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  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition for the 2023-24 school year is $33,800.
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Need-Based Financial Aid

Mayfield Senior School is committed to providing need-based financial aid to new and returning families. Assistance is awarded based on demonstration of need as well as on available financial aid funds. All new and returning families are required to complete all requested information in order to be considered for Financial Aid.

Financial Aid Application Checklist

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  • 1. Review Mayfield’s Financial Aid Policies and Guidelines

    In compliance with non-profit institutional standards, Mayfield Senior School has adopted the following Financial Aid Policies and Guidelines:
    Financial Aid Policies and Guidelines for applicants applying for the 2024-2025 school year:
    • Need-based financial assistance is offered to families demonstrating need.
    • In determining financial aid, the school may consider all available parental resources.
    • Each family must reapply for financial aid each year. Financial aid awards are not automatically renewable on an annual basis. 
    • All custodial parents must complete an online application to Blackbaud Financial Aid for processing.
    • Financial information from the non-custodial parent will be required. The school reserves the right to request appropriate documents to verify custodial arrangements and to request financial information, if applicable. 
    • Parents are required to disclose any other awards or financial assistance received on behalf of the student as part of their financial aid application. These amounts will be considered in the determination of the financial aid awarded. If an outside award is received after financial aid has been awarded by Mayfield Senior School, the school reserves the right to reevaluate its financial aid award and adjust accordingly.
    Applications submitted without documentation will not be processed. All parents must furnish Blackbaud Financial Aid with the required supporting documentation when requested. The requested documents may include, but are not limited to:
    • Most recent paystubs
    • Most recent W-2 forms for all jobs.
    • Most recently filed federal tax returns: 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ with all schedules.
    • Most recently filed business tax return: 1120, 1120S, 1065 (if applicable).
    • Supplemental income documentation: Social Security income, Welfare, Food Stamps, Child Support, 1099-M Forms, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, Veterans Benefits, Housing Allowance, etc.
    • If you are unable to provide any of the aforementioned items, please submit a Special Circumstance Letter indicating which document(s) you are unable to provide and why. This information will be shared with your school for consideration.
    • Families should submit forms and tax returns by the required deadline dates, or the request for financial aid may not be processed.
    • When a parent does not work and there are no preschool children, health problems or aging parents at home, the school will impute an annual income of $25,000 to the non-working parent.
    • The school will not consider business losses or depreciation in calculating financial need.
    Families must submit forms and tax returns by the required deadline dates, or the request for financial aid may not be processed.

    Mayfield Senior School reserves the right to withdraw financial aid at any time during the school year should discrepancies be discovered in the information provided.
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  • 2. Complete the online Blackbaud Aid application

    Complete the Blackbaud Financial Aid application for the Academic Year 2024-2025 online no later than Jan. 26, 2024. (Applications will open in October 2023.) The fee for applying online is $35. Make sure to have the application sent to Mayfield Senior School (School ID 11224). 

Mayfield Merit Scholarships

The Mayfield Merit Scholarship is the highest award presented to an incoming Mayfield Senior School student. This award targets students who best embody the spirit of Holy Child philosophy, which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of others.

The Merit Scholarship Committee designates as many as six merit scholars for each incoming class. The award is renewable each year.
All ninth grade applicants are considered for Mayfield Senior School's merit scholarships, based on the following selection criteria: 

  • Candidate must have a record of academic excellence in the 7th and 8th grades and be among the top 5% of Mayfield's applicant pool
  • Candidate must have maintained an A average in core classes (Math, ELA, History, Science) 
  • Candidate must demonstrate a history of outstanding contributions to her school and community through leadership and service
Decisions are made by the Head of School and Admissions Committee and awardees are notified at the time of acceptance.

— Kayla T. '22

I love that at Mayfield, you can participate in whatever you like and try so many different things to expand your interests. I also love how welcoming the community is and the amazing friends I have made. At Mayfield, you can truly be whoever you want to be. It gives you an opportunity to find yourself while giving you an amazing education beyond what is written in the textbooks. The faculty and staff really go above and beyond to make you successful and provide you with all the support you need to succeed.

— Holly G. '23

I can go on for days explaining why I enjoy all the different aspects of Mayfield! The academics are challenging and motivating, and I feel as if everyday I can come home and share with my family that I have gained more knowledge. The support from teachers, staff, and other students is astounding. If I have questions, or need help, someone is always there to guide me. Mayfield sparked my enjoyment for going to school.

— Mia M. '22

Mayfield is a place that challenges you but is extremely supportive. The teachers want you to succeed and are willing to offer help and one-on-one practice. It is a place you'll long to be because everything you love is there: friends, food, sports, school (yes—school at Mayfield is fun!), arts, and many more.

For more information

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    Merilisa Ramirez 

    Director of Admissions
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 287
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    Cynthia Riegsecker 

    Director of Finance
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 210
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.
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.