Mayfield Senior School
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|Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus|
|500 Bellefontaine Street
Pasadena, California, (Los Angeles County) 91105
|Motto||"Actions Not Words"|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic;
Society of the Holy Child Jesus
|Founder||Society of the Holy Child Jesus|
|Head of school||Kate Morin|
|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
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges |
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.
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.
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.
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:
- The Holy Child Network of Schools
- The National Association of Independent Schools
- The California Association of Independent Schools
- The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
- The National Catholic Education Association
- The College Entrance Examination Board
- The National Association for College Counseling
- The Western Association for College Admission Counseling
- The Educational Records Bureau
- The Pasadena Area Independent Schools Association
- Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
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.