How to Apply

You are only seven 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 seven easy steps: 

List of 7 items.

  • 1. Request Your Username and Password

    Each candidate will be assigned a password-protected account to complete the online application process. To request your username and password for the online application, simply submit an online inquiry form and we will use this information to create your family's account. If you are an 8th-grade family applying for the 2020-21 school year, we will automatically send your username and temporary login password to the student email address included on the inquiry form. (Usernames will be emailed beginning in early October.)

    If you have any questions about setting up your online application account, please email us or call (626) 799-9121 ext. 287.
  • 2. Submit Online Application for Admission

    The application deadline is January 17, 2020.

    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, Personal References & Transcripts

    Recommendations & Transcripts are due January 24, 2020.

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

    You will also be able to download and print the recommendation & transcript forms from our website if you prefer to deliver to them directly. Printed recommendations need to be returned by mail to Mayfield’s Admissions Office at 500 Bellefontaine Street, Pasadena CA 91105. Recommendations will be avaliable in early October 2020
    Read More
  • 4. Interview

    Interviews will be conducted throughout January & February 2020.

    The online application must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to the interview.
  • 5. Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)

    You will need to register for this exam at at least one month before you wish to take it, exam fee is $120. Make sure to take the exam on or before February 1, 2020. For more information visit
  • 6. 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 students must request and complete a financial statement by January 31, 2020.

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

    Notification of admissions decisions will be sent on March 6, 2020.
    • Our admissions experts, Jade Stewart

      Our admissions experts, Jade Stewart '09 and Merilisa Ramirez, are more than happy to walk you through the process!

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

— Nia ’20

You don't have to stress about the interviews at all. You just have to be yourself and just talk freely with your interviewer.

Application Timeline

List of 8 events.

View All Events

List of 2 members.

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 21 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.