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Maine Central Institute


125 South Main Street
Pittsfield, Maine, USA

MCI, founded in 1866, has a rich educational tradition... we offer a comprehensive educational program serving students with a wide range of abilities and interests... we provide a safe, caring, supportive atmosphere... we are proud of our diverse student body... we offer extensive choices for athletic, extracurricular and academic enrichment opportunities... Maine was rated No. 1 in the nation - the highest performing K-12 education system - by the National Education Goals Panel (1999)... Maine has received national acclaim for our first-in-the-country focus on reforming our high schools (Promising Futures report, 1998) and has been engaged in a similar groundbreaking effort to address student behavior and ethics through character education (Taking Responsibility Report, February, 2001)... Maine consistently places at the top of Education Week's rankings among the states in the quality of school climate (2nd in 2001). Characteristics that contributed to this ranking were: small class size prevails; behavior problems are low; student engagement is high; parent involvement is strong; attendance is high; local autonomy exists. Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Professional Association Memberships: Maine Association of Independent Schools Independent School Association of Northern New England The Association of Boarding Schools National Association of Independent Schools The College Board College Scholarship Service Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Maine Principals Association National Association for College Admission Counseling Secondary School Admissions Test Board...

School Focus:
  • Arts Boarding School
  • Post Graduate Year
Grades Offered: 9 to 12
School Type: Co-ed
Religious Affiliation: All Religions Welcome
Post-Grad Year: Yes
Saturday Classes: No
Classroom Dress Code: n/a
Average Class Size: 20 Students
ESL Courses: No
Summer Program: No