Discover Mayfield!

We're a community of dynamic learners and compassionate leaders

At Mayfield Senior School, an all-girls college preparatory high school, we educate the minds and hearts of compassionate and inquisitive students and guide them to become joyful, faith-filled, confident young women. We know how girls learn best and provide an irresistible community of discovery and excellence, rooted in the Catholic values of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

Latest News

List of 6 news stories.

  • Mayfield dancers share their vision of "Matriarchy"

    Yesterday was the opening night of the spring dance concert, “Matriarchy.” The show features choreography by three professional guest choreographers, as well as the artistry of 43 Mayfield dancers, lighting designers, actors, writers and visual artists. “Matriarchy,” an interdisciplinary performance with high-powered dance at its center, asks the audience to imagine a world where women lead, where women are guaranteed equity and safety, and where women are valued for their strength. We sat down with the Director of Dance Conservatory, Sarah Alaways, to discuss how this project came into being.
    Read More
  • The Cubs finished another amazing year in the Prep League, with two league titles!

    The final week of the regular season was a thrilling one. In addition to honoring the members of the Class of 2023 at our Senior Nights for Softball, Swim & Dive, and Track & Field—the Cubs won two Prep League titles! Track & Field won their 8th consecutive championship in a tight meet on Tuesday night in Burbank. The Cubs bookended the meet by winning both the 4 X 100 Relay (Alyssa Gallardo '23, Sade Falese '23, Liz Goethals '23 and Monika Vargas '25) and the 4 X 400 Relay (Liz Goethals, Leah Whitfield '26, Natalie Miera '23 and Cecilia Kvochak '23). In between the two relay wins, the Cubs won six individual events, led by Vargas' two victories in the 100 & 300 hurdles, Falese in the long jump, Goethals in the discus, Sissy Page '25 in the high jump, and Whitfield in the triple jump. The meet was the closest Finals in years, but the Cubs continued their historic run of titles by scoring 136 points, ahead of 2nd place Westridge's 106 points. All of the event winners will have the opportunity to compete in next week's CIF Division 4 Prelims.
    Read More
  • Redesigned statistics course helps students become more informed citizens

    It is not Emlily Goodell’s ’99 first time teaching statistics at Mayfield, but she restructured the course this year to meet “our current student population and their interests.” Although she works closely with the textbook, she wanted to focus less on rote memorization and much more on how data was flowing through the lives of her students, better equipping students with understanding data in deeply practical and easily applicable ways. And a visit to a statistics class showed her approach in action.
    Read More
  • 9th grade World History: Deconstructing arguments with a historical lens

    The students in April Garcez’s 9th grade World History class settled into their seats in Strub Room 201, with Ms. Garcez at her desk, ready to explore the topic of the day: the Islamic world in the 1300s. They all watched a short video on the precious commodities of the time which were abundant in many parts of Africa in that era. The second video was on the Islamic scholar Ibn Battuta, who cataloged his decades of extensive travel through this terrain, providing a rare in-depth portrait of the people and places of that time. The students were attentive, took notes and asked questions. Then after reviewing a small selection of Ibn Battuta’s writing, the students were asked to come into groups of four, and spend 12 minutes identifying elements of the Muslim empire that Ibn Battuta’s account brought to life. 

    The groups shared their responses in a popcorn-style exercise afterwards. “They valued hospitality!" shouted one group. ”There was fairness in trade,” said another. Yet another chimed in with a slightly longer response, “They mostly promoted peace…because the Quran really promoted…being a good person and always caring for others.” The topics in this discussion were not totally unfamiliar to these students, but these historical accounts were making their knowledge of the world wider, broader and deeper. And unbeknownst to this class, this specific activity was relatively new to the World History I curriculum. 
    Read More
  • Alternating cast 1

    High School Musical: Irresistible source material and an all-team effort!

    Reading the program for “High School Musical,” there is a recurring theme from the Director’s Note to the Performers’ Bios. So many of the cast and crew were touched by the movie when it first came out on the Disney Channel, so when Mayfield decided to mount a production on the Pike stage this year, everyone was excited to take part in the fun! 
    Read More
  • “Lead Me, Guide Me”—the sounds and sights of Mayfield’s Black History Month

    If you happened to be on the Mayfield Senior School campus this February, you might have experienced something captivating happening every Wednesday during lunch hour. Large speakers would appear on porches and patios, and the usually quiet airways would be filled with rich, moving music. Jazz, gospel and protest music. There were some hip hop and R&B offerings too. Some pieces were haunting, some enthralling, some were so outrageously fun that made people break into spontaneous dance, while others were more contemplative and thought-provoking. There is something irresistible about music—especially powerful music—it can tell an important story that somehow makes everyone who hears it feel included in that story. All of these pieces were important compositions from Black musicians, and this was an embodied way to encounter this year’s theme for Black History Month at Mayfield: “Lead Me, Guide Me: Black History, Music & Liberation.”
    Read More

Read the latest Postscripts magazine

Upcoming Events

List of 3 events.

View All Events

Facebook Feed

Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 28 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.