Maine Central Institute

295 Main Street,
Pittsfield, ME 04967
Tel: 207-487-2282
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 435 students
MCI is a traditional day and boarding program with a comprehensive college preparatory academic program with a substantial variety of atheltics, arts, music, theatre, and on campus clubs and activities.
The student body is very diverse and represents people from all over the world and many different states within the US
Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
Maine Central Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1866 1907
Campus Size 22 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 435 students 300 students
% Students of Color 5% 18%
% International Students 20% 20%
% Students Boarding 27% 67%
Average SAT Score 1500 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1300 - 1600 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size n/a 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:16 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 16 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 52% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,000 $46,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$10,000 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 20% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate n/a 57%
Director of Admissions Clint M. Williams  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 16 15
Advanced Placement Biology with lab Advanced Placement Calculus AB
Advanced Placement Calculus BC Advanced Placement Chemistry with lab
Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Advanced Placement Environmental Science
Advanced Placement Physics C Electricity and Magnetism Advanced Placement Physics C Mechanics
Advanced Placement US History and Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Advancement Placement Statistics
AP Art / Advanced Art AP U.S. Government and Politics
Honors Humanities History IV Humanities I Honors English
Humanities I Honors History Humanities II Honors English
Humanities II Honors History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 27 24
ExtracurricularsArt Club, Ballet, Ballroom Dance, Calligraphy, Chess, Creative Writing, Cultural Diversity, Drama, Fencing, French , Future Educators, Future Problem Solvers, Go Green , Gormet Food, Jazz Combo, Key Club, Lacrosse, Magic, Maiden Voyage, Masardis, Math Team, Outdoor Adventure, Read, Write, Think, Role Playing/ Game , Science/Outing ,

School Notes:

  • MCI is a traditional day and boarding program with college preparatory academics and a wide variety of atheltics, arts, music, theatre, and on campus clubs and activities. The student body is made of people from all over the world and including many different parts of the US.
  • School accreditations: NEASC, TABS, NAIS, ISANNE, SBSA, SSATB
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Sam Cassell - Post Graduate Basketball
    • Caron Butler - Post Graduate Basketball
    • Lori Celeste - Bossov Ballet Theatre
    • Johanna Reuter - Bossov Ballet Theatre

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Foxcroft Academy (28.2 miles away)
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