Who We Are
MSAD #53 is a PreK - 8 public school district nestled in central Maine, serving Burnham, Detroit, and Pittsfield. Our community of educators is committed to ensuring that every child thrives. Learners experience a comprehensive curriculum that cultivates readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, artists, musicians, athletes, and citizens.
We annually enroll approximately 600 students PreK-8. Our students are tuitioned to Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield for their high school experience. MCI is an independent school enrolling a diverse, international population of residential students in addition to MSAD #53 students. District schools include:
Manson Park School (PreK & K) - Seven classrooms are housed in our primary school perched at the edge of Pittsfield’s 45-acre jewel, Manson Park. Parents value the family atmosphere in this building.
Vickery School (Grades 1-4) - Elementary learners enjoy weekly specials in music, visual art, library, guidance, and PE. We celebrate students at monthly assemblies and honor acts of kindness with a focus on safe, respectful, and responsible living.
Warsaw Middle School (Grades 5-8) - Middle school philosophy provides the foundation for integrative curriculum, daily advisory, and a menu of allied arts. Extracurricular options include robotics, show chorus, jazz band, and Civil Rights team.
What We’re Looking For
Passion for ensuring that every child thrives
Commitment to the hard work of education and making a difference
Perseverance in the face of challenges and a solution-oriented mindset
Respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background with a commitment to equity
A combination of education and/or experience working or volunteering in education, youth development, or other teaching setting
Desire to be a member of our community of learners
Where You'll Find Us
MSAD #53’s schools are located in Pittsfield, Maine, conveniently situated in central Maine just off I-95 between Waterville and Bangor, with easy driving access to Acadia National Park and the coastal communities of Belfast, Camden, and Rockport to the east and southeast, the Rangeley Lakes and Moosehead regions to the west and northwest, and within 90 minutes of Portland and southern Maine’s attractions.
What You’ll Gain By Joining Our Team
Competitive educator salary
Generous health insurance (full-time employees)
Training, mentorship, and professional development
Opportunities for leadership and collaboration
Outlets for creativity
A closely-knit professional community
A chance to change the future