Mayfield Senior School

500 Bellefontaine Street Pasadena, CA 91005

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Applications for the 2016-17 school year will open in early November 2015. Please submit your contact information to be notified when applications open. In the meantime, please browse our website to find answers to general admissions questions and learn more about Mayfield Senior School.
When can I apply to Mayfield Senior School?
Applications for students entering 9th grade in the 2016-17 school year will open in early November 2015. (Transfer students entering in 10th and 11th grade can apply online beginning March 2016.)

Q. Who is the typical Mayfield Senior School student?
A. Mayfield students hail from all over Los Angeles County, but most come from the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area. Our current student body represents almost 30 local communities, including Pasadena, Altadena, Glendale, Arcadia, San Marino, Monrovia, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, La Canada, Los Angeles, Sierra Madre, Alhambra, Downey, Burbank, Montebello, Toluca Lake, La Crescenta, Temple City, Tujunga, Bell, Bradbury, El Monte, Huntington Park, Monterey Park, Rosemead, Studio City, Valley Center, Maywood, and North Hollywood.

Our students come from Catholic, independent, public, and international schools. The 91 students in the Class of 2018 come to us from 36 different feeder schools and represent many different racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Most incoming freshmen know only a few other students before they enroll, so the atmosphere on campus is very friendly. Students are eager to get to know each other!

Q. What do you look for when admitting students?

Mayfield Senior School admits the best-qualified applicants. We seek students who possess character, scholarship, curiosity and love of learning. In addition, Mayfield expects to enroll students who value integrity, loyalty and service. In evaluating applicants, the Admissions Committee creates a context for each student, and tries to assess the student’s ability and eagerness to benefit from and contribute to Mayfield. The following are criteria that the Admissions Committee considers when making its decisions:

  • Application, including student essay
  • Interview
  • Admissions testing (ISEE)
  • Transcript, emphasis placed on 7th and 8th grades
  • Recommendations (academic and personal)

Q. Where do Mayfield Senior School graduates attend college?
A. 100% of our students are accepted to college. Our graduates enroll at small liberal arts colleges, large research universities, and public and private institutions in the West, South, Midwest and on the East Coast. Graduates of the Classes of 2011–2014 are currently attending 131 colleges and universities across the country and around the world. See the Class of 2014 Matriculation List.

Q. What are the advantages of attending an all-girls school?
A. Studies have shown that students at single-sex high schools outperform their peers in a co-ed environment in all areas: academics, leadership, community participation, and personal development. Learn more about the benefits of attending an all-girls school.

Q. What is the cost of tuition?
A. The tuition for 2015-16 is $24,450.

Q. Is financial or merit aid available?
A. Yes. Approximately 30% of the student body receives tuition assistance. Mayfield Senior School offers both need-based and merit-based financial aid.

Q. Will applying for financial aid affect my chances for admission?
A. No. It is important to note that applying for financial aid has no bearing upon the Admission Committee's decision and assessment of an applicant's potential as a Mayfield student. Decisions regarding financial aid are made after admission is determined.

Q. When can I visit the Mayfield campus?
A. Campus visits for students take place in October and November on selected dates. View the calendar and register online for your campus tour! We also host an Open House for the entire family on the first Sunday in December from 12:00pm-3:00pm.

Q. What sports does Mayfield Senior School offer?
A. We field competitive teams in the following sports:
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
Students also compete in equestrian competitions under the Mayfield banner.

Q. How does Mayfield stay committed to its traditions while looking to the future?
Mayfield Senior School is committed to the spiritual formation of young women and the development of their intellectual curiosity, self-awareness, and leadership skills to serve others. We believe in preserving the integrity of our mission and ensuring that a Mayfield education will be available for future generations.
Our 2020 Strategic Vision is designed to promote a Catholic education for young women that nurtures their gifts and inspires them to lead lives of “Actions Not Words.”  This seven-year strategic plan is focused on three primary strategic initiatives for institutional development:
» Program: A Vision For Learning
Program focuses on our core educational mission in the areas of spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and leadership development.
» Community: Building On Faith
Community addresses the greater Mayfield Senior School community and seeks to foster diversity, connectivity, global awareness and Holy Child Schools Network involvement.
» Stewardship: Securing Our Future
Stewardship is focused on promoting community participation, advancing programs which meet "the wants of the age" and securing the necessary funding.
Mayfield Senior School admits students of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin. Mayfield Senior School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
College Matriculation
Mayfield Senior School graduates are currently attending the following colleges and universities:
University of Alabama
American University
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
University of Arizona
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Bard College
Barnard College
Bates College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Butler University
University of California
 • Berkeley
 • Davis
 • Irvine
 • Los Angeles
 • Riverside
 • San Diego
 • Santa Barbara
 • Santa Cruz
California Polytechnic State University
 • Pomona
 • San Luis Obispo
California State University
 • Los Angeles
 • Sonoma
The Catholic University of America
Chapman University
University of Chicago
Claremont McKenna College
Colgate University
University of Colorado, Boulder
Columbia College, Chicago
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Denison University
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drew University
Drexel University
Duke University
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fordham University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gonzaga University
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Johns Hopkins University
University of La Verne
Lehigh University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University, Chicago
Loyola University, New Orleans
Macalester College
University of Maryland, College Park
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Menlo College
University of Miami
University of Michigan
Middlebury College
Muhlenberg College
New York University
Northwestern University
University of Notre Dame
Oberlin College
Occidental College
University of Oregon
Oregon State University
University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
University of Portland
Pratt Institute
University of Puget Sound
Purdue University
Redlands University
Reed College
Regis University
Rhode Island School of Design
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
St. Louis University
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
Santa Clara University
Seattle University
Skidmore College
Smith College
University of Southern California
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
Trinity College (CT)
Tufts University
Tulane University
Villanova University
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Wellesley College
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Yale University
Contact the Admissions Office
Clemmie Phillips
Director of Admissions
(626) 799-9121 ext. 210

Merilisa Ramirez
Assistant Director of Admissions
(626) 799-9121 ext. 287