Pasadena's Mayfield Junior School Announces Renovation and Expansion of On-Campus Chapel

Published : Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 12:16 PM

Exterior rendering of Mayfield Junior School's new renovated and expanded Chapel.

The Mayfield Junior School Board of Trustees and Headmaster, Joseph J. Gill, have announced plans for the school to renovate and expand the on-campus Chapel commencing this summer. After thoughtful and extensive planning, MJS received approval from the City of Pasadena and is thrilled for the new Chapel to come to life.

Exterior rendering of Mayfield Junior School's new renovated and expanded Chapel.

Mayfield is committed to providing the finest independent Catholic education that supports the development of boys and girls from kindergarten to eighth grade. Holy Child education is rooted in innovation and progress, and MJS continually works to answer the essential question: What can it do next to best support students? The school’s answer is to invest in innovative programs committed to supporting a dynamic learning environment—one that values and strengthens the spirit, the mind, and the body.

Exterior rendering of Mayfield Junior School's new renovated and expanded Chapel.

“It is a great blessing to be part of a community that equally values the academic and spiritual development of our students,” Gill commented. “Informing our students’ minds and nurturing their hearts is a focus for us.”

Interior endering of Mayfield Junior School's new renovated and expanded Chapel.

Mayfield’s new Chapel will serve as a focal point for the community’s spiritual life and represents a clear commitment to providing a faith-filled education model. Coupled with a comprehensive academic program, students experience meaningful faith development opportunities across all areas of campus life. From class masses, class prayers and Morning Prayer to the religion and service-learning curriculum, the spirit of Mayfield’s faith life is felt within the community each day.

(L to R) Luke Cronthall - 2018-19 Student Body President, Laura Kennedy - Lower School Director, Sr. Frances White - Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Fr. Alan Phillip - Mater Dolorosa, Mike Buchanan, P ’18, ’19, ’20 - Former Board Chair, Joseph J. Gill - Headmaster, Rob Tolleson P '17, '19, '21 - Board of Trustees, Bridget Kelley-Lossada P '18, '22 - Middle School Director, Mary-Kate Seley '18 - 2017-18 Student Body President

New Chair of the Board of Trustees, Alison Gamble, is delighted with the school’s next campus improvement. “We consistently focus on preparing our campus and community for the vibrant Mayfield of tomorrow, and we are very excited about our future,” Gamble stated.

TSK Architects and Slater Builders, Inc. have been selected as the design firm and contractor respectively.

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About Mayfield Junior School

Founded in 1931 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Mayfield Junior School is a leading Catholic, independent school serving kindergarten to eighth grade boys and girls. Mayfield is distinguished by the Holy Child educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, the Society’s founder. Cornelia Connelly’s pioneering belief of developing the whole child as an intellectual, spiritual, creative and athletic person set the standard for Mayfield 87 years ago. Located adjacent to historic Old Pasadena, Mayfield’s elementary and middle school educational program, specifically designed for each developmental stage, best prepares students for high school and beyond. Learn more at, or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.







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