Maine Central Institute

Tel: (207)487-3355
Grades: 9-12 | 421 students
Maine Central Institute is an independent college preparatory day and boarding high 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.
A high level of rigor and expectation of excellence in all components of the school's operation is critical, whether that be the academic program, the residential program, the co-curricular activities or the overall support system at the school.
The people at MCI work diligently to focus on each student as an individual to ensure that every person grows academically, socially and physically and becomes a global citizen.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1866

Student Body

Total Students 421 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Maine Central Institute Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition, AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP Studio Arts, AP US Government, AP US History
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Collared shirts and khakis, skirts, dresses, sweaters. No sleeveless shirts, jeans, tennis shoes, hooded sweatshirts, baseball hats.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $42,000
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Clint M. Williams


Total Sports Offered 20 sports
Sports Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBalletBaseball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Field HockeyFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 33 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Aomori Travelers, Art, Bossov Ballet Theater, Calligraphy, Captains Club, Chess, Chinese, Creative Writing, Culinary Club, Culture Diversity, Dorm Counsil, Fencing Club, French, Key Club, Kindness Krew, Lacrosse, Longboard Club, Masardis, Math Team, Model UN, National Honor Society, Outdoor Adventure Club, Paper Art Club, Ping Pong Club, Robotics Club, Rocket Club, Role Playing Game, Science & Outing Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Student Leadership Committee, Tennis/ Chess Club, Yearbook Art, Calligraphy, Captains Club, Chess, Chinese, Culinary Club, Dorm Counsil, Fencing Club, French, Key Club, Kindness Krew, Lacrosse, Longboard Club, Masardis, Math Team, Model UN, Paper Art Club, Ping Pong Club, Robotics Club, Rocket Club, Yearbook, Aomori Travelers,
Bossov Ballet Theater,
Creative Writing,
Culture Diversity,
National Honor Society,
Outdoor Adventure Club,
Role Playing Game,
Science & Outing Club,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council,
Student Leadership Committee,
Tennis/ Chess 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 Theater: Bossov Ballet Theatre at Maine Central Institute is both a performing company and an international pre-professional ballet school. It offers pre-professional syllabus prepares students for a professional ballet career.

Profile last updated: 07/28/2015

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