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Glasgow, Scotland is home to several renowned and well-respected universities, including the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University, and Glasgow School of Art. Glasgow is one of the more...
At the end of 2023, we noted in our 2024 College Admission Trends and Predictions that “even in the current, widely test-optional admissions landscape, testing continues to occupy a lot of real...
If you are a student from the U.S., or an international student looking for a great college experience in Europe, consider IE University in Segovia, Spain or Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. ...
Glasgow, Scotland, beckons with its rich academic heritage and vibrant cultural scene, making it a prime destination for students seeking quality education and an unforgettable experience. Here’s a comprehensive overview of studying...
An American phenomenon that is spreading to other countries – not unlike Levi’s and Coca-Cola in the 80’s and hopefully healthier than the bizarrely ubiquitous KFC – is the concept of touring...
Every November, we get some from international families of seniors seeing application assistance. Sacre bleu! Mamma mia! Or as my mother-in-law says, “Maria Petruchka Petrovna”! No, mi amigo, you must start early!...
My favorite time of year is when winter dissolves away and I begin my search for the magic and beauty that is Mother Nature and the emergence of new life. It inspires...
Since the January 15th application deadline, students have patiently waited for their decisions to arrive, while admissions offices have been hard at work reading essays, reviewing interview notes, and discussing applicants.  Soon,...
I have three plants in my office. I don’t know what kind they are. They have miraculously survived for a few years despite the fact that I water them only when I...
It is finally March, and the independent schools are releasing their decisions.  If you find yourself with a letter of acceptance to your top choice, congratulations – this part of your process...
There are many things I get from my mother, but a green thumb is not one of them. While my mother can nurse a sickly plant back to life with just the...
Tune in to Don and Peter’s discussion on School 2024: What You Need to Know.  
Tune in to Don and Peter’s discussion on College 2024: What You Need to Know.
Visiting college campuses is often the first step students take in taking the abstract concept of college and translating it to the real world. These initial visits serve as an introduction to...
Photo: Don and Sarah enjoying Normandy, France’s naturally blooming gardens of poppies, 1989. What Cultivate Your Garden Means to Me: Nurturing our own gifts to create beauty in the world It’s true...
Click the link below to view 2023’s Educational Trends & Preview of 2024’s Admissions Landscape.  
Photo: Rachel, Whiz, Bill, and Carolyn enjoying the new playground at Charles River School. 2023 Independent Schools Trends – and Advice to Families and Schools for 2024 Dear Families and Friends of...
2023 Trends: What We Saw in Schools & Colleges Like boarding and independent day schools, the therapeutic field of private behavioral health schools and programs saw a large surge of students seeking...
In 2023, our team continued to prioritize post-pandemic travel, visiting campuses all throughout the US, Europe, Canada and the UK, deepening our relationships and knowledge, and taking the temperature of the higher...
Okay, first, if you teens don’t know who Tom Petty is, ask your parents. They have so  much to teach you about great music.  Most seniors in high school have now submitted...
Doubling Down on Growth
Living Our 2024 Theme: Four Ways I Commit to “Cultivating Our Garden” This Year Each year at McMillan Education we collectively embrace a theme to inspire our work with our students. In...
Consisting of 45,000 students, The University of Edinburgh comprises a pair of urban campuses in the heart of Scotland’s major city, a historic pearl with a Royal Mile lined with tartan shops...
On a crisp afternoon in early November, my colleague Amy Christie and I visited the University of Glasgow, the 2023 Scottish University of the Year that is ranked the number two university...