COVID-19 Safety Plan | January 2021

Midland On The (Virtual) Road

October 25, 2018 P&D

Due to COVID-19, we will not be on the road this year, as all secondary school fairs have been cancelled. Instead, we are excited to host remote open houses and meet-and-greets with our community, including current students, parents, faculty, campus pets, and other members of the Midland community. Please stay tuned to this page for more information on remote events, and don’t forget to join our mailing list to be the first to know when new events are scheduled.

Being ready for college means being ready for life.

At Midland School, students live their education.  With 2,860 acres as a home base, we blend experiential study and work to teach the value of a lifetime of learning, self-reliance, leadership, and a responsibility to community.  From Midland, students can go anywhere – Ivy League or gap year, city college or across the globe.

For more information contact the Admissions Office at (805) 688-5114 or

2020-21 Upcoming Virtual Fairs

Virtual Open Houses

Join us to hear what makes Midland a truly exceptional place to live your education. Held Mondays and Fridays from April 19 to May 31.

Mondays at 4:15 p.m. PST | RSVP here
Fridays at 12:15 p.m. PST | RSVP here

Live Virtual Campus Tours

While we can’t explore all 2,860 acres of campus, we are excited to take you on a live virtual tour of campus to check out your future home away from home. We’ll take a look at Stillman Dining Hall; Lumberyard, our iconic three-walled classroom; student cabins; and everything in between.

RSVP here

California Boarding School Webinar

Interested in learning about boarding school for high school?

Join our admission teams from Midland and 9 other California boarding schools talk about topics such as dorm life, college preparation, global communities, and more.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. PST 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PST | Watch the recording here

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PST | RSVP here

California Boarding School Fair

With McMillan Education

Please join McMillan Education and admission leaders from a variety of California Boarding Schools for a school fair and Q&A session. The evening will begin with a conversation highlighting the enduring benefits of boarding school, particularly in the era of COVID-19, specifics about the admission process, and tips for researching and “visiting” schools this summer.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. PST

California Boarding School Virtual Admission Event

Hosted by Teebie Saunders, Educational Consultant

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PST

Meet the Midland Community

Check out the recordings of our spring webinar series hosted by rotating members of the Midland community, from our Deans and Head of School to our students, and parents. Stay tuned to this page for future events, to be announced later this spring.

Meet the Parents

Wednesday, January 13 at 5 p.m.

Hear from our parents about why Midland is the best place for their children to live their education.

Meet the Faculty

Wednesday, January 20 at 5 p.m.

Ask our faculty all of your questions about Midland’s experiential, place-based education and how our tight-knit boarding community allows them to support our students academically, socially, and emotionally.

Learning to Live Your Education

Wednesday, January 27 at 5 p.m.

Chat with our new students — both current 9th graders and transfer students — about how they transitioned into life at boarding school.

Zoomside Chat with the Admissions Office

Wednesday, February 3 at 5 p.m.

Bring all of your last-minute application questions in preparation for our February 15 deadline.

Meet the Students

Wednesday, February 10 at 5 p.m.

In our last webinar before our application deadline, hear from a few more Midland students on why they chose and love Midland.

2020-21 Virtual School Visits

We look forward to meeting students at the below middle schools this fall! All times are listed in PST. If you would like to schedule a virtual presentation with your school, please contact the Admissions Office.

The Gooden School | Monday, September 21 at 12:40 p.m.

Katherine Delmar Burke School | Wednesday, September 30 at 12:15 p.m.

Foothill Country Day School | Thursday, October 1 at 2:45 p.m.

Barnhart School | Monday, October 5 at 8:50 a.m.

Live Oak School | Tuesday, October 6 at 3 p.m.

Mayfield Junior School | Friday, October 9 at 4 p.m.

Arbor School of Arts and Sciences | Tuesday, October 20 at 12:45 p.m.

Prospect Sierra School | Monday, October 26 at 12:10 p.m.

Kittredge School | Thursday, October 29 at 2:30 p.m.

The Hamlin School, San Francisco Day School, and Town School for Boys | Thursday, October 29 at 4:30 p.m.

Chandler School | Friday, October 30 at 9:20 a.m.

The Notre Dame School | Wednesday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m.

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain | Thursday, November 19 at 8:15 a.m.

Park Day School | Thursday, November 19 at 12 p.m.

The Evergreen School | Thursday, November 19 at 2:45 p.m.

Helios School | Wednesday, December 2 at 12 p.m.

Sycamore Valley Academy | Thursday, December 3 at 6 p.m.

Top Notch Academy | Monday, December 7 at 5 p.m.

The Academy | Thursday, December 10 at 1:30 p.m.

Gabriella Charter Schools | Thursday, December 10 at 4 p.m.

Notre Dame School | Tuesday, January 12

Catch up on our Fall Content

Each week, we share more about a specific aspect of our program, from our rigorous, place-based academics to our campus pets. You can read our past newsletters here, and sign up to start receiving them here.

Newsletter: The Adventure Begins! Welcome from Midland Admissions (9/10)

Newsletter: 5 miles down Figueroa Mtn Road | Meet Midland’s Historic Campus (9/18)

Newsletter: From our family to yours | Midland’s Students, Faculty & Staff (9/25)

Newsletter: A lifelong love of learning | Midland’s Rigorous Academic Program (10/2)

Newsletter: A Midlander’s Best Friend | Meet our animal community (10/9)

Newsletter: A Midland Meal | The foods & flavors of our campus (10/16)

Newsletter: Midland’s Campus Culture | The ins & outs of our community (10/23)

Newsletter: Reopening Midland’s Campus | What it means to finally come home (10/30)

Meet the Midland Community Webinar: Meet the Deans (11/4)

Newsletter: Midland’s Sports & Activities | Beyond the classroom (11/6)

Meet the Midland Community Webinar | Student Life and Athletics (11/11)

Newsletter: Leadership at Midland | Hard work that really does pay off (11/13)

Meet the Midland Community Webinar: Meet the College Counselor (11/18)

Newsletter: Creating College Success | Diving into Midland’s College Prep Process (11/20)

Newsletter: Happy Thanksgiving from Midland’s Admissions Team! (11/26)

Meet the Midland Community Webinar: Meet the Students (12/2)

Newsletter: Free time? Freedom? | How Midland students *actually* spend their time (12/4)

Meet the Midland Community Webinar: Meet the Head of School and Head Prefects (12/9)

Newsletter: Big Decisions Ahead | Figuring out if Midland is the right fit for you (12/11)

Newsletter: One More Month | Our February Deadline is Fast Approaching (1/15)

Newsletter: Real Talk: Cell Phones & Roommates at Midland | Students’ honest perspectives (1/22)

Newsletter: Faculty Perspectives | Insight into the Midland experience (1/29)

Newsletter: Parent Perspectives | Why Choose Midland for Your Child? (2/5)

Newsletter: Students Chime In | Your last questions answered (2/12)

Newsletter: This Week’s Delights | Reading Your Applications & Hearing about MIDterm (2/26)