Will, Shubhi, and Bronwyn: Let us introduce you to some of our eighth grade students

During the month of June, we’re running a blog series to introduce you to our eighth grade students. They’re extraordinary people. We can’t wait to see how they make their mark on the world! will Next fall Will will attend St. Peter’s Prep as an Ignatian Scholar. He’s looking forward to becoming more independent. Making […]

Imaani F. Sanders, new Admissions Director: hopes and dreams, hidden talents, and thoughts on challenges for urban families

Ms. Sanders joined the MSS staff in early August 2018 as the Director of Admissions and Community Relations. Where are you from? I was raised in both Montclair and Newark, NJ. Tell us a little about your experience. I studied Business Administration and Management at Penn State University and Bloomfield College.  I have worked in […]

MSS supporters make dreams come true: the Landaverde story

Claudia only attended first and second grades at Mustard Seed School, but those two years were some of the most important in her life. Her experiences at MSS still influence who she is today. As a student, she felt safe, happy, and loved. She caught a vision for what school could be. Filled with art. […]

Video! The Cassadayho family: How an answer to prayer brought them to Mustard Seed

When the time came for Shannon and Calvin Cassadayho to send their son, London, to kindergarten, they did their research. Lots of it. An educator in the New York City public schools, Shannon had very clear ideas about the learning environment that she and Calvin wanted for their family. One school rose to the top […]

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.    

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

Video: Where do Mustard Seed students go to high school? Featuring the class of 2017!

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 […]