Junior Year

This is when the college admission process begins in earnest. As soon as you take your first semester finals, we get started. The conversation opens not with the colleges, but with you. We will ask you to reflect on what it is you really want for your college experience, your strengths, challenges, ambitions and personality. The soul-searching is first.
Concurrently, you will meet as a family with your college counselors to begin exploring options, addressing your fears and defining your dreams. Visiting campuses and investigating colleges will round out the first steps to designing your initial list.

Balance is the key to this busy and challenging year. Between academic responsibilities, leadership positions, community involvement and beginning the college process, we want you to stay grounded in the present, even as you look to the future. It is important to make time to have some fun with your friends and family and enjoy being in high school.
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.