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 […]

New teaching framework makes Mr. Nordling’s math lessons more accessible

As part of our new strategic plan, we’re considering how to best meet the needs of diverse learners. Some teachers are starting to receive professional development in Universal Design for Learning, a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all students based on scientific insights into how humans learn. Zach Nordling is changing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer reading lists 2018

What better way to celebrate summer than with good books? These lists can also be found in the Community/Family section of the website. One of the best ways to prepare for the upcoming school year is to read. Teachers have put together lists of engaging books that connect thematically with the curriculum.  Whether you are […]