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Education unlocks your child’s potential

It’s never too early to begin planning your child’s education. Regardless of age, your child will benefit from McMillan Education’s expertise in all levels and types of education and their specialized knowledge of children, adolescents, and young adults.

School Planning
School Planning

Searching for the right independent day or boarding school where your child will thrive can be a daunting task. We develop meaningful, long-term relationships with families like yours to explore a range of educational settings until together we discover the right school fit for your child.

College Planning
College Planning

Your child deserves a successful and personally fulfilling college search experience. With the whirlwind of disinformation and the external pressures circulating around your child, the promise of a de-stressed, well-informed college process that produces results may seem impossible. It’s well within your reach with our seasoned and caring college counselors.

Graduate Program Planning
Graduate Program Planning

We understand that the decision to pursue a graduate degree is a life-changing choice that should provide the foundation for your future vocational success and personal fulfillment. Learn more about how we can help you reach your goals.

Who We Are

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, crisis planning and graduate program planning. 

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OWL Portal™

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 counselor.

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Our Team

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Amy Christie
Amy Christie, M.A. Educational Counselor

Amy brings her discernible warmth and signature active listening to her work with students and families in school and college planning. A highly experienced college counselor, Amy genuinely loves leveraging the college planning process to help students discover their own personal strengths, passions and interests.Get to know Amy

Wise Insights

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5 Mistakes Parents Make in Athletic Recruiting
5 Mistakes Parents Make in Athletic Recruiting

So, how do you find out how good your child is at his/her sport? The only people who really know how good your child is are the coaches that are recruiting them! Rankings, ratings, stars and all the hype surrounding athletic recruiting, particularly in the higher profile sports is simply that, hype.Read more

News

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Dreams Deferred: Colleges Conspire with College Board to Recruit Low-Scoring Students  They Can Subsequently Reject to Boost their Rankings
Dreams Deferred: Colleges Conspire with College Board to Recruit Low-Scoring Students They Can Subsequently Reject to Boost their Rankings

Once again, we need to issue to our students a “Buyer Beware” regarding the College Admissions Test Industrial Complex. The Wall Street Journal has broken the story how the College Board, father of the SAT, is selling personal information from low-scoring students to colleges, which then recruit these same kids to apply with the explicit goal of rejecting them - in order to increase the selectivity of their institutions.Read more

Success Stories

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