The annual partnership report: financial aid, fundraising, and a look back at 2017-18

Dear Life-changer, Your kindness and compassion transform lives through education. Because of your support, the students who walk through the doors of Mustard Seed go on to high school, college, and beyond. They succeed and flourish. And they give back to their communities. As we prepare to move forward with this school year, we also […]

Why we give: the Armand family

All children deserve the education and experience that Mustard Seed provides. The school is beyond welcoming and the community spirit is infectious. It makes us want to do all we can to contribute to the warm and open environment. We’re proud supporters of the school. Here are just a few of the reasons why we […]

Video! The Cassadayho family: How an answer to prayer brought them to Mustard Seed

When the time came for Shannon and Calvin Cassadayho to send their son, London, to kindergarten, they did their research. Lots of it. An educator in the New York City public schools, Shannon had very clear ideas about the learning environment that she and Calvin wanted for their family. One school rose to the top […]

New video on faith & worship with Mustard Seed founder Shanna Pargellis

Have you ever wondered about faith and worship at Mustard Seed?  Why do we have worship every day?  Why so many celebrations?  And do you have to be a Christian to attend the school? I sat down with MSS Founder and Early Childhood Director Shanna Pargellis for an interview about faith and worship at Mustard […]

Opening the classroom to interns: sharing what it means to teach children of God

Note:  Since 2002, for three weeks in May every other year, Mustard Seed School has opened its classrooms to 8-10 interns from Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, GA). Some years ago, I was a student at Covenant College, studying to become a teacher. In addition to learning to teach content and subject matter, I learned that […]

Why field trips? A school on the move…

We are a school that travels.  From the school’s inception in 1979, our students have been taking trips nearly every month.  Within Hoboken. Into New York.  And, in the Upper School, overnight trips further away.  Trips are not optional. They are essential to fulfill our mission “to stimulate and broaden the experiences of city children.” […]