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Midland School

Midland School is a coeducational private boarding traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Midland School says

Founded in 1932, Midland School is a coeducational, college preparatory boarding school for grades 9-12. It is located in Santa Barbara County, on a 2,860-acre property. The school combines rigorous academics with intensive immersion in the environment, and maintains a commitment to authentic student leadership, simplicity, self-reliance and environmental stewardship. Midland enrolls 90 students and employs 20 teachers, all of whom live on campus. Midland uses its 2,860-acre campus academically and recreationally, and the school believes that a life lived close to nature is instructive and enriching. Simplicity: One of Midland’s guiding tenets is that the essential ingredients of learning are a student, a teacher, and an idea. In and out of the classroom, Midland students learn how to distinguish between needs and wants, and how to appreciate life's fundamental joys and challenges. Self-Reliance: In a ten-acre organic garden, the school grows much of its own produce. To help run the school and maintain the grounds, Midland entrusts students with daily jobs. And older students have authentic leadership roles, which emphasize individual and collective responsibility. Community: Midland School is a diverse community of students and teachers in pursuit of academic excellence and moral lives.





Grades Cost Term
High School $40,500 Annual

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  (805) 688-5114

Entrance Requirements

  • SSAT and the average admitted student scores in the 80th percentile.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 82
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 23
10 22
11 23
12 14

Midland School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Midland School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 4 : 1
Average Class Size 12
Gender 59% Male / 41% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 100%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 79%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 7%


  • Cooking
  • Drama/Theater
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • Student Council

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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