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Last year, the everyday challenges that students faced became even more challenging. In addition to heightened concerns about the health and safety of themselves, their classmates, and their teachers, many students became physically and emotionally isolated amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic, the awareness of Social and Emotional Learning -- commonly referred to as SEL -- was on the rise, and as Maine Central Institute returns to in-person learning this fall, the school is introducing a new program to help students develop self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills...

“As our theme for the academic year is teamwork, it is clear the MCI students, faculty, and staff are on board based upon the activities of the first few days.  Dating back into the summer with our employee rafting experience to the commitment and dedication to fun and experiential learning with our Transition Academy team and SOLI team, the community is working together in many different but interlocked ways to achieve the mission of MCI.  Our opening new student orientation day was led by our student leaders, who were drawn from student council, sport teams, and our Prefect ranks.  They demonstrated through action the MCI values and created a safe place of respect for all individuals.  As we close this week and move towards our Homecoming week, I am thrilled to see such dedication by so many students, faculty, and staff to make this upcoming year one of cooperation and support for all who live, work, and study here.” Christopher McDonald, Head of School