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 […]