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2020

  • A Brief Wondrous Look: How a single book challenges 11th-grade students to read, write, and think critically

    At Stephanie Pham’s job interview at Mayfield Senior School last spring, English department chair Leandra Ferguson asked her what was her favorite book to teach. The answer was a no-brainer for Ms. Pham: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.
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  • Awards Banquet celebrates winter athletes and spring sports ramp up

    As the spring sports continue to prepare for the start of their non-league schedule, we took time last night to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of our basketball, soccer, and water polo teams at the Winter Sports Banquet. Once again the Booster Club sponsored a delicious meal from Porta Via and then athletes were honored from the three sports. 
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  • Mayfield student artists bring home 19 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    Congratulations to our student artists, who racked up an impressive tally of 19 awards in the 2020 Western Region Scholastic Art & Writing Awards from a pool of more than 60,000 submissions. The Scholastic Awards, which recognize students in 29 different genres of creative arts and writing, are among the nation’s oldest and most prestigious arts prizes.
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  • Congratulations and farewell to our Cubs soccer seniors!

    Soccer season ends with valiant playoff effort and spring sports kick off

    It may have been Valentine's Day Eve, but there was certainly no love lost last night as the Cubs traveled to take on the Torrance Tartars in the first round of the CIF Division 4 soccer playoffs.
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  • Varsity soccer heads into CIF playoffs as end-of-season games celebrate Senior athletes

    The last week of regular season play for the winter sports brought some excitement and a chance to recognize the members of the Class of 2020 for their leadership. The Varsity soccer team went into this final week in fourth place, having not won a game in over a month. The Cubs came home strong with wins over Providence and Chadwick and a tie with Westridge to take second place in Prep League.
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  • Mayfield’s art historians explore the legacy of local artists

    by Emma Stolpe '20

    This Tuesday, Nora Warren’s AP Art History class visited the Jonathan Club in Downtown Los Angeles to learn about their hometown’s rich art history. The breakfast outing was hosted by generous club members John and Patti O’Keefe, who invited the group of 20 students to hear guest speaker Christina Nielsen, Director of the Art Museum at The Huntington, and experience a private tour of the Jonathan Club’s impressive art collection.
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  • Soccer and water polo teams vie for CIF playoff berths

    With one week to go in the regular season for our winter sports, it's officially nail-biting time on campus. With just a few games remaining, the Cubs soccer and water polo teams are looking to secure playoff berths, and the basketball team looks to finish strong and set the tone for next season. Water polo picked up two pivotal wins in Prep League play this week. On Tuesday the Cubs handled Brentwood, 12-5, and then dismantled league rival Westridge the next day, 11-4. 
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  • Mayfield equestrians Claire Williamson '20, Ellery Hotchkis '21, Hannah Attar '21 and Helena Horton '22 with Head of School Kate Morin

    Equestrians jump into 2020 with ribbon-winning IEL performances as winter sports wind down

    The winter sports continued their busy run of games this week to close out the first semester, but the highlight of the week came from our only sport that competes all school year long— equestrian! Our Cubs competed in their second IEL show of the year last Sunday at Hansen Dam and the results were fabulous!
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  • Broadway costume designer Michael Krass speaks to freshman theatre students about his craft

    Broadway designer helps theatre students embrace the power of what Cornelia Connelly called “The Holy Child Theatre”

    On the eve of Cornelia Connelly’s Jan. 15 birthday, the students in Maryanne Householder’s freshman theatre class are in for a surprise—an unannounced guest speaker is in their midst. As the girls huddle, cross-legged, in a circle on the stage of Pike Auditorium, accomplished Broadway costume designer Michael Krass joins them for a candid conversation about his craft and his career.
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  • Our Varsity Cubs edged out our alum athletes 34-29 at the Alumnae Games holiday hoops match on Dec. 28

    The new year heralds a surge for Prep League honors and playoff berths

    Happy New Year! I hope you were able to enjoy some time away with family and renew for the new year! Our student-athletes were busy with their workouts over the break and our basketball and soccer teams welcomed back dozens of former Cubs for our annual Alumnae Games on Dec. 28. As we move into 2020, our winter sports teams enter a key stage of their schedules against highly ranked opponents. Our soccer and water polo teams took on the #1-ranked teams in CIF this week, and last night our basketballers traveled to play the #3-ranked team.
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  • Theology students develop a “muscle memory for justice”

    It is a brisk fall morning and the sophomores in Michelle Gergen’s Theology class are on their feet. Ms. Gergen is asking them to assemble into groups. “Skirts versus pants,” she calls out. All the girls who prefer to wear pants huddle together in one side of the room, facing a smaller group of girls wearing skirts. Then another prompt: “Chocolate ice cream versus strawberry ice cream,” and the room subdivides in a new arrangement. “Early birds versus night owls,” and there is another flurry of movement. The final grouping is determined by the girls’ birthdays.
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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.