Academics

Faculty

Mayfield teachers change lives

They always have time to help a student.
Their lessons last a lifetime. 

It’s not enough for Mayfield teachers to be highly qualified and excellent. As Holy Child educators they embrace a philosophy of mutual respect and teach with passion and understanding. Teachers recognize each student for her special qualities, her unique talents and her potential as a young woman.

Mayfield excellence begins with our excellent teachers

Mayfield Senior School takes great pride in its outstanding faculty—a highly qualified team of passionate educators who teach with dedication, humor and understanding. Each member of our faculty embraces the Holy Child philosophy of mutual respect. Teachers recognize each student for her special qualities, her unique talents and her potential as a young woman.

Faculty Directory

— Adrianna ’21

I've found that the teachers here want you to learn. They want you to succeed. They care about you as their student, and it's amazing how I can always come to them for help with anything.

Learn from classes that are conversations, not lectures

The Mayfield Senior School experience is characterized by personal attention. Our teachers take advantage of small class sizes to tailor their teaching strategies to accommodate a variety of learning styles. They also create classroom settings that foster discussion, collaboration and cooperation—proven ways in which young women learn best. With an average class size of 16, students have immediate access to their teachers, both inside and outside the classroom.
Take a look at some of the engaging lessons our teachers create:
    • Is high school hard?

      Reach beyond your expectations because we are here to help.

— Kate Morin, Head of School

Holy Child educators take on a huge responsibility. Yes, it’s important that we teach with enthusiasm, energy and creativity—engaging our students so that they are captivated and motivated, strengthened and inspired. Yes, we strive for excellence and hold ourselves to incredibly high academic standards. In most schools this would be enough. But as Holy Child educators it is not enough. Most importantly, we are called to let our students know that they are loved.
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.