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experiential learning academically strong West coast small class size excellent admission to higher education leadership and responsibility development
B+ 4.8 / 5 19 Reviews


Midland School, located on a 2,860-acre ranch at the edge of the Los Padres National Forest, has been the leader of place-based and experiential college preparatory education since 1932. Everything we do—from the courses we choose to teach to how we maintain our campus to the way we feed ourselves—originates from an intentional curriculum that focuses not only on college preparatory classes, but also on leadership, community, and stewardship. Our scale empowers students with authentic leadership opportunities, provides highly personalized learning, and inspires the pursuit of intellectual passions. At Midland, thirty-eight percent of our students identify as students of color, over half receive generous financial aid to attend, and the depth of our boarding experience facilitates both top-tier college admissions and future success.
Official information of Midland School in 2024 | FindingSchool

B+ Boarding
B+ Matriculation
B+ Academics
C Extracurricular activities
B+ Community
A Reviews
A Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
Tuition: $77,600
# of Students: 85
Teacher:Student: 1:4
International Student: 11%
AP Courses: N/A
Endowment: $294,118/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 70%
SAT: 1190/1600

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Ranking University/College Students
#9 Duke University 1
#9 Northwestern University 1
LAC #2 Amherst College 1
#17 Cornell University 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
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#22 University of California: Berkeley 1
#28 New York University 1
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#36 Boston College 1
#38 University of California: Davis 1
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LAC #9 Middlebury College 1
#62 Rutgers University 1
#63 George Washington University 1
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#83 Colorado School of Mines 1
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#99 University of Utah 1
#103 Drexel University 1
#103 University of California: Santa Cruz 1
#104 University of California: Merced 1
#117 Rochester Institute of Technology 1
#117 University of Vermont 1
#122 Chapman University 1
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#127 Seattle University 1
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Southern Oregon University 1
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Treasure Valley Community College 1
University of Puget Sound 1
Washington State University 1
Wheaton College 1
Whittier College 1


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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 9)
Student Council
Black Student Alliance (BSA)
Asian American Alliance
Jew Crew
Rock Climbing Club
Queercus (LBGTQ+ Alliance)
Social Committee
Midland Mirror Student News
Student Council
Black Student Alliance (BSA)
Asian American Alliance
Jew Crew
Rock Climbing Club
Queercus (LBGTQ+ Alliance)
Social Committee
Midland Mirror Student News
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1932
Campus Size: 2860 acres
Boarding Rate: 100%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 02/15
Interview: Skype, On Campus, Zoom
Pre Interview: school.preitv_Require InitialView
Other Accepted Scores: TOEFL
School Code:
TOEFL: 8802
SSAT: 5074



Brief Reviews

(Total 13)
4.8/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 2)
5.0 / 5 Overall
4.5 / 5 Academics
5.0 / 5 Campus
4.5 / 5 Student Life
4.5 / 5 Athletic&Art
5.0 / 5 Transportation


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Frequently Ask Questions about Midland School

Tell me a bit about Midland School.
Midland School is Co-ed private boarding school located in Los Angeles, California, US. It was founded 1932, and currently has about 85 students, 11.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.midland-school.org.
Does Midland School have rigorous academic requirements?
In recent years, 42 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

Midland School also have 70% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Midland School students typically go for their colleges?
In 2019-2024, some students attended Duke University, Northwestern University, Amherst College, Cornell University and University of California: Los Angeles.
What is the application requirement for Midland School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Midland School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, standard test (like TOEFL and SSAT), and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Midland School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Midland School in 2024 is $76,650 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admissions@midland-school.org .
Where is Midland School located?
Midland School is located in the State of California of USA. The closest major city is Los Angeles, which is about 116 miles away from school. Most families can choose Los Angeles International Airport to travel in and out of school.
How popular is Midland School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Midland School is among the most popular schools, within top 174 for all US schools.

Also Midland School has been favorited by 128 users.
How to start with an application with Midland School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Midland School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Midland School’s official site: http://www.midland-school.org or call them at 805-688-5114.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Midland School?
Yes, here are few: Rumsey Hall School, Trinity-Pawling School and George Stevens Academy.

The closest major city is Los Angeles. You can find out more schools near Los Angeles here.
What is the FindingSchool rating for Midland School?
The overall rating for Midland School is B+.

The section ratings of Midland School are:
B+ for Matriculation
B+ for Academics
C for Extracurriculum
B+ for Community
A for Students and Parents reviews
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