Mayfield Senior School

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Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus
Address
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
Information
Type Private
Motto "Actions Not Words"
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Established 1931
Founder Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Head of school Kate Morin
Grades 9-12
Gender Girls
Enrollment approx. 330 (2016)
 • Grade 9 80
 • Grade 10 91
 • Grade 11 95
 • 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 conference CIF Southern Section
(Prep League)
Sports 23 teams
Team name Cubs
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges [1]
Newspaper Crier
Yearbook Crossroads
Tuition $25,500
Website

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

Description[edit]

Mayfield is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The total enrollment is about 320, with a 1:8 faculty/student ratio, an average class size of 16 and is 52% ethnically diverse. The school located at 500 Bellefontaine Street in Pasadena, California, US, in Arroyo Seco. It offers nine Conservatory of the Arts programs and 23 competitive teams in 12 sports.

History[edit]

Mayfield School was founded in 1931 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus at the invitation of John Joseph Cantwell, then the Bishop of Los Angeles-San Diego (as the Archdiocese of Los Angeles was then known as). In 1950, the school split into Senior and Junior Schools due to space constraints and zoning regulations. The Junior School (K - 8) remains on the original Euclid Avenue campus while the Senior School (high school) moved to its current location on Bellefontaine Street. The Senior School remains girls-only while the Junior School became coeducational after the split.[2]

Academics[edit]

It offers 21 AP classes. Students take classes in eight different subject areas: English, Fine Arts, World Languages, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Science, and Social Studies.

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

Admissions[edit]

Admission to Mayfield is highly competitive; the school receives four applications to every one student admitted. Students enrolled at Mayfield Senior School represent 71 diverse elementary and middle feeder schools.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Our School — Our History". mayfieldjs.org. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. 

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