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.    

What are our alumni doing? High school and college update! Jessica, Jabari, Owen, Jeremiah, Zoe, Margo, and Adrian

We LOVE hearing from our alumni and finding out what they’re doing. How they’re making their mark upon the world.  If you’re an alum or alumni parent, would you consider dropping us a line?  Email Abby Liu, aliu@mustardseedschool.org.  Jessica Charles ’15 Ms. Postema recently attended a Dean’s breakfast at Marist High School as a special […]

Donna and Peter Dykstra: 40 years of changing lives

When I see so many things going well as we educate children, I think about you, the MSS supporters. You’re as much a part of school life as the teachers and students. A Mustard Seed education would not happen without you. I’m filled with gratitude. I have the privilege of knowing many of you personally, […]

Almost alums: Logan, Angelina, Madalena, and David

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 fourth of four blogs highlighting eighth grade students. (Read the first here, the second here. […]

Meet (soon-to-be) MSS grads! Gabe, Evelyn, Aidan, and Mireya

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 first of four blogs highlighting eighth grade students. (You can find the […]

Where is the Class of 2018 going to high school?

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 […]

Jonathan’s story: from shy kindergartener to driven high school student

  If you do nothing else today, watch this video. It’s a story of what happens when a community comes together to support students. It’s a story of things going right. And it would not be possible without the generous donors who stand with our students and give education. Thanks!

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, […]

3 Tips for a Healthier Lunchbox

Editor’s note: Following is a guest blog by Sonal Agarwal MS RD. Sonal is a MSS parent, a Pediatric Dietitian at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, and mom of two very hungry and growing kids. Sonal loves to cook quick and easy recipes. She enjoys running and being outdoors with the family. It’s February! Are you […]

Sustaining Donors: The Glue That Holds Many Private Schools, Charities, and Non-Profits Together

Donors who make recurring gifts are the lifeblood of many organizations. They provide a reliable and regular stream of income that a school, charity, or organization can rely upon in good times and bad. Mustard Seed’s Sustaining Donors change the trajectory of childrens’ lives one day, one week, one month at a time by committing […]