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Carbondale New School

Private School | Grades PK,K-8
1302 E Pleasant Hill Rd
Carbondale, IL 62902
(618) 457-4765

About This School

Carbondale New School is located in Carbondale, IL. It is a private school that serves 42 students in grades PK,K-8. Carbondale New School is coed (school has male and female students) and is nonsectarian in orientation.

In 2010, Carbondale New School had 8 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Illinois average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2008)

Students (2010)

42

Students Per Teacher (2010)

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Carbondale New School Reviews

out with the old

By a Parent on

If the board had not been taken over by teachers there might still be a reason to spend big money here beyond pre k. Anyone who has had insight to the behind the scenes attitude, and values integrity more than warm and fuzzy has made tracks outta there. Its time to let the ones who threaten to quit if they don't get their way make good and give the parents who want something different a chance to get it.

By a Parent on

Carbondale New School started as a great collaboration between parents, students and teachers. However, in recent years, there has been a shift away from responsiveness/inclusion of parents and students towards teacher/administration control. In fact, things have shifted so much that parents who raise concerns are "problems." The board is not responsive to concerns when raised, so the system of exclusion continues. In 2013, a large number of families left, registering their disappointment as they did so. Many of them were active parents who became disillusioned by being asked to support the school (with required volunteer hours) but not allowed input into the school. This school might be for you, as long your expectations are not high. Your child will benefit from smaller classes and more personal attention. You will not, however, be allowed input or be constructively approached about problem solving. If you have a problem, do not expect administrative support.

By a Parent on

My 2 daughters went to CNS - a total of 15 years! I volunteered, donated, drove for field trips - anything I could do to support this wonderful school.  My girls loved it so much they hated being sick!  Their educations were individualized, with a loving and highly competent teaching staff, caring parents always around to help, and a "kindness overall" rule that helped kids thrive.  Kids of all "stripes" attend CNS; differences are enjoyed because they learn that everybody has something interesting about them to discover and be discovered.  It's a family in so many ways.  I wish they had a high school.

By , a Former Student on

I used to go to Carbondale new school and I said I want to go back.it was the best school I have ever gone to my brother used to go their and now at his other school he is getting great grades

By a Parent on

This is the best school in Southern Illinois.  I had two daughters go to this school.  Because children learn at their own paces, one daughter skipped grades.  The instruction is exiting, engaging and NEVER boring.  One of my daughters hated school until she got to Carbondale New School.  She loved school at CNS from day one!  We drove a great distance to get to the school, but there are car pools available from just about anywhere in southern Illinois.  The small class sizes, the creative instruction and the individual attention has set this school apart from many others.  

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