Mustard Seed School
422 Willow Ave., Hoboken, New Jersey, 07030
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Established in 1979, Mustard Seed School is a progressive, arts-infused Christian school serving pre-K through 8th grade students. The school teaches each child to know and care for the world.
Abby Liu, the school’s Director of Marketing and Communications, says that when parents walk into the school for the first time, they comment on the peaceful, joyful environment.
“They see students who are deeply engaged in learning with teachers who know and care for them. They immediately feel a strong sense of community. It’s a place where students can celebrate their successes and learn from their failures.”
The program at Mustard Seed School addresses the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. “We have an integrated curriculum that combines academics with arts, faith and service,” says Liu. “The school prepares students to go out into the world to be change makers–to make a difference in the world.”
During the pandemic, the Early Childhood (pre-K-K), Lower School (grades 1-3), and Middle School (grades 4-8) implemented distance learning in age-appropriate ways.
“Our Head of School puts out weekly ‘State of the School’ video addresses to communicate with parents but also to maintain our strong sense of community,” says Liu.
Mustard Seed is unique in that it focuses on hands-on learning and infusing the curriculum with music and art, opportunities for service and daily worship. The school has a sliding scale tuition model that enables them to serve students from across the socioeconomic spectrum.
“At Mustard Seed School, students are known and encouraged,” says Liu. “They create meaning and seek purpose, all within a loving and warm academic community committed to excellence.”