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How big is the student body?

The student body is approximately 255 PK3-8th grade students.

What is the average class size?

The average class size is 17 students.

What is the student to teacher ratio?

In the preschool, the student-teacher ratio is 6:1. In K-8, the student-teacher ratio is currently 9:1. Because of this, our teachers have the opportunity to truly know and understand each child, allowing them to build lasting relationships and help develop each child’s gifts and abilities fully.

What is your 2019-20 tuition?

Three mornings/wk preschool: $10,100
Five mornings/wk preschool: $14,200
Full day preschool: $22,600
Kindergarten-8th grade: $22,600

Field trip and activity fee (K-8th grade only)
K-Grade 1: $90
Grades 2 & 3: $125
Grades 4-8: $425

After care program
PK-3rd grade: $3900

What are your hours?
  • Full day PK4, PK5 to eighth grade – 8:10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Part-time PK3 & PK4 – 8:10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
  • Aftercare program – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Do you offer financial aid?

Mustard Seed School has a mission to remove barriers to learning, including financial barriers. We have an innovative Sliding Scale Tuition model. Sliding Scale Tuition is based on the principle that a family’s financial commitment should be in equitable proportion to its financial resources. Sliding Scale Tuition is indexed to your family’s unique financial profile, not solely income. Need is assessed by Smart Aid and the MSS Sliding Scale Evaluation Committee. You can read more here.

Is Mustard Seed School accredited?

Yes, Mustard Seed School is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.

What does it mean to be an independent school?

Mustard Seed School is a member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS). Independent schools do not rely upon public funding, but rather are funded through tuition, charitable contributions, and endowment revenue. This enables these schools to have distinct missions, such as Mustard Seed School’s mission to inspire minds, cultivate hearts, and remove barriers. Independent schools are governed by a Board of Trustees.

Is Mustard Seed School a non-profit organization?

Yes, Mustard Seed School is a non-profit organization with 501 (c) (3) status. Because of this, donors are able to make gifts to the school that are tax deductible, as allowable by law.

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