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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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Jacquie Magiera, M.S.W, LCSW
Jacquie Magiera, M.S.W, LCSW Educational Counselor

A seasoned admission and college counseling expert, Jacquie brings her signature warmth and humor to her work with a wide range of students, from the high achiever to the learning challenged, seeking personalized and hands-on guidance in the college planning process. Get to know Jacquie

Wise Insights

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What Character Means to Me
What Character Means to Me

I am starting to think it is no coincidence that I am tasked with writing this blog a few days before Father’s Day. When I think of the people closest to me with the strongest sense of pure moral character, I have to admit that I think of three amazing fathers in my life.Read more

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What You Need to Know: Developmental and Academic Crisis Planning- 2020 Trends & 2021 Predictions
What You Need to Know: Developmental and Academic Crisis Planning- 2020 Trends & 2021 Predictions

What we saw in 2020: We saw in 2020 COVID-19’s impact on student’s emotional wellbeing and related academic success, simply put, falling into two buckets. For many, especially for those most vulnerable and already working to manage the challenges of learning differences and mental health challenges, required online learning and isolation exacerbated their struggles to the point of requiring a higher level of care and intervention. For others, COVID-19 has allowed them to stay home, in a safe environment, free from the daily social and academic stressors of school life that have been the cause of their distress.Read more

Success Stories

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