Mayfield Senior School

500 Bellefontaine Street Pasadena, CA 91005

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Head of School's Welcome

Welcome to Mayfield Senior School, where Gifts Come Alive!
 
Through our focus on the Seven Goals of a Holy Child education, our students are inspired to find themselves, explore their talents and gain confidence in the knowledge that their lives have meaning and purpose.
 
Our extraordinary faculty has developed rich curricula and practices pedagogy based on ongoing research aimed at how girls learn best. Using innovative technology our students are prepared for twenty-first century success, and through our rich arts, athletics and extracurricular programs they are encouraged to discover and develop their passions.
 
We invite you to learn more about Mayfield Senior School, where we empower our students spiritually and intellectually to become faith-filled leaders who will “meet the wants of the age” through “Actions Not Words.”
 
Kate Morin
Head of School
“Through our focus on the Seven Goals of a Holy Child education, our students are inspired to find themselves, explore their talents and gain confidence in the knowledge that their lives have meaning and purpose.”
— Kate Morin
About Kate Morin
We joyfully welcomed Kate Morin, an accomplished administrator, innovator and educator, as Mayfield Senior School’s 14th Head of School in July 2015. Kate comes to Mayfield after serving for eight years as Head of the Upper School at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, MD. Over the course of her 25-year career, which also encompassed a variety of teaching and leadership roles at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., Kate has developed an unequivocal dedication to empowering young women through single-sex education.

Kate was drawn to Mayfield Senior School’s Catholic, Holy Child tradition of academic excellence within the context of a commitment to service and social justice. An accomplished musician (cello and recorder), avid 20th-century historian and enthusiastic dressage rider, Kate embodies Cornelia Connelly’s educational philosophy of educating the whole person in mind, body and spirit.

Kate holds an M.A. in history from the University of Maryland, College Park, an M.A. in musicology from New York University and a B.A. in music from the University of Maryland, College Park. Kate and her husband, Skip—a music professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for 23 years—have three grown sons, Aubrey, Nicholas and Matthew.
Q&A with Kate Morin (July 2015)
Q. What prompted you more than a year ago to seek out the Mayfield Head of School position?

Q. What appealed to you about Mayfield?

Q. How will you approach getting to know the Mayfield students, faculty, staff?

Q. Tell us a bit about your passion for educating young women.

Q. What can you tell us about your goals and hopes during your first school year at Mayfield?

Q. Tell us a bit about your family and why now is a good time to leave your longtime Washington, D.C. home for Pasadena?

Q. We hear you have a horse?