Maine Central Institute

295 Main Street,
Pittsfield, ME 04967
Tel: 207-487-2282
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 450 students
Maine Central Institute is an independent college preparatory day and boarding high school founded in 1866.
MCI pledges to provide a rigorous, comprehensive educational program to a multicultural student body with a wide range of abilities and interests.
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.
For Grade 9-12, 20 credits, completion of Manson Essay (college-level) & Senior Project are required for graduation.
Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Maine Central Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1866 1908
Campus Size 23 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 450 students 300 students
% Students of Color 5% 18%
% International Students 15% 20%
% Students Boarding 20% 67%
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)
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:9 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 18 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,000 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$10,000 $26,110
Tuition international students $42,000 $44,500
% 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
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 18 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
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


# 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


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:

  • 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 school is Foxcroft Academy (28.2 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Dover FoxcroftFoxcroft Academy
    975 West Main Street
    Dover FoxcroftME04426
    28.2 mi | 470 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Kents HillKents Hill School
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME04349
    39.8 mi | 250 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Blue HillGeorge Stevens Academy
    23 Union Street
    Blue HillME04614
    46.7 mi | 311 students | Gr. 9-12
  • NewcastleLincoln Academy
    81 Academy Hill
    2075633596, ext. 108
    51.5 mi | 520 students | Gr. 9-12
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