Carbondale New School

1302 E Pleasant Hill Rd
Carbondale, IL 62902-0629
Tel: (618)457-4765
Grades: PK - 8 | 70 students
Carbondale New School has small classes, where children learn at their own pace.
Time for reading, math, science, the arts, and music are part of the curriculum.
Hands on learning and field trips make lessons come alive.
The playground includes a small pine and hard wood forest and a big grassy field, and yes, CNS students get dirty! Fresh air, learning about nature, good animal husbandry and becoming good stewards of the land are some of the things CNS students gain from the school.
Carbondale New School has always been a leader in implementing innovative teaching methods and concepts that several years later are reported in the media as "progressive" or "cutting edge." For instance, our teachers have many years of experience with "hands on" approaches to teaching mathematics and science.
Language arts are integrated into the instruction and learning of all subjects.
The school's theme-based curriculum encourages students to make important connections among subjects and to pursue and develop their own intellectual interests.
The curriculum also permits classes to share knowledge.
These relationships among the classes are an important feature of the school.
Younger students gain confidence as they demonstrate their accomplishments while older students have the opportunity to realize their potential as mentors.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8

Student Body

Total Students 70 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Carbondale New School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Brehm Preparatory School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brehm Preparatory School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Trinity Christian School (2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Carbondale
    Brehm Preparatory School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 92 students
    1.4 miles
    950 S. Brehm Lane
    Carbondale, IL 62901
    (618)457-0371
    1.46-12
    92
  • Carbondale
    Grades: PK-12 | 112 students
    2 miles
    1218 W Freeman St
    Carbondale, IL 62901
    (618)549-5525
    2PK-12
    112
  • Murphysboro
    Grades: K-9 | 148 students
    8.1 miles
    723 Mulberry St
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)687-2013
    8.1K-9
    148
  • Murphysboro
    Grades: PK-KG | 30 students
    8.5 miles
    507 N 9th St
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)687-4202
    8.5PK-KG
    30
  • Murphysboro
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 56 students
    8.8 miles
    1915 Pine St
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)687-3917
    8.8PK-8
    56

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