Admissions

Information for New Families

Welcome to Mayfield!

On behalf of the entire Mayfield community, we want to once again express our excitement and gratitude that you are a part of our Mayfield Senior School family! We hope the resources on this page will help guide your family through the transition to high school. Stay tuned—we will continue to add answers to frequently asked questions as the new school year approaches.

Summer academics for incoming 9th graders

Mandatory Summer Assignments

All incoming 9th graders have required summer homework assignments. These are posted on the iMSS Resources page on the Summer Assignments tab.

Optional Summer Enrichment Courses

Based on their placement exam results, incoming 9th-grade students can take optional three-week online enrichment courses in math (Algebra Readiness or Geometry Readiness) and/or English. Please note that students receiving financial aid will receive the same percentage towards summer classes.

Device Requirements

All Mayfield students must bring an Apple Mac laptop or iPad to school each day. Please note that there are certain tools and applications that do not run as smoothly on iPad, so students may need to use a computer from home, a friend, or the school library.

If you are considering buying a new device, see the minimum requirements and recommendations. If you already own a Mac laptop or iPad, these are the minimum requirements:

MacBook
  • Should be no more than 3 years old
  • 8 GB of RAM preferred
  • 128 GB hard drive, 256 GB preferred
iPad
  • Should be no more than 3 years old
  • Must support iOS 12
    • iPad Air 1, iPad Air 2, iPad (5th & 6th generation), 9.7” iPad Pro, 10.5” iPad Pro, or 12.9” iPad Pro (1st & 2nd generation)
  • Minimum 32GB storage
  • If you are purchasing a new iPad, 128 GB of RAM is the minimum recommended model
Battery Life
Battery life is critical. Ideally, the computer should have an operating life of 8 hours on a single charge, and students must come to school each day with a fully charged computer. We also recommend that students bring a charger, as the school is unable to provide loaner power cords. 

Texas Instruments (TI) Graphing Calculator
The Math Department also asks that students have a Texas Instruments (TI) graphing calculatorOur teachers consider this tool to be an important resource for high school math education—almost akin to a textbook. [Which TI model should I use? »] 

Conservatory for the Arts

Conservatory for the Arts courses are designed for the advanced art student who has a commitment to the arts. Conservatory students meet after school hours until 5:15 p.m., two or three days a week.

Ninth-graders may enroll in our UC-approved Conservatory courses by taking the required arts foundation courses concurrently, by audition or portfolio review, or with instructor approval.

Additional costs apply for Conservatory classes ($800/year or $300/trimester) and enrollment for the full year is recommended.
Students may add Conservatory for the Arts classes to their schedule using the 2020-21 Add/Drop Form. Students interested in joining a Conservatory should also meet online with faculty—please scroll down for contact information and placement or audition requirements for each Conservatory. 

» Creative Writing

Creative Writing students are encouraged to email teacher Kimberly Gomez with recent samples of their writing and to schedule a placement meeting. 

» Dance

Prospective dancers should email teacher Denise Leitner to discuss placement. If possible, students should send a two-minute video of themselves dancing (any style) as well.  

» Theatre

Please email teacher Maryanne Householder directly with any questions about joining the Theatre Conservatory program. Auditions for the fall play will be held on Sept. 7 & 8. (Please note that students will need to join Theatre Conservatory in Trimester 1 to be a part of the fall production.)

» Technical Theatre

Please email teacher Phillip Velasco directly with any questions about the program.

» Studio Arts — Drawing & Painting

Please email teacher Amy Green with any questions about the program.

» Photography, Film and Media

Please email teacher Paul Tzanetopoulos directly with any questions.

» Vocal Music

Please email teacher Andrew Alvarez with any questions. 

» Instrumental Music

All musical instruments are welcomed at all levels! Students interested in Instrumental Conservatory should email teacher Christin Hablewitz directly. This year's focus will be on solos, small groups and composition projects as well as working on music theory and  reading skills. 
If you have general questions about the Conservatory for the Arts program or the Fine Arts department, please email Department Chair Cassandra Gonzales.

