Welcome to Midland!

At Midland we encourage scholarship, self-reliance, leadership, and character development. Students learn to think critically, communicate clearly, conduct meaningful research, and consider broad perspectives. Midland graduates are well prepared with 21st century learning skills that are critical to being successful at the selective colleges and universities to which they gain acceptance.

Founded in 1932, Midland is a small coeducational college preparatory boarding high school located on 2,860-acres in California’s Santa Ynez Valley, forty-five minutes northeast of Santa Barbara. Our campus is purposefully incorporated into all that we do and believe in at Midland: academics, place-based education, farm-to-table dining, sustainability, environmental stewardship, student jobs, and our co-curricular program. For example, our 9-acre organic garden tended by faculty and students provides the majority of the produce consumed, and over 30 percent of Midland’s electricity needs are met with grid-tied, student-installed solar arrays.

The fact that you are exploring our website means that you are considering Living your Education. You are ready to be challenged by our dedicated faculty who will guide you through a curriculum that is structured, demanding, experiential, and you will learn more about yourself then you could ever have imagined. 

I am delighted that you are interested in Midland School and I know that you will benefit from reviewing all the information and resources provided on our website. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call me directly at (805) 688-5114 extension 114. You can also reach me through e-mail at tweir@midland-school.org

I look forward to speaking with you and welcoming you to Midland School for a visit!


Tim Weir
Director of Admission and Financial Aid



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Admission and Financial Aid Office
805-688-5114 ext 114
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Prospective students and families interested in receiving an admission packet including viewbook should fill out our Online Inquiry Form.  Others interested in receiving a hard copy in the mail please contact admissions@midland-school.org

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