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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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Jamie Paul
Jamie Paul Educational Counselor

Jamie enjoys working with students of all ages, from elementary school through college, who are taking either a traditional or non-traditional path on their educational journey. During his 25 years as an educator, Jamie has showcased his breadth of knowledge and expertise in teaching as an instructor of English, history, geography, world religions, and math. Get to know Jamie

Wise Insights

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In light of our May 14 Ct and May 18 NH Schools Fairs: The Boarding Advantage
In light of our May 14 Ct and May 18 NH Schools Fairs: The Boarding Advantage

Invariably I begin Zoom calls with my shelter-at-home high school juniors with some variation of, “How is online schooling treating you?” With few exceptions, my kids, particularly those enrolled at boarding schools fire back with “good,” “solid,” or “going well.” Contrast the upbeat tenor of a sequestered-at-home boarder with one of the handful of public school juniors with whom I consult; the difference is night and day. Not all, but many of my public high school juniors have only an hour or two of class each day, much of the time focused around assigning and discussing homework assignments. For one student, attending class is optional. “Half of my classmates are no shows to my Zoom classes. In fact, our principal just made a new minimum attendance rule,” she added.Read more

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COVID-19 McMillan Education Resources
COVID-19 McMillan Education Resources

The wellbeing of our families and students is at the core of everything we do. So we’ve been busy during COVID-19 using all areas of our team’s collective expertise to provide our families with the resources and knowledge that can help make this incredibly difficult time easier to navigate. Here’s what we’ve been doing in the areas of College Admission, Athletic Recruiting, School Planning, Distance Learning and Self Care Practices since COVID-19 disrupted our lives and the lives of our families and students: Read more

Success Stories

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Steven - School Applicant
Steven - School Applicant

Though the family came to us after the application deadline, we were able to work with our contacts at a school specializing in language-based disorders. Read More