P.O. Box 8
Los Olivos, California, USA
Since 1932, Midland has been setting itself apart from typical educational models. Academics are, of course, the first priority, but Midland students do much more than read books and take tests. For more than 75 years, Midland has involved itself in life prep, not just college prep, and Paul and Louise Squibb would be very pleased that the little school in the woods they founded in the midst of the Depression still teaches self-reliance, simplicity, and service. Calculus too. Midland is a fully accredited, all-boarding, co-educational college preparatory school, and a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. As other schools get larger and build more buildings and create more overhead, Midland makes do with redwood classrooms and cabins, an intentional and profound educational philosophy, and a belief that students, and adults, benefit greatly by living close to nature. As our students learn to do more with less, they also practice--on a daily basis--the values of independence, interdependence, and stewardship of the land. As we continue to stay close to our mission and philosophy, Midland remains a powerful antidote to society's excesses and materialism. We invite you to visit the website's pages, which will give you some insight as to how the school runs, its background, and why, in the year 2009, it is as vital a school as ever....