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What it's like to live and learn at Cardigan

Today it seems harder than ever to provide a young boy with all the guidance and loving discipline that he needs. But without a highly structured environment and constant adult supervision, even the most responsible boy will spend more time on fruitless distractions than on activities that build character and intellect. 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.

6:50 EARLY TO RISE
“Sometimes my roommate sleeps through the alarm—’til I throw a pillow at his head.”

7:15 BREAKFAST AS A SCHOOL
“The French toast rules!”

7:55 CLASSES BEGIN
“Being in class by 8 isn’t so bad when you only have to walk across campus.”

10:05 MORNING BREAK

12:40 LUNCH AS A SCHOOL
“It’s another good time to talk to your teachers like they’re regular people.”

1:35 ADVISORY AND STUDY HALL
“You never feel lost here. Because whenever you don’t get something, you can ask a teacher right away.”

2:30 ATHLETICS AND CLUBS
“Sometimes I wish I could just go watch TV. But once we’re on the ice, I’m glad I’m there instead.”

6:15 DINNER IN COAT AND TIE
“Whenever somebody has a birthday, there’s a cake. And at Cardigan, there are a lot of birthdays.”

7:15 STUDY HALL
“I used to dread homework. Now I just do it. And that’s a lot easier.”

9:20/10:00 LIGHTS OUT (UNDERCLASSMEN/UPPERCLASSMEN)
“When you’re this busy all day, you fall asleep really fast.”