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, […]

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 […]

Eliazar Hernandez ’09: “My struggle has become my pride and joy!”

  Eliazar Hernandez, MSS Class of 2009 knows what it means to struggle in school. Now a high school and college graduate, he looks back and says the things that he struggled with have become his pride and joy. Here’s why. What was it like to grow up bilingual? Growing up bilingual was hard. Home […]

I give because…Director of Development Ellen Francois

For me, there are really two questions contained in the question Why do you give to Mustard Seed School? The first is simply Why do you give? That’s easy to answer. I give because it’s one of the most enjoyable things I can do. I give because I have been the recipient of much grace, […]

Ligia Arias and Diego Alcazar, Parents ’19: why we give

by Ligia Arias and Diego Alcazar, parents ’19 We give to the Mustard Seed Fund because in our own lives, education has been such a powerful and positive influence. There’s nothing more important that we can give to our kids. We want other children and their families to benefit from a Mustard Seed education as […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Flat Postema Gives a Brief History of the Merry Match

  Dear Friends, It’s almost Merry Match time again! This year, the Merry Match is on December 6th, 7th, and 8th. Are you new to Merry Match? Or a veteran of the seven-year history of this challenge? Here is a quick review of the Merry Match for all of us: Support MSS students by making […]

Together, making MSS available for the next generation of thirsty tigers

Preschool boys recently acted out the story of “The Tiger Who Came to Tea.” The goal of the Together for Tomorrow Campaign is to make the school sustainable for many generations of thirsty tigers.   The Together for Tomorrow Campaign is an intensive, multi-year fundraising effort to secure gifts and pledges in order to grow […]

Mustard Seed alumni surprise sixth and seventh grade students with new open lockers

It’s official. Our sixth and seventh grade students are more organized and ready for class. And our alumni are the heroes. Through the generosity and support of an alumni-sponsored GoFundMe project, new open lockers arrived in the sixth and seventh grade classrooms right before the start of school. It’s a far cry from the milk […]