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At Mustard Seed School, we form change makers prepared to care for and impact communities around the world in innovative and transformative ways. Through academic, artistic, and social-emotional exploration in intentional spaces, students develop their unique gifts and talents, and ways to express their learning among the group. They are known and encouraged. They create meaning and seek purpose. All within a loving and warm faith-focused, service-minded community committed to excellence.
Students have access to one of our three art studios every day: The Studio (PK-K), The Shared Space (Grades 1-3), and the Artroom (Grades 4-8). They use artistic languages to respond to classroom learning. Daily experiences in these spaces challenge students to learn in different modalities, work together, and develop discipline and self-regulation. Students are required to plan, reflect, and assess their work. Fourth and fifth graders participate in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). They’re often given a guiding question that informs their research, experimentation, and model answers as they collaborate to find solutions and consider complex ideas.
Mustard Seed School is rooted in the Christian faith. Our whole child approach to education means our curriculum is infused with prayer, opportunities for service, and daily worship. As an interdenominational school, we welcome families from all denominations and students across all faith backgrounds. We also welcome students with no faith background.
Our students grow to become servant leaders. They learn to serve one another in the classroom and throughout the school. Through school-wide service projects, students are taught to reach beyond the school’s walls to care for their neighbors and communities. By starting small, they learn service as a way of life and caring as a tangible means for change.
Whether it’s Memoir Night, “I Love Math Day,” or the 100th day of school, we focus on creating a joy-filled academic environment that values tradition and recognizes the gifts of each child. We also celebrate our Christian heritage. Our traditions and celebrations reflect both our diversity and unity in God.
Mustard Seed School alumni are successful academically, professionally, and in all of life. They grow to become ethical citizens and world contributors. They care for their communities with innovation and treat others with respect. They strive to make a difference in this world through their vocation and personal lives, rooted in their identity as a beloved child of God.
The Studio is a place for research, invention, empathy, and exploration. In The Studio classroom, students deepen their learning using the “100 languages” approach. They are given a number of “languages,” such as paint, pastels, beads, collages, print-making, and drama, to creatively express themselves and their knowledge.
Similar to the Studio, The Shared Space provides both structured and open arts activities that integrate with classroom learning. Daily experiences challenge students to learn in different modalities, to work together, and to develop discipline and self-regulation. Students are required to plan, reflect, and assess their work in The Shared Space.
In our STEAM program, students join multigrade teams to learn about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Teams are given a guiding question that informs their research, experimentation, and model answers as they collaborate to find solutions and consider complex ideas. At the completion of each project, they prepare, present, and share what they’ve learned with the entire STEAM group.