When you’re curious and eager to learn, living your education becomes second nature

“Midland has been a place to be human; to make mistakes, to grow, to develop valuable connections, and to give me the skills and experiences I need to lead a successful and impactful life.” —Tate Ewing ‘17

Become a Midlander

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The Midland Experience

Our mission in action

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Alumni Connections

The legacy of our community endures

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Our Land & Trails

Trail updates, hiking permits, Land Trust information & more

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Only at Midland

Natural Horsemanship, a 10-acre Farm & Garden, Outdoor Leadership and so much more

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Our Stories

Whether you’re curious about bringing your dog to Midland, want to hear what alumni go on to do after graduation, wondering what our faculty are passionate about in and outside of the classroom, or simply ready to dive deeper into our school, this is the place to be!

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Right Where You Want to Be

The Midland program merges exceptional college preparation with innovative experiential learning. With extraordinary resources at hand — 2,860 acres in Santa Barbara County, a 90-year-old culture of responsibility to community and environment, and a deeply committed faculty — we develop personal agency in our students. Midland cultivates the belief that it matters what we do, and we actively engage students in their high school journey both within and outside the classroom.

Life at Midland is one big adventure

and you get to live it with friends who become family

Wander our 10-acre farm to graze in the sun-warmed strawberry patch. Discover a new passion or attend a UCSB Arts & Lectures talk during a Saturday experiential block. Backpack across Midland's property and into the Los Padres National Forest. Chop wood to fuel the library fireplace on a chilly evening. Saddle up for a ride between World Studies and Chemistry. Visit faculty homes filled with warmth and homework help. Attend class with your dog by your side. And that's just for starters.

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