School Leadership

Strategic Vision 2020

Securing our future with 2020 Vision

The Mayfield Senior School Board of Trustees, in collaboration with the Strategic Vision 2020 Committee, released the school’s six-year Strategic Vision in 2014. This document outlines the objectives we plan to accomplish by 2020 to “meet the wants of the age.” Our graduates are leaders who are confident, intellectually vibrant, compassionate and creative, and we are eager to put our Strategic Vision 2020 into action to continue shaping our young women of the future. Our Strategic Vision 2020 Committee was made up of current and former trustees, parents, staff, alumnae and their parents. We also gathered input from over 500 members of our community to answer questions such as: How do you see the Mayfield of the future? What programs and experiences should be in place? How can we better serve the community? What is the most important thing the school should accomplish by 2020? From the input we gathered, we developed four strategic initiatives: Holy Child Mission in Action, Learning in Action, Community in Action and Stewardship in Action.

Holy Child Mission in Action

Initiative » 

Imbue our Catholic, Holy Child and Incarnational spirituality in each member of our community to carry this spirit to the world.

Strategies »

  • Foster the vibrant relationship with the Society of the Holy Child Jesus and its Mission 
  • Expand spiritual programs for the community that inspire and educate 
  • Ensure a diverse community of joy, respect and balance 
  • Celebrate the ways our Mayfield graduates model “Actions Not Words”

Learning In Action

Initiative »

Cultivate a dynamic learning community of excellence for each young woman which is innovative and collaborative, inspiring compassion, joy, confidence and balance.

Strategies »

  • Research and implement a visionary approach to curricular and co-curricular programs that appropriately challenges each student and encourages a joyful and balanced life 
  • Prepare students to be critical thinkers who are creative, curious and compassionate global citizens and leaders 
  • Design and fund a professional development program that ensures excellence in teaching and innovative assessment focused on 21st century learning 
  • Provide an educational technology program where students and teachers utilize technology as a learning tool, and are well versed in its moral and ethical use

Community In Action

Initiative »

Engage our community in new and expanding opportunities for interconnectedness within our Catholic school and the world beyond.

Strategies »

  • Review and refine our marketing plan to actively communicate our Catholic, Holy Child philosophy and inform all constituencies regarding the excellence of Mayfield’s programs and of its needs 
  • Create meaningful partnerships, connections and innovative opportunities for student learning and interaction with our broader community 
  • Cultivate a culture of reciprocity where “your gifts come alive” in support of Mayfield’s ongoing success 
  • Provide a comprehensive program of parent education that “meets the wants of the age”

Stewardship In Action

Initiative »

Advance the School’s mission and programs by ensuring institutional health and financial sustainability.

Strategies »

  • Continue to monitor the financial position of the school through the use of recognized fiscal benchmarks and the expansion of revenue streams and expenditure analysis 
  • Develop a long range plan for enrollment, tuition, scholarship and endowment goals 
  • Provide funding for program objectives to meet a 21st century curriculum as well as highly skilled faculty, staff and administration 
  • Establish a timeline for the next phase of the Master Development Plan, while addressing current maintenance and facilities needs

Strategic Vision 2020 Committee

Marla Alders
Angela Howell ’76

Lisa Brunolli
Jan Clifford
Adriann Grieco Cocker ’93
Julie Condon
Mark Dymek
Dori Larsuel
Linda Mennis
Rita C. McBride
Britt McConnell
Sr. Barbara Mullen, SHCJ
Carol Watkins
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.