Your child’s future begins here.

Establishing the value of learning and curiosity is the first step to helping your child succeed, both in education and in life.

Education unlocks your child’s potential

McMillan Education is Boston’s foremost independent educational consultancy. For more than sixty years, families have benefited from McMillan Education’s expertise in all levels and types of education and our specialized knowledge of children, adolescents, and young adults. It’s never too early to begin planning your child’s education. We invite you to learn more about our personalized approach to working with your family.

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.

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.

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.

Our W.I.S.E. Method

Our signature W.I.S.E. Method of Educational Planning is the implementation of our best-fit philosophy. In undertaking each of the phases of your school or college search guided by your professional and caring McMillan Education counselor, you will experience the space to reflect on the educational values, programmatic features, and culture that both matter to you and will constitute the environment in which you will thrive. The W.I.S.E. Method ensures that you do your homework and investigate thoroughly what transpires in real-time on campus and in a classroom. You will discover what it looks and feels like to be a student at each of the schools or colleges you are interested in knowing and those your counselor introduces to you. As you’re skillfully guided to gather information and reflect upon its significance to your future, you experience the process of executing the application tasks with less stress, more sense of purpose, and greater confidence.

Wise Insights

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What being a FISH means to me? The FISH Philosophy website asks, “Imagine what would happen if people at your organization felt comfortable to be themselves and throw their whole heart and...


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Sarah McMillan, Don McMillan & Amy Christie Our college counselors at McMillan Education are singularly driven to guide developing young adults via our W.I.S.E. Method™ toward a campus where they can grow...

Success Stories

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Life does not always happen on a linear path and for many of the students and families I work with, there have been a few curves along the way. Sometimes, it is...