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McMillan Education is Boston’s foremost independent educational consultancy. For more than sixty years, we have helped families worldwide with independent boarding and day school, college, and graduate program planning. 

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We provide our students and families with an online collection of helpful, practical information that allows families to educate themselves at their own pace while simultaneously expecting timely guidance by their consultant.

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Carolyn Orsini Nelson, M.Ed.
Carolyn Orsini Nelson, M.Ed. Educational Consultant

Carolyn is a highly experienced educator who brings her extensive expertise in admission, learning differences and special education to her work in school and college planning. Carolyn enjoys working with students from pre-kindergarten through the college undergraduate years.Get to know Carolyn

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When We Help Our Kids Too Much
When We Help Our Kids Too Much

When my daughter was in high school, her physics teacher lamented that while she was not afraid of the most complex physics problems, she was stymied by remembering to bring a pencil to class.Read more

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Greg - School Applicant
Greg - School Applicant

An individual evaluation revealed “clear strengths in verbal and auditory learning and marked difficulties in attention and concentration, meeting criteria for an ADD diagnosis.” Read More