Video slideshow: What did we learn in the 2017-18 school year?

It’s been an incredible year of learning. Watch this short video and see just a few of the many field trips, areas of study, collaborations, and friendships that happened this year. Thank you for being an important part of the Mustard Seed community! Have a wonderful summer.    

Meet more (soon-to-be) grads: Anthony, Madi, Toti, and Xavier

Our eighth grade students will be graduating soon. We’re running a blog series so that you can get to know them a little bit before they go and see where they’ll be attending high school. (You can’t miss it–they’re holding signs!)  Here’s the second of four blogs highlighting eighth grade students. (Read the first here , the third […]

Why we chose Mustard Seed School: the Haney family story

The day Bella visited Mustard Seed’s second grade class was the day she gave her heart to the school. Her family was moving from rural Pennsylvania to urban Hoboken mid-year. There were going to be a lot of big changes. Finding the right school was critical for a smooth transition. Bella’s parents, Becky and Dave, […]

What teachers wish parents knew at the beginning of the year…

When my boys first started at MSS, I was very new to being a parent of a school-aged child. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. It was incredibly helpful (and maybe the slightest bit embarrassing) to learn that I should NOT whisper pick up plans to the teacher in passing at the classroom door. […]

Video: Where do Mustard Seed students go to high school? Featuring the class of 2017!

If you’re not from the Greater New York area, you may not know how complicated it can be to apply to high school. High schools here include some of the best public and private schools in the country and applying to these schools requires applications, recommendations, interviews, a myriad of standardized tests, and an elaborate […]

Getting to know you…getting to know us. The admissions process.

Come meet some of our students and see the school in action. Intentional: it’s a word we use a lot at Mustard Seed. We’re intentional about how we create classroom communities, about the way we walk up the stairs in the morning, about the way we build safe, strong, beautiful block structures, about the way […]

Meet a soon-to-be grad: Paulo

“Most people in my family are teachers and doctors,” says Paulo. “I want to be one of the first to become a businessperson. I want to help my family. Especially my mom. She’s done so much for me.” In September, Paulo will attend High Tech High School. Students at High Tech declare a major of […]

Bestselling Author and Huffington Post “Parent Coach” Susan Stiffelman Returns to Mustard Seed For a Free Workshop Oct. 13

After many of our parents attended Susan Stiffelman’s fall 2012 workshop Parenting Without Power Struggles, you told me, “We have to bring her back!” I’m thrilled to announce that on Tuesday, October 13 at 7 PM, we are doing just that. Susan’s returning to Mustard Seed for a free workshop that we’re opening up to […]

Getting to know you… getting to know us. The admissions process.

Intentional: it’s a word we use a lot at Mustard Seed. We are intentional about how we create classroom communities, about the way we walk up the stairs in the morning, about the way we build safe, strong, beautiful block structures, about the way we use technology. And the list goes on. So it is […]