Secondary School and Student Success

A Mayfield Junior School education comes full circle when the time comes to send our eighth graders off to high school and out into the world. Every spring a feeling of anticipation and perhaps a little anxiety fill the air. Will I get into my first choice? Happily most will.

Mayfield graduates are accepted to and attend some of the best secondary schools within the greater Los Angeles area and beyond. While the choices are many and can often be overwhelming, the school takes an active role in assisting with the application process and works in partnership with students and parents to help them make thoughtful, well-informed decisions.

  • Annual Secondary School Options Night: A community event held on Mayfield’s campus that brings representatives from independent schools from all over the West coast, the Southwest region and even the East coast together to share information about their schools.
  • Guidance conferences: In the fall of the eighth grade year, students and their parents are invited to schedule a guidance conference with the Headmaster, Head of Middle School or an advisor.
  • Placement information Night: Details the logistics and timing of the application process and students receive information on HSPT/ISEE test prep courses that are available in the area.
  • School vists: Both off-campus visits and on-campus special assemblies are arranged with local schools.
  • Interview Skills: Coaching for interviews is available.

In January transcript packets are sent to all of the schools selected. Beyond the transcripts and test scores, personal recommendations by teachers and the Headmaster are included. After testing and interviews, the waiting begins until the decision letters are mailed in March.
 
In keeping with our mission, the ultimate goal of the secondary school process is to ensure the placement of each student in a school environment best suited to his or her academic strengths, personal interests and individual needs. It is a big step to leave the familiar hallways and courtyards of Mayfield, but well prepared and confident our students thrive in the right school.

High Schools

High Schools Attended by Mayfield Junior School Graduates

Flintridge Preparatory School
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Harvard-Westlake School
Immaculate Heart High School
La Salle High School
Loyola High School
Maranatha High School
Marlborough School
Mayfield Senior School
Notre Dame High School
Polytechnic School
Salisbury School
Sequoyah High School
St. Francis High School
Thacher School
Westridge School

Colleges and Universities

Recent Mayfield Junior School alumni have continued their education at the following colleges and universities.

Arizona State University
Boston College
Bucknell University
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Colorado State University
Columbia University
DePaul University
Fordham University
Georgetown University
New York University
Northwestern University
Santa Clara University
Southern Methodist University
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
Tulane University
UC Berkeley
UCLA
UC Santa Barbara
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Wisconsin
Villanova University
Yale University