9-12, PG, coed, day and boarding – Enrollment 415.
Founded in 1866, Maine Central Institute has historically been recognized as an independent school that serves a public need. Consistent with its Mission, “MCI pledges to provide a rigorous, comprehensive educational program to a multicultural student body with a wide range of abilities and interests. In a safe and caring atmosphere, students will acquire knowledge, self-esteem, social responsibility, and the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for global citizenship and lifelong learning.”
MCI’s promise includes:
Academic Excellence: Highly qualified, skilled and caring teachers who are role models and mentors.
Character Development: Young people experience daily the lessons and examples of what it means to be a responsible citizen in both the MCI and global communities.
Leadership: From the moment they arrive on campus, students are motivated to take positive risks and to hone the skills they’ll need to lead others in their future endeavors.
Opportunity: The chance to become lifelong friends with individuals from around the world. To try a new sport, club, musical instrument. The school has something for everyone, whether you arrive a beginner or expert.
The student body, numbering 415, includes 343 day students as well as 72 national and international boarding students. They are supported by 92 faculty and staff members. The Head of School reports to a 21-member Board of Trustees, of whom 18 are alumni of MCI. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and several other regional and national professional associations.
For its next Head of School, the Board seeks an individual who is prepared and motivated to build on MCI’s many strengths and position the school for future growth and prosperity. Among other attributes, this person will be an engaging community leader who is comfortable being the public face of the school, an achiever with a business mindset and demonstrable entrepreneurial capabilities, an educator philosophically aligned with the direction of the school, and one who honors international culture while also embracing the lifestyle of Central Maine and the Town Academy model.
The Search Committee intends to complete the search by the end of the 2018 calendar year. Interested candidates should submit application materials by October 31, 2018.
Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials:
EC Candidate Summary Sheet (contact Deirdre Ling or John Mackenzie for that document)
Letter of Interest addressed to the Search Committee
Personal Statement or Statement of Educational Philosophy
A list of five or more references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)
Up to three letters of reference (optional)
Please address any inquiries or expressions of interest to:
MCI pledges to provide a rigorous, comprehensive educational program to a multicultural student body with a wide range of abilities and interests. In a safe and caring atmosphere, students will acquire knowledge, self-esteem, social responsibility, and the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for global citizenship and lifelong learning. - MCI's Mission Statement
MCI is located in a rural, picturesque region of central Maine in the town of Pittsfield, appreciated for being a safe, family-oriented community. It is located within 30 minutes of Waterville and Bangor, and 90 minutes from Portland, conveniently accessible by Interstate 95. MCI serves a multicultural population of residential students representing many different states and several foreign countries. The school also serves 300+ day students from the towns of Burnham, Detroit, Pittsfield and other surrounding communities. The progressive educational program serves a wide range of abilities and interests.
* MCI, founded in 1866, has a rich educational tradition
* we offer a comprehensive educational program serving students in grades 9-12, PG with a wide range of abilities and interests
* we... provide a safe, caring, supportive atmosphere
* we are proud of our diverse student body
* we offer extensive choices for athletic, extracurricular and academic enrichment opportunities
* Maine Central Institute provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.