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Cardigan Mountain School

Call: 603-523-3548
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Cardigan Mountain School
Cardigan Mountain School
Cardigan Mountain School

At a glance

Location Canaan, NH
Tuition $49,725
Grades 6-9 Students Receiving Aid 34%
Student Body Boys Total Aid Awarded $1,155,548
Student/Faculty Ratio 4:1 Endowment $15,817,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 62%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 215

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 12

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 28*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs -
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Southern Vermont
Program Emphasis Boarding School
Day School
Junior Boarding School
All Grades 6-9
Boarding Grades 6-9
Grade Divisions Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Boys
Established 1945
Dress Code Semi-formal
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 525
Head of School David J. McCusker, Jr.
Endowment $15,817,000

History

Cardigan Mountain School was founded in 1945 by two men whose vision and belief in their goal were unshakable. Harold P. Hinman, a Dartmouth College graduate, and William R. Brewster, then Headmaster of Kimball Union Academy, joined forces with legendary Dartmouth President Ernest M. Hopkins to obtain the land that is now the site of Cardigan Mountain’s campus. Cardigan Mountain School opened with 24 boys, and, in 1954, upon merging with the Clark School of Hanover, New Hampshire, the School as it is known today began to emerge. Since that time, the School has grown to its current enrollment of more than 200 boys, while the philosophy and objectives set forth by the founders have remained unchanged. Cardigan provides boys with a structured, homelike environment within which mastery of the fundamental academic skills, social and physical growth, and spiritual values can be encouraged.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 50
Part Time Faculty 6
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 52.9%
Faculty with doctorate 1
Faculty with masters 19
Student/Faculty ratio 4:1
Average Class Size 12
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
Art
Chorus
Community Service
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama
Earth Science
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
Ethics
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geometry
Health
History
Latin
Music
Religion
Science
Social Science
Social Studies
Spanish
Study Skills

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 215
Boys 215
% Boys/Girls 100%/0%
Boarding Students 189
Day Students 26
International
Canada
Chile
China
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Netherlands
Other (Bermuda)
Taiwan
United States
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 11%
% of International Students 45%

Admission

E-mail admissions@cardigan.org
Web Address www.cardigan.org
Director of Admission Chip Audett
Admission Application Apply to Cardigan Mountain School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Rolling
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
Financial Aid Awarded $1,155,548
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 34%
Acceptance Rate 62%
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 65%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (WISC-Iv)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $28,865
Boarding Student Tuition $49,725

College Placement Office

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
cross-country skiing
football
ice hockey
lacrosse
other (Rock Climbing)
skiing (downhill)
soccer
tennis
wrestling
Recreational Sports
baseball
basketball
cross-country running
rappelling
rock climbing
sailing
skiing
soccer
tennis
Extra-Curricular Activities
Chorus
Community Service Program
Math Club
Student Jobs Program
Tour Guides
Yearbook

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Contact Info

Phone 603-523-3548
Address 62 Alumni Dr - Canaan, NH 03741
Website www.cardigan.org 
Email admissions@cardigan.org 
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