When choosing the best-fit school, it can be easy to fall down the rabbit hole of academic and extracurricular programs. Here at Midland, we like to keep our offerings simple, straightforward and authentically mission-aligned.
From Natural Horsemanship to a 10-acre certified-organic farm, our Outdoor Leadership Steward program to our many four-legged furry graduates, these are the pieces that make our unique boarding school experience unlike any other.
Farm and Garden
10-acres of hands-on learning
Students play an integral role in tending our 10-acre organic farm. Through this work, students gain a deeper appreciation of what it takes to get healthy food from “farm to table,” resulting in a sense of fulfillment at this critical time in our students’ lives. Students then enjoy this bounty by sharing meals with faculty five nights a week at sit-down family-style dinner and a bountiful salad bar at lunch.
Hiking. Backpacking. Climbing.
Through our 2,860 acres to the Los Padres and beyond
Students explore the Oak Woodland, Grassland, and Chaparral ecosystems of the Midland property and the surrounding area. Through these trips, students learn, practice and work towards mastery of leadership and communication skills, environmental stewardship, camp craft and basic first aid. Qualified students who participate in a season of Outdoor Leadership are eligible for the Midland Steward program and can lead their own overnight trips on the 2,860-acre Midland property.
Bring your dog, swim in the reservoir...
...and enjoy living a high school experience like no other!
From our more traditional extracurricular sports offerings (does soccer, volleyball, basketball or cross country pique your interest?) to invitations to bring your beloved four-legged creature to school with you, Midland offers a unique boarding school experience that blends traditional and totally nontraditional programmatic components that our students love. Our on-campus swimming hole, the reservoir, is the perfect spot to take a dip and do homework on the dock on a hot spring afternoon, and for the more adventurous, our nearby surf spots beckon with beautiful breaks and cool Pacific Ocean breezes. There’s plenty to see, do and explore in a combination that exists only at Midland!
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