Maine Central Institute

295 Main Street
Pittsfield, ME 04967
Tel: 207-487-2282
  • Maine Central Institute is an independent college preparatory day and boarding 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 
2018 School Data
Maine CentralBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18661909
Campus Size23 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment480 students300 students
% Students of Color
5%
20%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
20%
69%
Average SAT Score1832* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(collared shirt, khaki pants, jacket)
Casual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:91:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1817
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,000$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$10,000$30,250
Tuition international students$42,000$48,100
% Students on Financial Aid
20%
37%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsClint M. Williams

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1817
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 Offered1815
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 Organizations4324
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Aomori Travelers, Art Club, Ballroom Dance, Calligraphy Club, Captains Club, Chess Club, Creative Writing Club, Cultural Diversity Club, Dorm Prefects, Fencing Club, French Club, Future Educators, Future Problem Solvers, Go Green Club, Jazz Club, Key Club, Kindness Krew, Lacrosse, Longboard Club, Math Team, Model UN, National Honor Society, Outdoor Adventure Club, Read, Robotics Club, Rocket Club, Role Playing/ Game, Science/Outing, Sewing Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Student Leadership Committee, Tennis/ Chess Club, Think, Video Production, Write, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Ballet, Drama Club, Masardis, Paper Art Club, Vocal Jazz

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ping Pong Club

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.
  • Maine Central Institute accreditations: NEASC, TABS, NAIS, ISANNE, SBSA, SSATB, NAFSA, MAIS, CSS, CASE, MPA, NACAS, THE COLLEGE BOARD
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Sam Cassell - Post Graduate Basketball
    • Caron Butlet - Post Graduate Basketball
    • Lori Celeste - Bossov Ballet Theatre
    • Johanna Reuter - Bossov Ballet Theatre
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