Carbondale New School

Serving Southern Illinois since 1974

The mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled


CNS Alumni T-shirts

Many of you came to Homecoming and received your free t-shirt! We still have plenty left and would like to offer them to those who could not make the event! T-shirts are $15 each, come in XL only, and are white with black print that reads: I loved learning at Carbondale New School--Proud Alum. Ordering details are on our CNS merchandise page.

Fundraising 2013

Thank you to the alumni and their parents who attended a fundraising event or purchased a raffle ticket! Several of you responded positively to our Alumni Drive last December; thank you for your donations. Chip Banks Chevrolet, Southern Lights, Rustle Hill Winery, Thomas Publishing were sponsors at Locally Grown, several of you showed up at our annual plant sale and Juli Claussen won the 2nd place cash prize in our Money Raffle! Without your contributions we could not have raised $20,369.80. There are more fundraisers coming next year, and we'd like you to be a part of them! In addition, Carbondale New School does collect Box Tops and Labels for Education (drop off box is in the school foyer), and we participate in both the Kroger Community Rewards and the Schnucks Rewards program. If you shop at either of these places, it only takes a few minutes to ensure that your purchases help your alma mater continue to enrich the lives of young people in southern Illinois.

Alumni Stories

We love hearing from our alumni! We have doctors and lawyers among you, engineers and environmental scientists. We have a chef, artists & musicians. Many of our younger grads are in top-notch schools and grad-schools around the country: NYU, Michigan, Washington U and the University of Illinois. Keep us posted! We are excited for your achievements and love to hear about them. Alumni frequently check in at our other FB page--a great way to let us know what you're up to and catch up with your old classmates. Or drop us a line with your story at We'd really like to hear from you!