Los Olivos, California, USA
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
Through a simple, self-reliant lifestyle, Midland School teaches the value of scholarship, leadership, and environmental stewardship. The property is purposefully incorporated into the academic and co-curricular program. The 9 acre organic garden tended by faculty and students provides the majority of the produce consumed and close to 25 percent of Midland’s electricity needs are met with grid-tied, student-installed solar arrays. Students and faculty spend their free time horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking over 35 miles of on-campus trails. Responsibility to community is a daily exercise at Midland. Midland has no maintenance or janitorial staff. Each student plays a role in maintaining the campus by completing a daily job led by a senior student job leader and overseen by the two school prefects.
Midland intentionally enrolls fewer than 100 students and our dedicated faculty guide students through a rigorous curriculum that is structured, demanding, and experiential. Students learn to think critically, communicate clearly, conduct meaningful research, and consider broad perspectives. Midland graduates are self-reliant, self-directed scholars who are prepared to succeed at the selective colleges and universities to which they gain acceptance.
Midlanders excel in many areas, and opportunities abound for them. Click through our website and visit campus! Spending time on our property and meeting faculty and students is the best way to learn about this unique community.