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, 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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Our Team

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Don McMillan
Don McMillan, M.A., M.F.A. CEO

Along with his wife Sarah, Don manages the team of McMillan educational consultants and works directly with families across the country and throughout the world in school and college planning. Regularly quoted as an expert on education in major publications, Don also shares his experience as a sought-after speaker at national conferences.Get to know Don

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2018 College Acceptance List
2018 College Acceptance List

Once again we are proud to be sending students to a broad range of best-fit colleges, including not only the Ivies but technical schools like Caltech, arts schools like Parsons, and foreign institutions like McGill in Canada and Edinburgh in Scotland. Within the US, our students will be heading to schools across the country this fall, ranging from Bates in Maine, to U Miami in Florida, and seven schools in the University of California system - and almost everywhere in between.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