I wouldn’t be the person I am today without CISOne of the most important decisions in my life was to stay at CIS in order to get where I am today.

CIS Alumna, Class of 2014


The alumni body of CIS consists of students who are driven, conscientious world citizens who graduate from a supportive liberal arts background. Our alumni’s collegiate paths are as diverse as they are, leading them to large research universities, small liberal arts colleges, and international universities. Former students have pursued careers in numerous public service, professional, and creative industries. Thanks to the close-knit environment that is a large part of the Columbia Independent School experience, our alumni also often serve as contacts to current students, offering advice on schools, internships, and career interests.

Each January, many CIS alumni return to campus for our annual Alumni Panel. Together, they answer student questions about college, the working world, and life after high school, offering students and parents an opportunity to see what may lie ahead in the years following graduation.

Alumni Highlights

Our graduates are busy in their lives post-high school! Keep tabs on what our alumni are up to through the collection of spotlights below.

January 16, 2015 - Alumni Offer Advice to Current Students

November 7, 2014 - CIS Gains One of Its Own

October 24, 2014 - CIS Alumna and Parents Connect

September 10, 2013 - Class of 2006 Graduate to Serve in Peace Corps