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    Maine Central Institute ::: Pittsfield, Maine ::: Northeast U.S.

    Maine Central Institute 

    • Tree-lined campus located just 35 miles (56 kilometers)  from the Atlantic Ocean in an area that provides many opportunities for outdoor activities
    • 480 students; 20% international; average class size 12 students; student/faculty ratio 9:1
    • Coeducational boarding school with no religious affiliation
    • Outstanding Bossov Ballet Theatre program provides a unique opportunity for professional ballet training with Andrei Bossov, a world-renowned teacher
    • University placement include Princeton University, UCLA,  among others 
    • ESL





    Temperate - 4 seasons. Heavy snow in winter

    Student Body

    480 students (grades 9-12); 20% international

    Average Class Size

    12 students


    50 faculty; 65% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    College Placement

    98% university placement including Emory University, New York University, Princeton University, University of California - Los Angeles, University of California - Santa Barbars among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Art, Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Compostition, Environmental Science, Humanities, Physics, US History, US Government & Politics

    Honors: Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, French, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Spanish, Studio Art

    Marking System

    MCI utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59.  Grades are issued on a quarterly basis with parents receiving formal grade reports at the end of each quarter.

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits
    Mathematics - 4 credits
    Science - 4 credits
    History -3 credits
    Fine Arts - 1 credit
    Physical Education - 1 credit
    Health - 0.5 credits
    Electives - 2.5 credits

    Successful completion of the Manson Essay and a Senior Project

    World Langages offered: French, Mandarin, Spanish

    SAT/ACT Scores:  Average SAT score = 1800; Average ACT score = 30


    Maine Central Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Wrestling


    Bossov Ballet Theater (a pre-professional dance program), Studio Arts, Ceramics, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Contemporary A Cappella, Dance, Guitar, Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, Myths-Masks-Puppetry & Pantomine, Orchestra, Piano, Photography, Technical Theater - Stagecraft, Theater Arts, Theater Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and Activities:  Coding Club, Culinary Club, Drama Club, Engineering Club, Fencing Club, Math Team, Model UN, National Honor Society, Outdoor Adventure, Ping Pong Club, Robotics Team, Student Leadership Committee, Winter Carnival

    Campus Features

    Academic complex, Arts center, Athletic fields, 2 gymnasiums, Library, Math and science center, Music center, 4 residence halls, Student center


    Upon arrival at MCI, international students undergo a series of placement tests to determine their enrollment in ESL courses and other academic offerings.

    ESL courses: Speaking & Pronunciation, Algebra I, Humanities US History, Humanities English, Writing I, Literature & Writing II, Literature & Writing III, Literature I, Science I, History I, Western Civilization, Listening/Survival Skills, Reading, Grammar/Writing, World History, TOEFL, Speaking II, Interactive Skills Seminar