Modified 2020-21 Athletics Seasons

All CIF sports have been postponed until the end of 2020. The 2020-21 CIF calendar is a modified two-season schedule. The “Fall” season begins in late December and will consist of cross country, volleyball and water polo. The “Spring” season will include badminton, basketball, golf, soccer, softball, swim and dive, tennis and track and field, and competitions start in late February 2021. Stay tuned for schedule updates!

All students trying out for and/or playing on a team must have a physical on file with the school. All relevant information must be uploaded to Magnus Health prior to the start of sport.

Uniform Guidelines

During remote learning, casual free dress is acceptable. Clothing should be modest and appropriate to a school setting — neat, clean and in good repair (no rips or tears). For example, no flannel pants or pajama bottoms, short shorts or skirts, bare midriffs or revealing or strapless tops are allowed.

Once we return to campus, students are expected to wear their school uniform. Wearing a uniform is intended to free a student to focus her creativity and self-expression into her intellectual pursuits, as well as her artistic and athletic endeavors. 

  • CKW School Uniforms is Mayfield's official uniform store. You can contact them directly via email, by text at (909) 493-6692, by phone at (626) 287-1994 or via live chat on their website. CKW is offering both virtual and in-store appointments, and you can also shop online or by phone on their dedicated order line at (626)-765-5624. 
  • You can buy Fitness & Wellness uniforms, Mayfield sweatshirts, jackets and vests, and other Cubs gear at the Cubs StoreOrder pickup has been temporarily suspended while our campus is closed, but the Cubs Store is open! Rest assured that we will set your item(s) aside for collection at a later date. 
If you have any questions, please contact Abigail Shaw, Dean of Students, at (626) 799-9121 ext. 308.

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  • Remote Learning Dress Code

    During remote learning, casual free dress is acceptable. Clothing should be modest and appropriate to a school setting — neat, clean and in good repair (no rips or tears). For example, no flannel pants or pajama bottoms, short shorts or skirts, bare midriffs or revealing or strapless tops are allowed.
  • Formal Uniform

    Must be worn on all special occasions including liturgies and prayer services.
    • Box pleat brown & white skirt (no shorter than four inches above the knee)
      OR CKW-issued khaki pants
    • White Oxford blouse/shirt shirt (short- or long-sleeved)
    • Brown Mayfield blazer
    • Brown or black loafers or flats
    • White knee-high socks or white tights (worn with skirt)
  • Fitness & Wellness Uniform

    Worn during appropriate classes, may not be worn during the day outside of class
    • White Mayfield Senior School t-shirt
    • Black Mayfield Senior School shorts and/or sweat pants
    • Mayfield red or white sweatshirt or sweater
    These items are available at the Cubs Store.
  • Blazer, Jackets & Sweatshirts

    MUST be Mayfield issued
    • Brown blazer (MUST be worn on formal uniform days)
      • Sweatshirts may not be worn under blazer on formal uniform days
    • Black down puffer jacket with Mayfield crest
      • Available from CKW by order only
    • Red or white Mayfield sweatshirt
    • Red or tan Mayfield fleece jacket
    • Red or black cardigan with Mayfield crest (from CKW)
    • Mayfield Athletics letterman sweater
    • Other Athletic/Conservatory/Club sweatshirts and jackets must be approved by the Dean of Students
    • Violations 
      • Wearing a sweatshirt without a polo or t-shirt underneath 
  • Skirts and/or Dress

    All options can be worn year round. ALL skirts should be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee and students are required to wear black spandex shorts underneath their skirt.
    • Box pleat brown & white skirt (REQUIRED — MUST be worn on formal uniform days)
    • Box pleat red & black skirt 
    • Monogrammed dress pinfeather blue 
  • Pants

    • CKW-issue khakis only (no corduroy, no cargo)
  • Shirts

    Students MUST wear a collared shirt.
    • White Oxford shirt 
      • REQUIRED — MUST be worn on formal uniform days
      • Plain or with Mayfield Senior School crest
      • Short- or long-sleeved
    • White Polo
      • Plain or with Mayfield Senior School crest only
  • Shoes

