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 […]

Get to know Brent Harris, new seventh grade homeroom teacher

Brent Harris joins the Mustard Seed faculty as the seventh grade homeroom teacher. He’ll also be teaching seventh and eighth grade language arts. Where are you from?
 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Why did you move to Jersey City?  Lauren, my wife, is attending Columbia University; I decided to tag along for the ride! Where did […]

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 […]

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 […]

What PARENTS wish teachers knew at the beginning of the year

Note: This blog is a follow-up to What teachers wish parents knew at the beginning of the year. Well, teachers, this blog is for you!  I’m going to put on my parent hat and join the many parents who wrote to tell me what they wish you knew at the beginning of the year. Here […]

What you give: 2017 Annual Partnership Report now available

You and I know that the world’s increasingly complex. No longer is it enough to be academically strong. Students must know how to collaborate. Think creatively. Understand technology.  Implement the engineering design process. Engage with a world that changes moment-by-moment. Our students are learning in a world that’s very different from the one that many […]