Maine Central Institute is a private town academy and serves as the secondary school for the towns of Pittsfield, Burnham, and Detroit, Maine. MCI enrollment includes day students from many additional Maine communities, and boarding students from six states and 23 countries. MCI offers accelerated and advanced placement courses in all subjects as well as 20 varsity sports teams and over 30 clubs and activities. The school is known for its award-winning arts programs that include visual, vocal, band, drama, and the world-class Bossov Ballet Theatre, which is a performing company and international pre-professional ballet school with instruction by Natalya Getman, a former member of the Moscow Ballet.
Our boarding program gives students a familial atmosphere.
Our curriculum covers all major fields of study.
Our students strengthen our diverse and global community.
We offer programs for athletes of varying levels of ability.
MCI is a premier destination for artistic expression and studies.
MCI alumni become lifelong friends and colleagues.
but the first day here I was already having fun with the other international students and creating strong friendships. The dorm parents do a great job of making you feel comfortable and secure.”
Andre Valente De Souza '25
allows my son the opportunity to learn so much about the world around him and himself... As a parent, I couldn’t ask for a better group of people supporting my child’s education.”
Meg Thompson, MCI Parent
is because I wanted to enhance my knowledge and experience a new environment… I have many friends from all over the world, and I’m very glad that I chose MCI for my high school experience because I never feel alone.”
Hien Van Nguyen '23
Our MCI campus is filled with a variety of different events and occasions every week, including athletic contests, performances, academic offerings, and much more.