Head of School's Message — Fall 2022

It was such a joy and pleasure to start the month of October spending time with our impressive Mayfield alums as we welcomed home all those who graduated in years ending in two and especially the classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 for their 50th reunions after our COVID hiatus.  In my conversations with alums I was continually struck by the ways in which they described the importance of their Mayfield experiences. Many told me how they discovered their passion and life’s work in a Mayfield classroom–empowered by their teachers, inspired by the Holy Child mission, and uplifted by the bonds of friendship–an abiding and precious legacy of love and strength.

It was a particular joy and pleasure to present this year’s Cornelian Award–Mayfield’s highest honor,  to Dannielle Campos-Ramirez ’87–an alum who so beautifully exemplifies the Holy Child ideal of strength and service through “Actions not Words.” Nominated by five members of the Class of 1987, Dannielle’s background as a Philanthropy and Corporate Responsibility Executive with the Bank of America Foundation has enabled her to influence the funding of countless organizations serving the underprivileged. Her charitable contributions extend far beyond to include volunteerism and leadership in numerous nonprofits and Latine organizations.  It was such a joy to celebrate this special recognition together with Dannielle's family and witness the strong bonds of love and friendship among her classmates.

It was also a special thrill to have the opportunity to tour our alums through our completely renovated Strub Hall which is now more comfortable, more efficient, more beautiful, and stronger than ever! With the completion of this comprehensive project, we are happy to announce that we are now able to offer our lovely Mayfield home exclusively to past and present Mayfield families for weddings and other special events. Please contact Bill Lewis, Director of Facilities, if you are interested in learning more about pricing, scheduling and other details. 

As we strengthened our beloved Strub Hall, we continue to hone our curricular and extracurricular programs encouraging our students to develop their minds, bodies, and spirits both inside and outside the classroom. This year we have added Forensics and AP Environmental Science to our offering, which now also include APs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science as well as additional advanced STEM electives.

We also continue to strengthen our student leadership programs–helping our students develop the skills and confidence to make a difference. Our five student leadership councils (Campus Ministry; Justice Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Arts; Athletics; and Student Government) are all going strong. Inspired by our impressive Mayfield alums, we are always encouraging our community to grow in faith, belonging, spirit and service, and help our students become the faith-filled, compassionate, creative, and courageous leaders that our world needs now more than ever.

With Love and Gratitude,
Kate Morin
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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 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.