    Shoes must be secure to foot, closed back and toe, cut below the ankle. Composition soles are highly recommended due to the school’s hardwood and marble floors.
    • Brown or black loafers or flats
      • REQUIRED — MUST be worn on formal uniform days
      • Brown, black or white saddle shoe OK
    • Tennis shoes
      • Brown, Black, Red, White, Navy, Grey
    • Rain boots
      • May only be worn on rainy days
    • Violations
      • High Heels, Platforms, Slippers, Backless Shoes, Moccasins, Uggs
  • Socks, Tights & Leggings

    • White knee-high socks or white tights
      • REQUIRED — MUST be worn on formal uniform days
    • White Socks
      • Must be visible
      • Manufacturer’s logo OK but must be predominantly white
    • Black leggings or black tights
      • May not be worn with Formal Uniform 
      • Leggings must be long enough to cover the ankle
    • Violations 
      • Sweat pants under skirts 
      • Leggings with logos or mesh panels
      • Tights with printed designs 
      • Black socks
      • Socks with designs or colors

Back to School FAQ

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What format will school take in 2020-21?

    Since we found out that L.A. County schools would not be able to reopen in August, we have been hard at work planning for a remote start to the school year, and also preparing for the time when we will be able to welcome everyone back to 500 Bellefontaine. As a school we are investing a great deal of our resources in intensive professional development around best practices for remote teaching and learning. The remote learning school day will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes will primarily be taught with synchronous, live instruction.

    As soon as we are given that permission from the Pasadena Department of Health, we will begin a phased reopening process, based on guidelines issued by the CDC and other health organizations. Our plan is to bring our students and faculty back as soon as possible—always with a remote option for those who are unable to return to campus.
  • Q: What is the status of competitive athletics?

    All CIF sports have been postponed until the end of 2020. The 2020-21 CIF calendar is a modified two-season schedule. The “Fall” season begins in late December and will consist of cross country, volleyball and water polo. The “Spring” season will include badminton, basketball, golf, soccer, softball, swim and dive, tennis and track and field, and competitions start in late February 2021. Stay tuned for schedule updates!
  • Q: Will 9th-grade orientation still take place?

    We are looking forward to seeing all new students at our fun virtual orientation session! Students will get to know each other, meet their advisors, hear from various faculty, learn about our school’s mission for service and social justice, and much more! Check your email for the Zoom meeting link. (Students must sign in to Zoom using your Mayfield Gmail account.)

At-A-Glance Reminders

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  • Mandatory Summer Assignments

    Please note that summer math and English assignments are mandatory for all students, whether or not you are enrolled in a summer class! (Please refer to your placement exam results to see which subject assignment you need to complete.) Assignments are posted on the Summer Assignments tab on the iMSS Resources page. Log in to your parent or student iMSS account, and click the Resources tab on the dashboard. Students are also expected to periodically check their Mayfield Gmail accounts for announcements and information from faculty and staff.
  • Technology Requirements and Recommendations

    All Mayfield students must bring a MacBook laptop or iPad to school each day. The Math Department also asks that students have a Texas Instruments (TI) graphing calculator. See detailed requirements and recommendations »
  • Books & Schedules

    Student schedules are released in late July. We will email detailed instructions for viewing your daughter’s schedule in iMSS and buying textbooks. Stay tuned!
  • Dedicated Parent Q&A Session

    If you missed the freshman parent Q&A session on July 27, you can view a recording of the meeting.
  • Mandatory Tech Sessions (Dates TBA)

iMSS Login Help

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  • iMSS Login Help

    All parents will log into iMSS, our secure online community, to access their daughter's schedule, assignments, attendance record and report cards. You will also find a detailed school calendar, searchable parent directory and other important links and downloads. All new parents and students received their personal iMSS login information and instructions at the New Parent and Student Orientation in May. If you do not know your login, you can go to the login page and click on the "Forgot login or First time logging in?" link to retrieve your login information. (If you are logging into iMSS at a secure computer that you use regularly, check the "Remember Me" box to make future logins faster!)
  • How to search the iMSS Directory

    Download the iMSS Directory "Cheat Sheet" [PDF] to learn how to access parent contact information on our secure online directory. If your contact information has changed and you need to update your profile, please complete this online form.
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.