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, […]

Whose story deserves to be told? Art as historical storytelling

  Panel 58 of Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series: collaborative collage reproduction by fourth and fifth grade students To study the works of prominent African American painter Jacob Lawrence is to study history. Lawrence used his art to tell the stories of important historical figures and events that were less likely to be found in history […]

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. […]

Almost alums: Livy, Patrick, Mia, and Sophie

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mini-term: a time to delight and try something new (or teach!)

    Ask any middle school student to name a highlight of the school year and you’re sure to hear two words: mini term. During the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the “regular” school schedule shifts to allow for special course offerings two hours a day. Faculty and staff, parents, and community members offer courses […]