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.