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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B
Address
295 Maine Central Institute
Pittsfield, ME 04967
Telephone
(207) 487-2282
Organization Memberships
NAIS, TABS

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$11,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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.

Academics

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

Culture & Safety

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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
436
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$46,221
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Median Home Value
$98,800
National
$184,700

Maine Central Institute Reviews

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I went to MCI and graduated 35 years ago. They have always been a college preparatory school. They have high academic standards and the staff are always there to guide the students to do their best. The campus is set up like a college campus and there are dormitories for students from all around the world. It is a very diverse community at MCI, and there is positive interaction between the local students and the students who come from other countries. The faculty is very involved with the students and the parents. The entire community supports school events and alumni are a big part of the community. MCI is a well rounded school and is surrounded by a very supportive community.
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My experience at MCI has overall been great. The teachers here are wonderful--enthusiastic, helpful, and committed to creating a productive learning environment. Concurrent with this, the students I am surrounded by are for the most part, engaged and involved people who want to learn and go the extra mile in academics.

The main complaint I have about MCI is its lack of attention to education in areas related to trade jobs. In an area where interest in classes like woodworking, shop, and welding would be high, I am disappointed that MCI has so little opportunity on campus for students to learn in these areas and others like them. While I understand that MCI hopes to behave largely like a charter school and cater to college preparatory needs, we are in an area where this most definitely should not be the only focus.
I attended Maine Central Institute for the Bossov Ballet program. This was definitely a great decision; I excelled in the ballet program and loved the school. The community of students was diverse from all over the world and it was so interesting to learn about the different cultures and ways of life. I met many new friends because the school is outside of my hometown. I was able to challenge myself academically with an extremely full course load of Advanced Placement and college level classes.