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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    A-
295 Maine Central Institute
Pittsfield, ME 04967

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$12,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$42,750
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
$10,000
From Maine Central Institute

Maine Central Institute is an independent college preparatory day and boarding school founded in 1866. 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.

The people at MCI work diligently to focus on each student as an individual to ensure that every person grows academically, socially, and physically while becoming a global citizen.

Maine Central Institute Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1200
78 responses
Average ACT

Aviation Program

Beginning as early as grade 11, MCI students can take blended-learning courses to prepare for flight instruction in preparation of receiving their private pilot license. MCI's Aviation Program covers many aspects of aviation for students interested in actual flight training or aeronautical engineering after graduation.

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Winter Carnival
    83%
  • March Week for the Arts
    17%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    30%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    5-day, 7-day
    Top Countries
    Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Japan, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    18%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    436
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    43%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
    Poll
    57%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
    Poll
    57%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Low
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Low
    83%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

    Maine Central Institute Reviews

    42 reviews
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    I went MCI one year as international student, and stay all my senior year in MCI dorm. MCI has really good sport programs, boosters are helping financially so sport programs has lots of equipment. School has nice math and science classes, and they have all the equipments to do science projects. I involved with 3d printing classes even after school and participated design computation with my 3d printed designs. I prepared myself to college, and I recomend students to go MCI.
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    One of the best parts of MCI is the ability to connect with kids from all around the world and understand their culture. There is a large sense of community in the small town MCI is a part of. The problem with the small town is the world of politics at MCI. The board of trustees make all the decisions based on what is best for them, rather than for the students. The teachers were not all bad, many of them helped me to become who I am today, but the lack of resources in central Maine made it hard to find teachers with the right qualifications in a particular area. Every school has its problems, MCI is just like any other school.
    Maine Central Institute provides a variety of clubs, classes, and opportunities to prepare students for the future. Teachers care about students achievements and want to see them succeed. A wide range of classes are provided to prepare students for their future careers. SCTC is also provided through MCI which helps students become certified within certain fields for after high school. We have students from all over the world come to our school for an education.