Your Freshman Year

Placement Exams

Placement Exams: Saturday, April 25

9:50 a.m. » Student Check-In 

Students will receive a Google Meet link for check-in.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. » Math Placement Exams

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Algebra Readiness exam (required) 

  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Geometry Readiness exam (optional)  
Students will receive a Google Form link(s) for the exam(s). Calculators are not permitted. 

1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. » World Language Placement Exam (optional)

  • French, Latin, Mandarin or Spanish
Students will receive a Google Form link for their chosen language exam.

If your daughter is unable to attend on April 25, please email the Admissions Office to schedule another date.

About the Math Placement Exams

Mayfield’s Math Department uses diagnostic exams to place each student according to her readiness. Please note that high school Algebra and Geometry courses are more rigorous than junior high classes, and should not be considered repeat courses.

All students must take the Algebra Readiness exam, and may elect to take the additional Geometry Readiness exam.  

Students who want to be considered for skipping Algebra and starting with Geometry or Advanced Geometry must take the Geometry Readiness diagnostic.

Parents must log into their iMSS account by April 20 to indicate that their daughter will take the optional Geometry exam. 

World Languages Placement Exam

Students who have studied a world language in middle school or who speak a world language are strongly encouraged to take the placement exam in order to be considered for a higher-level course in French, Latin, Mandarin or Spanish.

Parents must log into their iMSS account by April 20 to indicate which language exam their daughter will take. 

— Melissa Tighe, Math Department Chair

No matter which class a student begins with, there is a path to our most advanced math course by senior year, and often our top students in that course begin in the 9th-grade Algebra I course.
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.