Where is the Class of 2018 going to high school?

If you’re not from the Greater New York area, you may not know how complicated it can be to apply to high school. High schools here include some of the best public and private schools in the country and applying to these schools requires applications, recommendations, interviews, a myriad of standardized tests, and an elaborate […]

Eliazar Hernandez ’09: “My struggle has become my pride and joy!”

  Eliazar Hernandez, MSS Class of 2009 knows what it means to struggle in school. Now a high school and college graduate, he looks back and says the things that he struggled with have become his pride and joy. Here’s why. What was it like to grow up bilingual? Growing up bilingual was hard. Home […]

Adele Pedulla ’05: Teaching in Korea

Adele Pedulla ’05 spends her afternoons teaching English to students in Gwangju, South Korea, at an after school program called a hagwon. Her students range from ages six to 14. “I think a lot about Mustard Seed and my many moons there when I plan ways to get kids excited about my lessons,” she says.  […]

The eighth grade graduated! Now what?

Last week, our eighth grade students took the stage one last time. Don’t they look ready for high school?  They have worked hard over the years.  They have presented eight academic exhibitions as a part of their graduation requirement.  Read hundreds of books.  Solved thousands of math problems.  And so much more. We had no […]