Admissions

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition

Tuition for the 2020-21 school year is $29,800.

To assist families in financial planning, below is a breakdown of basic freshman year fees.

» Enrollment Deposit

 A non-refundable deposit of $2,000 is due at the time of enrollment 

» Annual School & Activity Fee

$1,275 

» Conservatory for the Arts Fee (optional)

$300 per trimester

» Athletics Fees (optional)

$100-300 (varies by sport)

» CKW School Uniforms

$300-$500 

» Textbooks/eTextbooks Cost (paid to outside vendors)

Average cost per year: $400-$600

» Laptop/iPad requirement

Students are required to have either an iPad or MacBook for day-to-day classroom use. (You will not need to purchase a new Apple product if your daughter already has one.)

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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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 $7,500 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.

— 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.

— 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.

— 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
  • Photo of Cynthia Riegsecker

    Cynthia Riegsecker 

    Director of Finance
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 211
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.