hampshire

Year Founded: 1945

Campus Size: 525 Acres 

Grades Offered: 6th - 9th

Number of Students: 205

Percent Boarders: 97%

Average Class Size: 12

Gender: Maile

Diversity: 15 States & 15 Countries Represented

Specialities: PEAKS®

We know middle school boys. Cardigan Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade 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.


Summer 2021 at Cardigan Mountain

Cardigan Mountain School's Summer Session provides a transformative summer experience of adventure, academic enrichment and personal growth! We attract girls and boys in grades 3-9 from across the United States and around the world to our 525-acre lakeside campus for a truly unique experience that blends classroom learning with the quintessential New England camp experience. The daily schedule consists of morning classes of more than 50 course offerings, followed by camp activities, sports, and games. At Cardigan, each individual is celebrated and elevated, and our students leave at the end of the summer with friendships that last a lifetime.