This summer,  faculty and staff are available virtually. Admissions questions: Imaani F. Sanders [email protected]. 201.355.6635.

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Distance Learning: COVID-19

How we're responding to the COVID-19 crisis

What will school look like in the fall of 2020?

As the current situation with COVID-19 unfolds, we continue to make plans for the return to school in September 2020. You can find the most up-to-date information in the Fall 2020 section.

Go to Fall 2020 Info

What does distance learning at Mustard Seed School look like?

Mustard Seed School successfully moved to distance learning on March 16, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Teachers and students jumped into distance learning whole heartedly. We’re proud of the strong work and learning that’s happened. Each division, Early Childhood (PK-K), Lower School (1-3), and Middle School (4-8) implemented distance learning in ways that were appropriate to their students, teachers, and parents. It involved email communication, teacher videos, and the use of platforms like Seesaw, Google Classroom, and Flipgrid. Synchronous learning occurred through Zoom and Google Meet. Parents helped us shape the program through responding to frequent surveys.

If we need to switch to distance learning at any point during the 2020-21 school year, we will be ready to do so.

State of the School 5/29/20 Distance Learning Update

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We’re working to provide resources for families during this time.

April 14, 2020

Spring Break (And Other Times!) Activity Ideas for Preschool and Elementary-Aged Children

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April 14, 2020

Spring Break (And Other Times!) Exploration Ideas for Middle School Students

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April 2, 2020

How to talk with children about COVID-19, grief, anxiety, and more: mental health resources for parents

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April 1, 2020

Need food for your family? Or want to help a neighbor in need? Here’s what you need to know.

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April 8, 2020

Movie Recommendations from MSS Parents

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March 20, 2020

Need some resources to keep your young child occupied during social distancing? Try these.

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March 27, 2020

12 strategies for a successful shelter in place from survivors of SARS and H1N1 (The Postemas!)

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March 31, 2020

Movies, podcasts, video games, and music recommendations for older Middle School students

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What are parents saying about distance learning?

There is no other place like Mustard Seed. The kids miss school but it has been a different experience. We enjoy seeing how their independence and sense of responsibility comes naturally with this new method of learning. They both loved seeing their classmates via video, even if was only for a few minutes. Thank you teachers for being so proactive in activity assignments!

— Jerry Zapata, parent

I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the incredible work you’re doing! As a teacher who knows how challenging this all is, and as a mom who knows how deeply you care, I am so incredibly grateful. I’m not surprised – MSS always comes through with creative, thoughtful, rigorous, and meaningful work for the students. I just wanted to express my deepest gratitude to you all. May the Lord strengthen us all during this time.
Be strong! Take heart!

— Shannon Cassadayho, parent

The perseverance, enthusiasm, and faithfulness of the Mustard Seed School teachers and administration is remarkable. THANK YOU for all you are doing to prepare, pivot, and communicate well with families.

— The DeMarco Family