maine-central-institute-sDate of Establishment: 1866
Location: Pittsfield, Maine
Requirements for Admission: Will accept SLEP results
Grades: 9-12, boarding, PG, co-ed
Total No. Of Students: 483 students (10% are international students)
Faculty: 50
Teacher-Student Rate: 1: 12


English, Humanities, History, Complex Science, Maths, Sports, and optional courses.

AP Courses: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature, Physics B, Physics, C, Art, and American History.

ESL Courses: ESL courses are available for international students. Students who study with 5-6 classmates in a class, can learn Maths, History, Literature, spoken languages and Audition. This allows students the chance to study one-to-one. Relying on special ESL courses, students can be better adapted to meet courses in high schools and colleges.


Maine Central Institute covers an area of 50 acres. Strict teaching systems will be implemented for students of different cultures, so as to fully foster the capabilities and interests of the students. With a safe environment, the students can master knowledge and obtain self-confidence, as well as develop a sense of social responsibility and communication skills.


Overall, the school is diverse, with team spirit, high standards and an emphasis on fostering the independence of students.

Distinguished Schoolfellows

NBA Stars: Sam Cassell, Cuttino Mobley (previous teammate of Yao Ming), Brad Miller and DerMarr Johnson.


Fall: Cheering squad, hockey, football and golf.
Winter: Basketball, cheering squad, shooting, skating, wrestling.
Spring: Baseball, softball, tennis and football.

Extracurricular Activities

Art club, federation, band, chorus, drama, economic club, debate, French club, question consultancy, street dance, jazz club, private club, magic club, figure interest group, national honor league, training of leadership, lectures, living advice on campus, science club, and yoga club.

Admission Rate

90% of graduates are admitted to university.

Tuition and Incidentals

Tuition: $38,000 (USD)
ESL Fees: First stage; $2,500, one additional stage; $1,500) $5,500 Dormitory Guard Deposit: $150 (USD)
Accident Fund: $1,500 (USD)
Student Account: $600 (USD)
Health Insurance: $650 (USD)
Tuition Refund Plan: $50 (USD)