Our Rich Traditions

Mayfield Junior School is rich in traditions that preserve and strengthen our core values. These traditions build community, challenge students to be leaders, encourage creativity and reinforce the importance of honor and integrity.

Blue & White Day

One day in May is reserved for a little good-natured competition. The entire school--students, faculty, staff and administration-- is divided into two teams, each representing one of the school’s colors, blue or white, and participate in crazy games, an obstacle course relay and grade level tugs-of-war. Score is kept and at the end of the day a winning team is announced.

Harvest Festival

Organized by the eighth grade class and run completely by students, the Harvest Festival is an afternoon of family, food and fun to benefit the Reach Out Program. Usually scheduled right around Halloween, the festivities include a raffle, cake walk, costume parade and haunted house.

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Early in the school year, the student body gathers to celebrate the start of the year and to officially induct the new student council. Members of the student council from the last graduating class return for the occasion and participate in the ceremony.

Kindergarten Nativity Play

Highly anticipated and never failing to entertain, the Kindergarten Nativity Play is perhaps one of Mayfield’s most beloved Christmas traditions and has been for over 70 years. First performed in 1935, this retelling of the Christmas story by the youngest members of the student body has delighted parents and grandparents every year and can easily spark memories for the many alumni who once took the stage.

School Families

School Families is perhaps the most anticipated leadership opportunity during the eighth grade year. Each School Family is comprised of one student from each grade level, beginning in first grade, with an eighth grade student as the head of family. The families gather on Friday mornings for an organized meeting and remain a family unit throughout the school year, often sitting together during a mass or special assembly, participating in outreach efforts or competing on the same team for Blue & White Day. With the goals of working together, listening to each other and sharing good times, School Families thrive; building friendships across age groups and developing the idea of community in even the youngest students.

Stations of the Cross



On Holy Thursday, the sixth grade class presents a dramatic live version of the Stations of the Cross for the entire school.

Mayfield Junior School

Located in Pasadena, California, Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child Jesus is a K-8 Catholic coeducational private school. Our kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school experience best prepares students for high school education and beyond.