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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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Brendon Welker
Brendon Welker, MALS Educational Counselor

Brendon brings over 20 years of experience working with students and families in schools as an admission director, educator, coach, dorm parent and educational counselor. His extensive admission expertise extends from the school process to college planning. Brendon enjoys working with a wide range of students, including international students, athletes, and those who enjoy the arts.Get to know Brendon

Wise Insights

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Summer and the Common App
Summer and the Common App

Summer is in full swing! The next few months are about spending time with friends and family and enjoying “fun in the sun” activities...and for our rising seniors, wrestling with the dreaded college applications. It hangs over their heads like a dark cloud, but it doesn’t need to be so daunting. Breaking it up into simple steps helps students manage their stress and anxiety about the application process.Read more

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What You Need To Know:  Our Students’ School and College Choices - And What Lies Ahead
What You Need To Know: Our Students’ School and College Choices - And What Lies Ahead

Happy Summer! As our students shift to some well-deserved downtime, Sarah and I are taking the opportunity to let you know the incredibly wide choices of schools and colleges they have chosen for the fall, and to provide you with insights into this upcoming year’s admissions landscape. We’re also excited to let you know we’ve opened a new office in Farmington, Ct, headed up by Brendon Welker, and launched a fresh new website.Read more

Success Stories

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