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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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Kelly McAdams, MSW, LICSW
Kelly McAdams, MSW, LICSW Educational Counselor

Kelly comes to McMillan Education with decades of experience working with students and families in schools and private behavioral health programs. A highly skilled clinician, school counselor and admissions expert, Kelly enjoys working with children, adolescents and young adults whose learning, emotional, or behavioral challenges have become obstacles to their healthy development and educational progress.Get to know Kelly

Wise Insights

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What to do in the Spring of Your Junior Year
What to do in the Spring of Your Junior Year

For those of us who live in New England, and especially for those of us who are Red Sox fans, February means the return of spring. As pitchers, catchers, and position players slowly make their way to sunny Florida for the start of the marathon that is the Major League Baseball season, baseball fans throughout the region know that in a few short months, the same warmth that our favorite players are enjoying in the south will soon settle in here.Read more

News

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What You Need to Know: 2020 Trends in Admissions and Education
What You Need to Know: 2020 Trends in Admissions and Education

As January of this new decade has come to a close, Sarah and I and our entire team wanted to take a moment to wish you a 2020 – and decade – filled with educational opportunities that allow your children to grow and thrive as caring and curious citizens of the world. We look forward to contributing to that growth, starting here by advising you on critical educational trends, and by providing you with a synthesis of our college, school and therapeutic program counseling work in 2019. Read more

Success Stories

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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