Your Freshman Year

Day in the life of a Mayfield freshman (Yay you!)

As a Mayfield freshman, it's your time to shine

Ever wanted to swim? We are here to show you how to dive in! Want to dance? We will show you how to move! Does robotics sound intriguing? We are here to bring out your inner engineer. You can start a club, become a student leader and find your voice on our yearbook and newspaper.

Your Freshman Day at Mayfield

Our rotating block schedule is great for learning: four 80-minute classes each day and you never have the same subject two days in a row! Here’s what your week might look like:

List of 5 items.

  • Advisory

    Weekly meetings with your advisor and a dozen girls who will be your support group on everything from homework help, health questions and prom dresses.
  • Assembly

    Guest speakers, presentations, performances, student council elections and our famous twice-a-year talent shows.
  • Community

    A time for school-wide announcements, spirit games and lots of laughter.
  • Lunch

    We have student refrigerators, toasters and microwaves for everyone’s favorite break of the day!
  • Office Hours

    Our built-in study hall and your time to get one-on-one help from teachers, tutors and friends.

— Colleen ’19

At Mayfield you have so many options to discover your talents and who you are as a young woman. 

Your Freshman Courses

We make it easy for you to get a strong start to your high school years. Your freshman must-have courses are ready for you!

  • Conceptual Physics
  • English
  • Fine Arts (Dance, Art, Music, Theatre, Tech Theatre)
  • Fitness & Wellness / Formation of Self Seminar
  • Mathematics 
  • Theology 1
  • World History
  • World Language (French, Mandarin, Spanish)
    • Is high school hard?

      Reach beyond your expectations because we are here to help.

— Sophie ’19

I love how I can challenge myself academically while still having time to do other things to make me a better student. Mayfield has the perfect balance of sports, academics, arts and faith.
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.