Carbondale New School

Serving Southern Illinois since 1974

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


Extra-curricular Activities

Being a small school doesn't mean doing without extra-curricular activities. CNS offers after-school programs for Choir, Craft, Chess and Outdoors, reinforcing our curriculum's emphasis on problem-solving, creativity and environmental awareness and appreciation. Chess Club features both quiet and combative contests in chess, Quarto and Othello. Craft Club allows students with an interest in art to refine their skills after school hours. The Outdoors Club takes advantage of our proximity to the Marbury Arboretum and allows students to extend their interests in biology and environmental issues. Clubs at CNS often rely on the skills and interests of parents, staff, and volunteers willing to sponsor them from year to year. Clubs may also vary based on the interest of the students currently attending New School

Chess Club