You can’t do that! That’s impossible! A story for Mustard Seed School, year 40

Two of Mustard Seed School’s Co-Founders, Shanna Pargellis (left), and Joan Litman (right), holding the birthday book the school was given to celebrate the 40th year of Mustard Seed School. It’s a book called The Glorious Impossible by Madeleine L’Engle. Note: This is a story that Shanna Pargellis wrote and read in Lower School worship […]

Mayor Bhalla and Freeholder Romano give proclamations on the 40th first day of school

Mustard Seed’s 40th anniversary celebration continues! Forty years after the “first” first day of school, Mayor Bhalla and Freeholder Romano join the school community for opening day worship. They each brought a proclamation to recognize all that Mustard Seed has contributed to the community. Here’s a look at the morning in photos. Head of School […]

40th Anniversary Block Party on September 14th!

  Calling all Mustard Seed School Community members! Mustard Seed School will be hosting a Community Block Party to celebrate 40 years of inspiring minds, cultivating hearts, and removing barriers. The block party will be at Church Square Park (5th Street between Willow and Park Avenue) on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 1PM-4PM. The event […]

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 […]