New video on faith & worship with Mustard Seed founder Shanna Pargellis

Have you ever wondered about faith and worship at Mustard Seed?  Why do we have worship every day?  Why so many celebrations?  And do you have to be a Christian to attend the school? I sat down with MSS Founder and Early Childhood Director Shanna Pargellis for an interview about faith and worship at Mustard […]

Opening the classroom to interns: sharing what it means to teach children of God

Note:  Since 2002, for three weeks in May every other year, Mustard Seed School has opened its classrooms to 8-10 interns from Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, GA). Some years ago, I was a student at Covenant College, studying to become a teacher. In addition to learning to teach content and subject matter, I learned that […]

Why field trips? A school on the move…

We are a school that travels.  From the school’s inception in 1979, our students have been taking trips nearly every month.  Within Hoboken. Into New York.  And, in the Upper School, overnight trips further away.  Trips are not optional. They are essential to fulfill our mission “to stimulate and broaden the experiences of city children.” […]