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 […]

Get to know Katie Eades, new Development Director

Katie Eades joined the Mustard Seed School community as Development Director in early March. Where are you from? I am born and raised in Sterling, Illinois, but Chicago will always be home to me. Tell us a little bit about your experience. First and foremost, I am a teacher. I taught high school history in […]

Celebrate! Board of Trustees votes to adopt updated mission statement!

On January 17, 2019, the MSS Board of Trustees adopted a revised mission statement. Abby Choi, the Director of School Initiatives and Improvement, led the five-month process of review and revision. Here she answers questions about the development of the statement. Why update the mission statement? Last fall we began to implement our five-year strategic […]

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, […]

What’s in the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan? Thriving and flourishing…

(Note: this is the speech given by Tom Postema, Head of School, at the the Strategic Plan Celebration Party on September 24, 2018) At the start of this 40th year of Mustard Seed School, we’re kicking off a new season in the life of the school. We’ve just launched our Strategic Plan and I’m eager […]

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 […]