Mission & Philosophy
Mayfield Junior School, a Catholic independent school founded and sponsored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, implements the philosophy of the Holy Child Schools which is based on trust and reverence for the dignity of every person. We are committed to the religious and educational development of each child and to maintaining a sense of community and family spirit that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds. At Mayfield each child is challenged to reach his or her potential. We encourage our students to respond to the needs of our time with compassion, integrity and confidence in God and in their own gifts.
Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child Jesus is a Catholic, independent, day school for boys and girls, grades K through 8. Founded and sponsored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Mayfield implements the goals of the Holy Child Network of Schools and is distinguished by the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, the Society’s foundress. The Holy Child philosophy is based on trust and reverence for the dignity of every person and is shaped by the living tradition of over 150 years of international experience educating youth.
Mayfield is committed to Cornelia Connelly’s belief in the development of the whole child as a spiritual, intellectual, creative and athletic person. Within a rigorous academic course of study, Mayfield students are challenged to reach their individual potential based on their abilities, talents and learning styles in order to meet the needs and wants of our time. Mayfield faculty and staff nurture each student’s growth through dynamic, active learning opportunities in an environment that fosters respectful interactions, excellence and meaningful reflection.
In concert with their families, students develop an understanding of the Catholic faith and participate in its traditions. Building on the diversity of our own community, an understanding of the greater world is woven into each child’s life at Mayfield. As our students mature, they learn to make choices that contribute to the lives of others while enriching their own lives. The students are united into a community of faith-in-action, reaching beyond themselves with a sense of responsibility to serve others and to protect the dignity and sacredness of life.
Mayfield Junior School cherishes a spirit of warmth and love that invites the students, parents, faculty and staff from the past, present and future into what is a proud and evolving tradition, the Mayfield Family, a tangible expression of God’s love for one another.