What you give: 2017 Annual Partnership Report now available

You and I know that the world’s increasingly complex. No longer is it enough to be academically strong. Students must know how to collaborate. Think creatively. Understand technology.  Implement the engineering design process. Engage with a world that changes moment-by-moment. Our students are learning in a world that’s very different from the one that many […]

Tell us: what do you LOVE about Mustard Seed School?

Come to a strategic planning retreat on September 23, 2017 I love a plan. I love the process of planning. The time I take to step back from day-to-day work to look around, breathe, and wonder what might come next. I enjoy envisioning a future goal. Considering implications and alternatives. Chunking out the work and […]

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. […]

Big mess. Big pay off. Summer work at MSS.

You might think that the school building is quiet over the summer–and you’d be wrong! Administrative staff remain on site throughout the summer to plan and prepare for the fall. If you’re a current parent, then you’ve already received the summer mailing and information on how to fill out forms for your student in the […]

“We give because…” Scott and Stephanie Rostan, parents ’19 and ’23

In our own lives, there is no question that education has had a significant and positive impact on the opportunities available to us.  We have also both benefitted personally from attending schools that are well-funded by donors who believe in providing those opportunities to future generations.  These are just a few of the reasons we […]

Ms. Miller retires after 25 years of serving MSS students

Jodi Miller joined the faculty 25 years ago as the second grade teacher. Since then, she’s been an important part of school life. She’s taken on a myriad of roles: drama teacher. Resource Room Coordinator. Tutor. And parent. She’s ensured that students who have needed extra help have received it. Forged a strong relationship between […]

Eighth grade profile: Liam

For Liam, the best part of wrestling with a math problem isn’t that it involves logic, although he loves the fact that math is logical. It’s that moment when it all comes together and the answer hits him. What’s the longest time that Liam has puzzled over a math problem?  A month. It delighted him […]

Eighth grade profile: Max

Attend Upper School worship, and you’ll often find Max in the front row with the musicians, sitting on a Cajón drum, enlivening the music. He’s part of the new worship leaders team, a pilot program that gives student musicians opportunities to contribute their voices and instruments to lead their peers. After school, Max can often […]

Students to Hold Walkathon to Help the Family of a Teacher in Need

On Friday, June 2, from 12:15-2:45 pm, sixty-five Mustard Seed School second-and-third-grade students will hold a walkathon to raise money to help one of their teachers. From the moment they heard that a bank foreclosed on the house of a beloved teacher, Raini Webb, and her family, students wanted to do something. They’ve been studying […]

Reflections on learning from an unplanned guest: Lady Liberty Part 2

The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command […]