Maine Central Institute

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  • Tree-lined campus located just 35 miles (56 kilometers) from the Atlantic Ocean in an area that provides many opportunities for outdoor activities
  • 440 students; 20% international; average class size 12 students; student/faculty ratio 9:1
  • Coeducational boarding school with no religious affiliation
  • Outstanding Bossov Ballet Theatre program provides a unique opportunity for professional ballet training with Andrei Bossov, a world-renowned teacher
  • University placement include Princeton University, UCLA, among others
  • ESL

What's special?

Flight School | Bossov Ballet program | Forensics | Television studio | State-of-the-art science labs | Dual Enrollment with University of Maine at Fort Kent: Advanced Art, Psychology, Sociology

98% including: Emory University, New York University, Princeton University, University of California - Los Angeles, University of California - Santa Barbara

Fast facts

Temperate, 4 seasons, heavy snow in winter
Coed 400 (9-12) students
20% international students
12, Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
40 , 65% with advanced degrees
Bangor, ME (BGR) via Boston, MA (BOS)


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Advanced placement courses:

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics 1: Algebra based, US Government and Politics, US History

Honors courses:

AP 13 Honors 23

Marking system & graduation requirements add

Marking System:

MCI utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59. Grades are issued on a quarterly basis with parents receiving formal grade reports at the end of each quarter.

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

  • English - 4 credits
  • Mathematics - 4 credits
  • Science - 4 credits
  • History -3 credits
  • Fine Arts - 1 credit
  • Physical Education - 1 credit
  • Health - 0.5 credits
  • Successful completion of the Manson Essay and a Senior Project and computer literacy
Science class

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Special Programs

Dual Enrollment with University of Maine at Fort Kent: Psychology, Sociology Outstanding Bossov Ballet Theatre program provides a unique opportunity for professional ballet training with Andrei Bossov, a world-renowned teacher

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: 32

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1832


Maine Central Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

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Studio Arts, Band, Ceramics, Chorus, Dance, Guitar, Instrumental Music, Orchestra, Photography, Piano, Theater, Vocal
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Shooting Sports
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling

Campus features

MCI's picturesque, tree-lined campus consists of four classroom buildings including the Chuck and Helen Cianchette Math & Science Center, the Powell Memorial Library, the Ruth Cook Music Building, the J.R. Cianchette Hall, Drama, Art, Bossov Ballet Theatre, two gymnasiums and three dorms and the Donna Leavitt Furman'41 Student Center.

Extracurricular activities

  • Aomori Travelers
  • Calligraphy Club
  • Captain Club
  • Coding Club
  • Culinary Club
  • Drama Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Fencing Club
  • Hip Hop Dance Club
  • History Club
  • Kindness Krew
  • Math Team
  • Masardis
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Paper Art Club
  • Philanthropy Council
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Robotics Team
  • Role Playing Game Club
  • Science Outing Club
  • Sewing Club
  • Student Ambassadors Club
  • Student Council¬†
  • Student Leadership Committee
  • Yearbook
French, Spanish

Admissions Requirements


Tested upon arrival

Not required



ETS 8849

Estimated Costs


$3-9,000 ESL (depending on level)
$1,250 International Student Fee
$3,000 Summer ESL Orientation (if required)
$150 Dorm Damage Deposit
$2,000 Student Account
$1,285 Health Insurance
$600 Tuition Refund Insurance (optional)

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