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After her first summer at Cardigan, my daughter showed more confidence academically, socially, and athletically. Summer Session Parent


The Perfect Combination


Campfires, canoeing, new friends, new A LOOK! experiences… Cardigan’s six-week Summer Session for boys and girls in grades 3-9 has everything the best summer camps have—and much more. -STYLE: D I K , E S I D A PAR That’s because Cardigan s enjoy ur ur student O her in o n t e g combines a huge variety of o t g n i i eat l, living d recreational activities with n dining hal ories, a our dormit enriching academic experiences the ing use of k a m athletic designed to suit the needs and g n i d n a t s out ilities c a f d n a interests of each student. For s s field acre campu 5 2 5 r u o some that may mean getting a on of the shores g n o l a grip on grammar or honing et Lake. e r t S n a a n Ca math skills; for others it could be learning a new language or solving scientific mysteries. With so many enjoyable things to do and learn, every day at Cardigan is both fulfilling and fun. Parlez-vou s f r a ncais? Cardigan S It’s the perfect combination u m m e r S e students c for a sensational ome from ssion across the U.S. and f summer vacation! mo

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Academics! Sports! Arts! (And More!) Your personal recipe for a perfect summer might include a little of everything—it’s up to you! Check out some of the options, and check off the things you might be interested in doing: Core & Enrichment Courses Computer Science French Mathematics Reading Science Spanish Standardized Test Prep Study Skills Writing

Intensive Arts Enrichment Courses Chorus Dance Drama Drawing Music Painting Photography

Cougar Clinics Basketball Field Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Tennis See the Course Catalog or for a complete listing of courses and for information about preregistering for specific courses.

Our weekday schedule includes five 40-minute class periods before lunchtime. A great way to start the day, our morning courses are also an excellent way to prepare for the start of the new school year.


English as a Second Language


Morning Courses: Start Off Right


core courses in english, math, and study skills

These include such classes as Fundamentals of Math, Writer’s Workshop, and Organization 101. Students solidify knowledge and skills in key academic areas and develop the tools and techniques to become better students.

english as a second language courses Every summer, Cardigan welcomes a number of international students. These courses are designed to help them improve their English and to become familiar with American schools and culture.

enrichment electives These include academically beneficial and seriously fun, hands-on learning opportunities in such areas as robotics, drama, environmental science, creative writing, French, and Spanish. A number of arts-related electives provide two periods of intensive instruction and the opportunity to hone performance skills.

cougar clinics These are double-period instruction sessions that give athletes a chance to develop skills in a particular sport and play on one of Cardigan's teams against other camps.

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Afternoons and Evenings: Enjoy!


Sign-ups for afternoon recreational activities are held during the first days of Summer Session. Which ones do you find most appealing? Arts & Crafts Baseball Basketball Canoeing Flag Football Horseback Riding Kayaking Lacrosse Rock Climbing Sailing Soccer Street Hockey Swimming Tennis Trail Camping Weight Training Wrestling

Every day of the Summer Session is jam-packed with the kind of variety that keeps things fresh and fun. Students will have the opportunity to choose two recreational activities for the first half of the session and two more for the second half. Evening and weekend events include bonfires, movies, performances by student drama and dance groups, field trips, spelling bees, math bowls…About the only thing we don’t have here is boredom!



Boarding At Home on Campus.

Having a roommate, tidying up for room inspection, living in harmony with a group of other kids…These are among the great learning experiences for boarding students at Cardigan’s Summer Session. Boarders here reside in the comfort and cozy atmosphere of our dormitories, under the supervision of dorm parents on every floor. Kids enjoy developing independence within a structured, supportive environment. We use team-building activities, group discussions on such topics as respect and tolerance, and group endeavors like fundraising for charity to create positive experiences for students and to foster personal growth.

During the academic year Cardigan Mountain School is a boarding and day school for boys in grades six through nine. Founded in 1945, Cardigan offers boys solid academic preparation, a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular opportunities, and a community that emphasizes personal responsibility and character.


THIS Admissions OU T!

Cardigan Summer Session seeks to enroll boys and girls of good character who will benefit from this highly individualized academic program. Applications are accepted throughout the year from students in grades three through nine. For applications, information about financial aid, and scheduling a tour of the campus, please call the Cardigan Admissions Office at 603.523.3548 or email

Some of our Favorite Traditions: theme dinners: At the Rock ‘n’ Roll Buffet you can do your best Elvis, or dress up as another rocker. At the International Dinner you can wear traditional garb from the country of your choice or dress like a tourist on an international adventure!

green and white: At the beginning of Summer Session, students and faculty are assigned to the Green team or the White team and participate in weekly activities, silly games, and light-hearted competitions.

the great race: A highlight of the summer and of the Green vs. White competitions, this wild and wacky relay takes about two hours and includes basketball free-throw shooting, Jello scarfing, table setting, runners passing batons, and more!

beach day: When this surprise holiday is announced, the whole school heads to the New Hampshire coast for some sand and surf!

polar bear club: Only the most daring will be up for early morning swims in the chilly lake.


He has made lots of friends and is beginning to gain confidence in himself. It is great to see him in an environment in which he can flourish. Summer Session Parent


Cardigan Mountain School 62 Alumni Drive Canaan, NH 03741 603.523.3548

Cardigan Mountain School Summer Session Brochure  

This could be your best summer ever! Use this book to find out whether our coed Summer Session is right for you. Cardigan combines a huge va...

Cardigan Mountain School Summer Session Brochure  

This could be your best summer ever! Use this book to find out whether our coed Summer Session is right for you. Cardigan combines a huge va...