About McMillan Education

Over the decades, we have been privileged to have gained the trust of so many who understand that our close and personalized planning process means we strive to develop a caring relationship with each student and his or her family. We frequently work with students throughout their educational career, guiding them from elementary school placement, to secondary boarding and day school planning, then to college, and even right through graduate school placement. Many students we have counseled return for guidance for their own children. Keeping in touch with our students and families long after they have left us is a constant source of inspiration and joy.

McMillan Education has a rich history, leading the educational consulting industry for over sixty years. That legacy began with Robert Parsons’ founding of the firm in 1955, specializing in independent school planning.


Don and Sarah have deliberately recruited educational counselors who share their educational philosophy, are at the top of the field, and have been their most trusted and highly esteemed colleagues at some point during their long educational careers.


The McMillan Education team is made up of carefully selected, seasoned educational professionals. We are a team of experts who know much more than best practices for admissions. We know students and the schools, colleges, and programs where they will thrive.


See our process from the perspective of the students and families we have helped for over 60 years.

The team at McMillan Education finds service to our families inspiring and rewarding. We are committed to paying that reward forward to help others in our local community.


McMillan Education is affiliated with some of the top organizations and associations in the educational world.