Below, please find some questions and answers about life as a student at Midland. You may find information about applying on our admission process page and on the following pages: Domestic Applicant FAQ and International Applicant FAQ
We would be thrilled to discuss Midland with you further. Please e-mail or call (805) 688-5114. We look forward to starting a conversation.
Is there a dress code?
We expect our students to conform to a dress code best described as “casual.” Clothing should be appropriate, neat, clean and in good repair.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, please refer to the “How to Apply for Financial Aid” section of the website for more information about applying for financial aid at Midland School.
Are there scheduled study hours?
Yes. Students study quietly in their rooms, or the library or a faculty member’s home on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights from 7:30-9:00 pm. Click here to see a schedule.
How can I get extra help?
The majority of teaching faculty live on campus at Midland so faculty members are available throughout the day and into the evening to help students.
Is there an athletics program?
Yes, all students are required to participate in an interscholastic sport during two of the three athletic seasons - fall, winter and spring. Please refer to the athletics section of our site for more information on the athletics program.
Tell me about the advising system.
Each Midland faculty member serves as an advisor to a small number of students and meets with them as needed, to monitor their progress, give audience to their concerns, and guide them through the rigors and challenges, and expectations that go along with being a Midlander. Students are assigned a particular advisor for their first year, and though they may choose another at the end of their first year, most remain with that advisor for their Midland career.
What is a typical day like?
The academic week extends from Monday through Saturday, with faculty and student commitments on Sunday. Within the academic week, time is dedicated to academic instruction, the jobs program, activities and athletics and supervised study hall. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, classes end at lunchtime to allow for recreation and athletic competitions. Click here to see a schedule.
"You might think that being at a boarding school would create distance between family members. But not only are you a part of a family at Midland, the distance creates a closer bond between you and your family at home.
~ Sky Shin '08