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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Carolyn Orsini Nelson, M.Ed.
Carolyn Orsini Nelson, M.Ed. Educational Consultant

Carolyn is a highly experienced educator who brings her extensive expertise in admission, learning differences and special education to her work in school and college planning. Carolyn enjoys working with students from pre-kindergarten through the college undergraduate years.Get to know Carolyn

Wise Insights

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Second Season
Second Season

It’s not too late to find a great independent school for Fall 2019! Every year, throughout the spring and right through the summer, we are able to find wonderful fits for students of all ages and abilities.Read more

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Our Roles as Educators and Parents in the Wake of the College Admissions Scandal
Our Roles as Educators and Parents in the Wake of the College Admissions Scandal

As both educators and parents, we are devastated and saddened by the current college admissions scandal. The news has understandably incited fear, confusion, and indignation among parents, students and professionals in the admission field. We are writing here to address each of these concerns, and provide guidance for parents as they respond to the news – and to their children.Read more

Success Stories

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Lucia - International Applicant
Lucia - International Applicant

Lucia was halfway through her junior year and wanted to study business in the US. But she was finding the bilingual Spanish-English International Baccalaureate program too demanding. Read More