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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 421 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $42,750
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Maine Central Institute ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
421 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade
Maine Central Institute Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, 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.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
20%

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
57 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Aomori Travelers, Calligraphy, Chess, Chinese, Creative Writing, Culinary Club, Culture Diversity, Dorm Counsil, French, Key Club, Kindness Krew, Longboard Club, Masardis, Math Team, Model UN, National Honor Society, Outdoor Adventure Club, Robotics Club, Role Playing Game, Science & Outing Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Student Leadership Committee, Tennis/ Chess Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
3D Design, Art, Art and Design Fundamentals, Art Survey, Bossov Ballet Theater, Bossov Ballet Theater ( pre-professional Ballet), Ceramics, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Contemporary A Capella, Digital Music Production, Drama, Festival Theatre Ensemble, guitar, Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, Intro to Costume, Introduction to Theatre, Music in Society, Painting, Paper Art Club, Piano Lessons, Sculpture, Social Theater, Stage & TV Make-up, Studio Foundations I & II, Technical Theatre-Stagecraft, Theatre Arts, Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Esports Club, Fencing Club, Lacrosse, Volleyball 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Maine Central Institute cost?

Maine Central Institute's tuition is approximately $42,750 for private students.

What sports does Maine Central Institute offer?

Maine Central Institute offers 18 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Maine Central Institute is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Maine for most sports offered.

What is Maine Central Institute's ranking?

Maine Central Institute ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for: Highest percentage of students of color, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.

When is the application deadline for Maine Central Institute?

The application deadline for Maine Central Institute is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 421 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $42,750
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Maine is $14,845 for elementary schools and $30,025 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maine is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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