Maine Central Institute

295 Main Street
Pittsfield, ME 04967
Tel: 207-487-2282
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 450 students
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Maine Central Institute is an independent college preparatory day and boarding high school founded in 1866.
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MCI pledges to provide a rigorous, comprehensive educational program to a multicultural student body with a wide range of abilities and interests.
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In a safe and caring atmosphere, students will acquire knowledge, self-esteem, social responsibility, and the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for global citizenship and lifelong learning. In a safe and caring atmosphere, students will acquire knowledge, self-esteem, social responsibility, and the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for global citizenship and lifelong learning.
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For Grade 9-12, 20 credits, completion of Manson Essay (college-level) & Senior Project are required for graduation.
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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Maine Central Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1866 1909
Campus Size 23 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 450 students 295 students
% Students of Color 5% 19%
% International Students 15% 20%
% Students Boarding 20% 68%
Average SAT Score 1832 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(collared shirt, khaki pants, jacket)
Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:9 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 18 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,000 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$10,000 $27,675
Tuition international students $42,000 $45,400
% Students on Financial Aid 20% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsClint M. Williams

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 18 16
CoursesAdvanced 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, Anatomy Dual Enrollment , 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 , Physiology Dual Enrollment

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 18 14
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 41 24
ExtracurricularsAomori Travelers, Art Club, Ballet, Ballroom Dance, Calligraphy, Captains Club, Chess, Creative Writing, Cultural Diversity, Dorm Council, Drama, Fencing, French , Future Educators, Future Problem Solvers, Go Green , Jazz Combo, Key Club, Kindness Krew, Lacrosse, Longboard Club, Masardis, Math Team, Model UN, National Honor Society ,

School Notes:

    Maine Central Institute is a traditional day and boarding program with college preparatory academics and a wide variety of athletics, 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. Maine Central Institute Academic highlights: 
  • Manson Essay: It is a distinguished Junior essay (college-level) requirement originating in the late 1800's. All Juniors spend months researching and writing on a topic of their choice and end the assignment with an oral presentation of their essay in front of their peers. 
  • One to One ipad program: in 2013, MCI made a commitment to technology use in and out of the classroom by providing iPADs for all students and faculty members. Ipad and apple TV is used in our curriculum.
  • Senior project: It is a capstone assessment, integrating students' mastery of communication skills, research techniques, public speaking conventions, and organization for independent, self-directed learning. Students devote five weeks to their chosen learning objectives, then present their knowledge and product to peers, family and community members. 
  • Bossov Ballet program: it offers pre-professional syllabus prepares students for a professional ballet career.
  • School accreditations: NEASC, TABS, NAIS, ISANNE, SBSA, SSATB, NAFSA, MAIS, CSS, CASE, MPA, NACAS, THE COLLEGE BOARD
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Peter Cianchette - Former United States Ambassador to Costa Rica and Businessman
    • Caron Butler - NBA basketball player
    • Sam Cassell - NBA basketball player
    • Paul Rieckhoff - Founder of IAVA(Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans Association)
    • Khano Smith - Professional Soccer

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Foxcroft Academy (28.2 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Dover Foxcroft, MEFoxcroft Academy
    975 West Main Street
    Dover FoxcroftME 04426
    207-564-8664
    28.2 mi | 423 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Kents Hill, MEKents Hill School
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME 04349
    207-685-4914
    39.8 mi | 250 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Blue Hill, MEGeorge Stevens Academy
    23 Union Street
    Blue HillME 04614
    2073742808
    46.7 mi | 311 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Newcastle, MELincoln Academy
    81 Academy Hill
    NewcastleME 04553
    2075633596, ext. 108
    51.6 mi | 540 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Bath, MEHyde School - Bath, ME
    616 High Street
    BathME 04530
    207-443-7101
    64 mi | 150 students | Gr. 9-12
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