Midland School

P.O. Box 8, 5100 Figueroa Mountain Road - Los Olivos, CA 93441 USA (805) 688-5114 http://www.midland-school.org
Boarding School | Small Boarding School

Microscope work in Biology class

History

Founded in 1932, Midland School provides a challenging college preparatory boarding high school experience to ninety students on a 2,860 acre working ranch in Los Olivos, California. Through study and work it teaches the value of a lifetime of learning, self-reliance, simplicity, responsibility to community and the environment, and a love for the outdoors. Midland graduates are independent, self-directed scholars who possess a breadth of knowledge and skills to assure future academic success and meaningful contributions to society.

Overview

Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 2860
Head of School Will Graham
Endowment $14,000,000

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.midland-school.org
Director of Admission Amy Graham
Admission Application Apply to Midland School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 domestic applicants / $100 international applicants
Application Deadline(s) February 15
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 15
Financial Aid Awarded $1,000,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 49%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Boarding Student Tuition $42,900.00
International Student Tuition $45,900.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 90
% Boys/Girls 52% Boys / 48% Girls
Boarding Students 100%
Day Students N/A
International
China
India
Korea
Macau
United States
Arizona
California
Colorado
Idaho
Illinois
Nevada
Pennsylvania
Texas
Utah
Washington
Majority of students come from West Coast
% of Students of Color 20
% of International Students 17

Academics

Full Time Faculty 14
Part Time Faculty 6
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 85%
% of Faculty with Doctorate 1
% of Faculty with Masters 78%
Student/Faculty ratio 4/1
Average Class Size 8
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Anthropology
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Creative Writing
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
Electives
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Geology
Geometry
History
Marine Biology
Other (Senior Thesis; Water: California's Liquid Gold; Conservation Agriculture; Metals)
Physics
Pre-calculus
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
World History
World Literature
A.P. Courses Offered
Other (Although AP classes are not offered)

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 567
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 571
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 559
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Bates College, College of the Atlantic, Hampshire College, Hendrix College, Kenyon College, Lehigh University, Middlebury College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at Irvine, University of Redlands, Wellesley College
% of Graduates Who Attend College 95%-100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
basketball
cross-country
lacrosse
soccer
volleyball
Recreational Sports
camping
hiking
horseback riding
mountain biking
other (Kitchen)
outdoor club/skills
surfing
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Community Service Program
Investment Club
Photography Club
Stock Market Club
Student Government
Student Jobs Program
Student Publications
Volunteer Club

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Midland School's financial aid at a glance:

  • Financial Aid Deadline(s): February 15
  • Financial Aid Awarded: $1,000,000
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 49%

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