Mayfield Senior School

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Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus
500 Bellefontaine Street
Pasadena, California, (Los Angeles County), 91105
United States
Coordinates 34°7′49″N 118°9′41″W / 34.13028°N 118.16139°W / 34.13028; -118.16139Coordinates: 34°7′49″N 118°9′41″W / 34.13028°N 118.16139°W / 34.13028; -118.16139
Type Private, All-Female
Motto "Actions not words"
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Established 1931
Founder Cornelia Connelly
Head of school Rita Curasi McBride
Grades 9-12
Enrollment approx. 303 (2012)
Grade 9 79
Grade 10 78
Grade 11 77
Grade 12 69
Average class size 16
Student to teacher ratio 8:1
Campus size 7.5 acres (30,000 m2)
Color(s) Red, Brown and White             
Athletics 22 different sports teams
Athletics conference Prep League
Team name Cubs
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges [1]
Newspaper 'Crier'
Yearbook 'Crossroads'
Tuition $25,000
Dean of Faculty Joan Sinclair
Dean of Students Michelle Gergen
Admissions Director Clemmie Phillips
Athletic Director Lynda Gilbert

Mayfield Senior School is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school founded in 1931 for young women grades 9-12, sponsored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus and a member of the Holy Child Network of Schools and guided by the educational philosophy of the Society's foundress, Cornelia Connelly.

It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The total enrollment is about 300. It is located at 500 Bellefontaine Street in Pasadena, California, USA. It is commonly known as a school that provides an excellent academic education and offers the opportunity to participate in a classically oriented Conservatory for the Arts and outstanding athletic program. Mayfield's faculty and administration are also deeply committed to the students’ emotional and spiritual development.

The campus that Mayfield Senior School is situated on was formerly a private residence. Film crews occasionally shoot commercials, television shows and movies in the "house" portion of the school.


Students graduate from Mayfield Senior School well-prepared for future study at a variety of universities. Indeed, 100% of its graduates are accepted to colleges and universities. Students take classes in eight different subject areas: English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Science, and Social Studies. Graduation requirements include:

- 4 years of English
- 4 years of Religious Studies
- 3 years of Mathematics
- 3 years same Foreign Language OR
- 2 years each of two different Foreign Languages
- 3 years of Social Studies
- 2 years of Laboratory Science
- 2 years of Physical Education (1 year mandatory for freshmen, the other may be completed with athletics programs)
- 1 year of Fine Arts (may be completed through the Conservatory program)
- Educational technology
- Community service

Mayfield is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The school is also a member of:

Mayfield offers 12 AP/Honors courses.


Admission to Mayfield is quite competitive, and the school regularly receives 300 applications for only 75 spots in its entering freshman class.

Interesting facts[edit]

Mayfield has had multiple students selected to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Queen and Court, three of whom have been Rose Court Queens.

Ann Marie Colborn '84 was the first Mayfield student to reign over the world famous Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade as Rose Queen in 1984. Tannis Ann Turrentine '92, was the 74th Rose Queen and reigned over the 103rd Tournament of Roses Parade in 1992. Nancy Grace '96 was one of the six rose princesses to reign with the Rose Queen in the 107th Rose Parade. Jennifer Propper '05 was a rose princess in the 116th Rose Parade. Vanessa Manjarrez '13 reigned over the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade in 2013. Most recently, Bergen Onufer '15 was named to the Royal Court as a princess on October 6, 2014 for the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade. [dated info]

Mayfield's Mascot is the cub, Maisy.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.