Empowering learners of all ages to create student-centered results
Given the highly relational nature of unlocking a student’s authentic interests and potential, our comprehensive W.I.S.E Method of Educational Planning™ means unlimited access to your educational counselor and no limit on the number of student essays or schools or colleges our students apply to.
All topics related to the integrated nature of educational planning matter to the student’s successful journey, so no subjects are off-limits simply because they aren’t part of a “package.” We also offer custom-designed technology and multimedia resources unrivaled in our field to optimize our process for families. Collectively, we continue to visit more school and college campuses annually and enjoy more professional relationships with school admission offices than any other consultancy. Since 1955, our commitment to knowing the whole student is what has led to the right choices for the young person’s exciting, challenging, and fulfilling next school or college experience.
Why do we choose to work on a comprehensive basis with families? Because our signature all-inclusive approach allows us to align our areas of expertise that, working together, are unique to the field of educational consulting and yield the most satisfying journey and meaningful results for our students. We alone have combined our decades-long direct experience in elementary, secondary and higher education, our deep understanding of adolescent and young adult development, and our industry-leading, widely recognized expertise in college and school admissions to create our own W.I.S.E. Method ™ of educational planning. This student-centered, step-by-step approach facilitates a highly supportive, impactful journey of self discovery, efficient task completion, and informed admissions strategy execution.
Our signature W.I.S.E. Method of Educational Planning™ is the implementation of our developmental philosophy. In undertaking each of the phases of your search guided by your professional and caring McMillan Educational counselor you will experience the space to reflect on the educational values, programmatic features and school or college culture that both matter to you and will constitute the environment in which you will thrive. While valuing reflective time in the process, the W.I.S.E. Method of Educational Planning™ ensures that you do your homework and investigate thoroughly what transpires in real time on a 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. Finally, when you move from candidate to accepted student, the W.I.S.E. Method™ again encourages you to dig deeper into newly accessible information and to re-experience the people and places you’ve encountered so that you can make the most informed decision that ends in the right school or college for you.
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.