Empowering students and parents to surpass their goals

MCI, an independent grade 7-12 boarding and day school

At A Glance

Founded in 1866, Maine Central Institute (MCI) engages a multicultural student body with diverse abilities and interests in a rigorous and comprehensive college and career preparatory experience.  In a safe and nurturing environment, students develop self-esteem, academic skills, and social responsibility to be thoughtful global citizens and lifelong learners.

9:1 Student to Teacher Ratio

MCI faculty offers personalized attention to students every day: we are committed to helping our students reach their goals.

23-Acre Campus

Our campus comprises classroom buildings, athletic fields, gymnasiums and weight rooms, a leading edge Visual and Performing Arts Education Center, ballet studio, library/technology center, student dormitories, student union, and dining room.

High Graduate Placement

Academic counselors work with every MCI senior to develop a solid plan for post-graduation: college or trade school, military or work

One of the First Schools to Offer ESL

MCI is proud to offer one of Maine’s first ESL programs that we’re constantly refining for optimal student success and future achievement.

18 Sports Teams

MCI invites all students to participate in our championship sports teams. We offer football, soccer, field hockey, golf, cross-country, basketball, swimming, wrestling, baseball, softball, tennis, lacrosse, and track, to name a few.

Safe Community

MCI is located in one of the safest communities in Maine, which enjoys the lowest incidence of violent crimes than any other U.S. state (according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics).

MCI's Pre-Professional Ballet: Bossov

MCI is the only school in the U.S. to offer pre-professional ballet training to students, taught by instructors using the Vaganova methology. Our ballet graduates go on to the San Francisco Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, Hungarian National Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, to name a few.


Pittsfield academy names 2021 valedictorian, salutatorian

PITTSFIELD — Maine Central Institute is honoring Natalie Hodgins, its valedictorian for the class of 2021, and Annabel Street, its salutatorian.

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International students from the Maine Central Institute host food festival

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Bossov Ballet Theatre performs live for the first time since 2019


About 20 students in grades 8-12 performed on an outdoor stage Saturday before an audience of about 100 at Maine Central Institute, sharing an original ballet created by Bossov's artistic director, Natalya Getman.

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