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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.

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  • Oh the places they will go!

    This is the time of year when we finally get a sense of where the members of the Class of  2022 will be heading. Over the last few weeks, our recently graduated seniors wore their new school pride on painted polo shirts, decorated car windows and in sidewalk chalk. And we couldn’t be more proud!  The members of the Class of 2022 will be attending 45 different colleges/universities in 18 states. 49% will attend college in the state of California and 26% will enroll at a public university in the state of California. 23% will continue their Catholic education at a Catholic college/university. Read on for more facts and stats!
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  • Family and friends gather for the graduation of the Class of 2022

    The graduation of the Class of 2022 on the Mayfield Senior School campus felt historic for a variety of reasons. Firstly, the largest construction project ever embarked on by the school was completed only a few weeks earlier, and people were able to see the restored Strub Hall without its scaffolding, showing off its timeless elegance once again. Secondly, there was a rare sense of excitement of having all family and friends welcomed back to campus, in the absence of restrictive COVID-19 prohibitions. And finally, the celebrations were centered on the resilient, creative and generous Class of 2022 themselves.
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  • Introducing Amber Gravely: Mayfield’s New Director for Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    We had a recent Zoom chat with Mayfield’s new Director for Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Amber Gravely. She sat below a bright red sign which read “JOY” in all caps. “My sister got it for me years ago,” she laughed and explained, “Joy is my middle name!” 

    Amber received her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University, her M.A. from University of Southern California and pursued her Ed.D from University of Southern California (Doctor of Educational Leadership, Education Psychology). With expansive experiences in Justice, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and sectors, Amber has been employed as an educational consultant at Pasadena Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, Western Christian School. She has worked as an instructor/DEI Lead at schools like Barnhart and Buckley, and a trainer at the Positive Coaching Alliance. In the course of the conversation, Amber expressed her keen enthusiasm to be joining the Mayfield community. And it was clear that “joy” is not just part of her name, but part of her approach to her work as well…
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  • It is never too early for Computer Science. Or robots doing the “Cha Cha slide!”

    When you ask Conceptual Physics teacher Billy Abdallah or AP Computer Science teacher Michael Dimen about how an “Intro to Computer Science” unit got folded into the freshman physics curriculum, they will both say it came from a “vision.” And not necessarily their own vision either. The idea was first proposed by Head of School Kate Morin and Director of Innovation and Community Partnerships Melissa Tighe. And although the initial ideas didn’t initiate from Mr. Abdallah and Mr. Dimen per se, they both saw the incredible potential in the approach. The earlier Mayfield students could be exposed to computer science, the better. They knew that exposing students to “challenging” subjects at early ages—with a focus on curiosity— the more students would feel empowered to pursue more study in those arenas. That had been one of the driving forces in creating the Conceptual Physics for Freshmen course in the first place. Once the computer science pilot started, Mr. Dimen and Mr. Abdallah knew the hard work of putting the course together was not in vain.
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  • Arts Spotlight: The Music Never Stops

    This week, we sat down with Denise Leitner for a behind-the-scenes peek at the Spring Dance Concert and an interview as she finishes her final Mayfield production. Read more to learn what you can expect from the show, and hear about how she came to Mayfield, what she has learned from her students, and what she plans to do with her retirement.

    Your current and final dance concert for Mayfield is entitled, “The Music Never Stops.” With a name like that, was it meant to be a gentle nod to your retirement? Or do the students help shape the names of the shows?

    ​​I'm gonna be honest with you—it's the title of a Grateful Dead song! (Denise laughs) When I knew that this was my last show, I thought I'm gonna pay homage to some music that has inspired me as a dancer, because when you go to those shows and you see those people dance there, it's so free. I could say that this is the name of a song, but also the name inspires me. Even when I leave the school, the music never stops, dance will go on, art will go on. The journey will continue.
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  • Mostly smiles, some tears, and a whole lot of winning

    Our spring regular season came to an end this week with mostly smiles, some tears, and a whole lot of winning. The week started off last Saturday with the Varsity Swim & Dive team winning their 2nd consecutive Prep League title and the JV team winning their 17th straight championship. The Cubs said goodbye to Seniors Lucia Avila ‘22, Avalon Bajarias ‘22, Taylor Carey ‘22, Katelin Echeverria ‘22, Emma Franco ‘22, Audrey Leung ‘22 and Alexa Valenzuela ‘22.  The Varsity team's score of 392 points is the most that any Prep League school has ever scored in the nearly 40 year history of the meet. Event winners included Morgan Burns ‘25 (Diving), Taylor Carey ‘22 (100 Breaststroke), and the 200 Medley Relay team of Taylor Carey, Kate Georgino ‘25, Sophia Georgino ‘25, and Holly Gmelich ‘23, whose winning time broke a 20-year old school record. JV winners included Frances Aguirre ‘25, Kayley Bao ‘24, Delilah Dudas ‘24, Kate Grinnell ‘23, Zora Hinrichs ‘23, Ava Kook ‘24 and Alexa Valenzuela ‘23. The team qualified for CIF in nine individual events and all three relays and will compete at the CIF meet in Mission Viejo next week.
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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.