Student Life

Student Leadership & Activities

We capture idealism and enthusiasm while nurturing young women leaders

At Mayfield we want to hear our students’ voices!

Student Council, the Athletic Leadership Council, Diversity Committee, Arts Council, Model UN or The Page Turners are just a few of the ways students find opportunities to express themselves and take charge with dignity and respect. A Mayfield student is so much more than her class schedule. She is learning how to grow into a young woman of action, a young woman who expresses herself through her interests and talents and convictions. Our 330 students are involved in more than 30 clubs. Want to do something new? Come up with a good plan that shows your Mayfield vision and we’ll find way to support you!

— Kate Morin, Head of School

I firmly believe that our world needs more women leaders. Girls’ schools provide the best environment for young women to develop and practice leadership skills. Catholic girls’ schools harness the idealism and enthusiasm about social justice issues that motivate young women to make the world a better place.

Student Leadership Opportunities

At Mayfield, leadership and initiative are fostered and encouraged in the classroom, as well as throughout our co-curricular programs and student-run clubs. Click on the activities listed below to learn more about the vital roles our student leaders play in the life of the school.
    • Members of the 2017-18 Student Council at their induction and blessing

      Members of the 2017-18 Student Council at their induction and blessing

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  • Athletic Leadership Council

    The Athletic Leadership Council (ALC) is comprised of team representatives from each varsity sport, channeling team pride and team unity organizing special sports-related events and service projects.
  • California Scholarship Federation

    Founded in 1921 to honor students who maintain high standards of academic achievement and citizenship, the California Scholarship Federation sets specific qualifications for membership and is open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Enrollment is open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 who apply for membership during a specified enrollment period at the beginning of each semester, maintain exemplary citizenship and earn sufficient points on the C.S.F. approved course list. Life membership in C.S.F is earned through semester membership four times during the sophomore, junior, and senior years, including membership once during the senior year.
  • Campus Ministry Leadership Team

    The Campus Ministry Leadership Team is a combination of volunteers and appointed students who work closely with the Campus Minister. They help to coordinate and orchestrate all Christian Service activities as well as encourage school-wide participation in Campus Ministry activities and programs.
  • Debate Team & Mock Trial

  • Diversity Committee

    This student-led group reflects Mayfield’s respect and awareness of our diverse community, the need for tolerance and compassion for all people. Meetings serves as a forum for presenting thought-provoking programs to the entire school.
  • Honor Council

    The Mayfield Senior School Honor Council serves as an advisory group to the Head of School and the Dean of Students when the Honor Code has been breached. The Honor Council consists of three students (elected by the sophomore, junior, and senior classes) and three faculty members.
  • National Honor Society

    The Mayfield chapter of the National Honor Society fosters and rewards academic scholarship, leadership, character and service and students in grades 10, 11 and 12 with a GPA of 3.5 are eligible to apply to a six-member faculty selection panel.
  • Prom Committee

    Although the big event is in May, the Prom Committee leaders work year-round meticulously planning the biggest dance of the year. Leaders are elected in spring of their sophomore year to begin coordinating all aspects of the prom for the following year.
  • Retreat Leaders

    Students from each grade level are encouraged to apply to be leaders for the class retreat. The retreat leaders are given the opportunity to help plan the retreat as well as act as small group leaders during the retreats. The senior Kairos leaders are asked to give personal reflections as part of the Kairos program.
  • Student Newspaper (The Crier)

    Our go-to student publication for news, opinion, sports and arts coverage. Working on The Crier teaches practical journalism experience through writing, editing, photography and digital publishing.
  • Yearbook (Crossroads)

    Our award-winning Crossroads yearbook is completely student run with editors, photographers, copywriters and graphic designers. The yearbook theme and dedication is a big secret until its unveiling in May.

Student Council School Theme Video

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    • Phineas and Ferb — 2018-19 School Theme

Club Fair 2017-18

— Abby Shaw, Dean of Students

Service is what distinguishes our clubs and our leadership. At Mayfield, service it not something you just perform to fulfill a requirement. It’s at the heart of everything we do at the school. The girls are constantly looking for opportunities to help others.

Clubs 2017-18

Animal Crackers Club
Armenian Union Club
Asian Culture Club
Astronomy Club
Every Baby Counts
Chocolate Chip Cookies & Chess
Computer Coding Club
Cub Tank
Curiously Active Creators
Dead Poets Society
Diversity Committee
Drum Corps
Environmental Club
Foodistry
Fitness & Health Club
Got Musyc?
Heart Speaks to Heart
Heifer International
Helping Our Troops
International Ballers
Latin Club
Mayfield History Club
La Familia
Model UN
Oxford Comma Club
The Page Turners
Peace For the Middle East
Pinterest Club
Potluck Club
Red Hearts, Gold Stars
R.E.G.R.E.T.
Samaritan’s Purse
Spirit Squad
Student Booster Club
Tea Talk
Women in Leadership Development (WILD)
W.O.W. (Women of the World)

Read the Mayfield Crier!

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.