Freshman Year

It’s hard to think about the college admission process when you first walk through our doors as a freshman and honestly, we don't really want you to. We do want you to become invested in the Mayfield community in and out of the classroom.
By taking advantage of the opportunities the school offers, both academic and extracurricular, you will be doing exactly what colleges hope. During this transition, you are free to try something new without fear of failure, build study stills, develop your passions, explore your interests and begin making informed academic choices. We believe it is critical for freshmen to enjoy being at Mayfield and embrace our community as you begin this first step of your academic career.
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.