College preparation on 2,860 acres; self-reliance, simplicity
Founded in 1932, Midland School, located in Santa Barbara County on a 2,860-acre working ranch, is a coeducational, college preparatory boarding school for grades 9-12. Midlands mission has embraced rigorous academics and responsibility to community and environment. Our interdepartmental curriculum is aligned with students learning from firsthand experience, including meeting basic needs and managing resources sustainably. Electricity from photovoltaic systems installed every year by sophomores (currently 10 percent of our campus is powered by the sun), fruits and vegetables from our organic garden and grass-fed cattle from our pasture all feed into our kitchen and dining hall, where students fulfill daily community jobs.