You are only six steps away from us now!

The application process at Mayfield is all about being yourself. We want to get to know you and find out more about you. There are no wrong answers!

Here is the process explained in six easy steps:

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  • 1. Complete Online Application

    Each candidate will be assigned a password-protected account to complete the online application process.  If you are an 8th-grade family applying for the 2024-25 school year, application credentials will become available in mid-October 2023.

    If you have any questions about setting up your online application account, please email us or call (626) 799-9121 ext. 298 or ext. 287.
    To request more information and to say in the loop with Mayfield admissions news and events,  submit an online inquiry form.
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  • 2. Submit Online Application for Admission

    The application deadline is Jan. 19, 2024.

    Our online application includes a step-by-step Admissions Checklist with detailed instructions to help you navigate the process. The form is divided into several sections, including contact details, academic and other school information, extracurricular interests and short essay questions. The form will autosave your entries, so you may log out and resume your application at any time. A non-refundable application fee of $100 is due upon submission, and can be paid by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card.

    Our Admissions team is always here to personally guide you through the entire application process, so please don't hesitate to email us or call (626) 799-9121 ext. 287 or ext. 298 if you have any questions about the online application.
  • 3. Submit Academic References & Transcripts

    Recommendations & Transcripts are due Jan. 26, 2024.

    Log in to your family's online account, and you will have the option to request recommendations directly from your teachers. (They will be provided with detailed instructions via email on how to complete and submit their recommendations online.) Download the transcript request form and deliver directly to your current school.
  • 4. Interview

    Interviews will be held from October through February.

    Interviews for families applying for the 2024-25 school year will be held on campus. A virtual option will also be available upon request.  Interviews are scheduled once your application has been submitted. Both student and parent(s) will spend individual time with a member of the Admissions team.
  • 5. Financial Aid

    Mayfield is committed to supporting a financial aid program for students who lack the financial resources to meet the cost of tuition. To qualify for this program, families must request and complete a financial statement by Jan. 26, 2024.

    For more information please refer to the Financial Aid page or call the Admissions Office at (626) 799-9121 ext. 287.
  • 6. Admissions Decisions

    Notification of admissions decisions will be sent on March 1, 2024.

Our biggest tip for applying to Mayfield this year? Same as usual—don’t stress!

Like many schools, we’ve made some updates to our admissions process that will continue for families applying for the 2024-25 school year. The basic application details and deadlines are the same, but other elements—like our entrance exam requirements—look a little different from past years. Here are the basics:
  • No ISEE Testing 
    After careful thought and discussion, we will continue our no test policy for students applying for the 2024-25 school year.
As always, we’re here to help, so please don’t hesitate to reach out via email or phone if you have any questions!

Mayfield's admissions experts have three great tips for you:

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  • 1. Define what’s important to you in a high school

    Every high school has something special to offer. What matters is finding the place where you will be your best self, where you will grow and thrive. Some things to consider include academic programs, class size, single-sex vs. coed, spirituality, extra-curricular activities. Reflect on what you have to give and what you want to receive from your future high school.
  • 2. Start early

    Start attending open houses in 6th or 7th grade to get a sense of the schools you love and where you want to apply. In 8th grade, begin your online application early. You don’t need to complete it all in one sitting—you can log out and come back any time to finish your answers.

    Your principal and current teachers really appreciate it when you give them plenty of time to write your recommendation letters. As soon as you decide where you are applying to high school, ask for your letters.
  • 3. Don't be nervous. Be yourself!

    We are not going to put you on the spot or ask trick questions during your interview. We want to know about your hobbies, your favorite classes, what you like to do on weekends. What are you really passionate about? Write essays in your own words. We want to hear your voice. No pressure!

— Stephanie R. ’21

Mayfield is not an ordinary high school. It is the place that becomes your second home and where you meet the people that you look forward to seeing everyday. Mayfield has always been there for me and pushed me to become a better version of myself even when I doubted myself—I always have support no matter what.

— 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.

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  • Photo of Merilisa Ramirez

    Merilisa Ramirez 

    Director of Admissions
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 287
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - B.A.
  • Photo of Jade Stewart

    Jade Stewart 09

    Assistant Director of Admissions & Summer at Mayfield Coordinator
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 298
    Howard University - B.A.
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.