Pedro Gavilano ’11: using the skills he learned at MSS as a biology major in college

Pedro with his sister, Rafaela. Pedro will soon graduate from Montclair State University and pursue a masters degree. Even though it was nine years ago, Pedro remembers very clearly what it felt like to be in seventh grade as he faced his first Mustard Seed School Academic Exhibition. Nervous. He definitely felt nervous. The assignment, […]

Why I love teaching Middle School: Sam Choi

On March 14, 2018, I found myself walking out of school with MSS middle school students. The eighth grade led us as we peacefully spoke out against gun violence following the Parkland shooting on Feb. 14, 2018. I listened to students as they grappled with what to do, struggled to find ways to honor those […]

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! Jabari ’14: Giving voice to those who are overlooked

Jabari Yemonja-Olukun ‘14 feels compassion for people who are often overlooked. She wants to tell their stories and let them know know that they matter. To use her voice to make a difference in the world. She also wants to capture history and document important issues in the media and politics. This fall, she’ll attend […]

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.    

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 […]

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 […]