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At Mustard Seed, your child will be known, loved, and challenged.

Founded in 1979 by a small group of innovative teachers and located in the heart of Hoboken, Mustard Seed School (MSS) is an inclusive Christian school dedicated to the education of preschool (age 3) through grade 8 students. As an independent academic institution, we continue our founding traditions as a Reggio Emilia-inspired community, warmly honoring and encouraging the natural curiosity of our students with a rigorous curriculum that both challenges and inspires.

Who you learn with matters

MSS students embrace academic, artistic, and social challenges in a joyful, safe environment. Their growth and development is enriched by learning beside and collaborating with classmates of every composition, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, faith tradition, sexual orientation, and gender expression with the support and encouragement of devoted, highly-trained faculty. Our students see themselves as global citizens and act accordingly, as compassionate advocates for God’s world who can and do make a difference.

Our graduates excel in high school and beyond.

MSS students consistently score remarkably well in MAP testing. In 2022, more than 90% of our students were accepted into their first choice in high school including Léman Prep Manhattan, High Tech, Calhoun, and Grace Church. Four of our students in the Class of 2022 were offered full Sheehan Scholarships to Saint Peter’s Prep.

Young alums remember their time at MSS fondly, sharing that the project-based, integrated program with its emphasis on character and service and art and science provided the skills they needed to succeed. MSS graduates are consistently accepted into the top colleges and universities in the nation, and go on to pursue careers and lives of meaning and purpose.

Mustard Seed School is an NJAIS accredited school committed to excellence.


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What Our Parents Say

At Mustard Seed School I have witnessed my son flourish. He has transitioned from a distracted and disorganized student to a lover of education and the community. We attribute our son’s confidence, excitement for school projects, love of music, and desire to help others to the guidance and efforts of his teachers and supporting staff at MSS. The mission of MSS has laid the foundation for Michael, as he was accepted into every high school he applied to, loves to sing, and volunteers at an assisted living facility in Jersey City. We are so happy that not only does he want to achieve but he is conscious of the needs of others and has a desire to help.

— Middle School parent

We have been fortunate to be involved with Mustard Seed School for 13 years now. My children leave for school each day with smiles on their faces and they come home happy, too. In between they’ve learned about academics and arts, faith and friendship, and individuality and teamwork. I can’t imagine a better place for my children to spend their days. My oldest is in high school now and his experience at Mustard Seed is paying dividends. Not only is he excelling academically at a nationally-ranked high school, we consistently receive positive feedback about his work ethic, his willingness to help others, and his ability to articulate ideas to peers and teachers. Mustard Seed has set him on a path to be a successful and giving as an adult. We are grateful.

— Middle School and Alumni parent

I’m a public school teacher with a Master’s degree and nine years of experience in grades K-5. We moved to NJ just to be a part of this special community. I love how MSS nurtures the whole child through academics, the arts, worship, and service projects. It is indeed a very unique place!

— Lower School parent

1:9 teacher-student ratio (K-8)

1:6 teacher-student ratio (PK)

17 average class size

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