Lem and Michael: get to know members of the Class of 2019

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! lem In the fall Lem will attend the Academy of American Studies, a New York City magnet school with a focus […]

Reese, Justus, and Sebastiano: get to these students before they graduate!

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!   reese Even though Reese sometimes struggles in math, she’s looking forward to studying the subject when she attends the Academy […]

Esther, Luke, and Lola: eighth grade profiles

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!   Esther As Esther thinks about attending Saint Dominic Academy in the fall, she hopes to make new friends. Become more […]

Vera, Maya, Sbu: get to know more eighth grade students before they graduate!

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!   vera A challenging curriculum and a fresh start are two things that Vera’s looking forward to at the Dwight Englewood […]

Laura, Emma, Jett

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! Laura Friends describe Laura as compassionate, confident, determined, creative, and unique. Sometimes serious. Also very fun. Dwight-Englewood is Laura’s top choice […]

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 […]

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 […]