Howland, Spence, & McMillan is now McMillan, Howland, & Spence

Howland, Spence & McMillan is now McMillan, Howland & Spence: In the five years they have managed Boston’s oldest educational planning firm, Don and Sarah McMillan have continued the tradition of providing highly personalized school and college planning that has been the hallmark of the firm since 1955.

Our new name represents the McMillan leadership that has grown the team to nine outstanding consultants. Expanded services now include graduate school planning, and enhanced expertise in learning differences, athletic recruiting, the arts, and international student planning–all to better serve our families.

Our new name celebrates a future where the collective wisdom of the McMillan’s team of educational experts guides families navigating the challenging and ever-changing landscape of modern educational planning, and continues the legacy inherited from Faith Howland and Michael Spence.

Educational Counselor

Tony is the definition of a “school person,” the highest compliment you can pay someone in the world of student-focused education. Simply put, Tony combines his incredible skill and experience as an admission expert in the worlds of college and school planning with his genuine desire to know and support...

Educational Counselor

Susanna most enjoys the close relationships with students and families she builds in her work in school and college planning. She relishes the privilege of helping parents of younger students just starting out on their independent school education understand the educational landscape; she derives a deep sense of fulfillment from...

Educational Counselor

Samantha has always been driven by an authentic desire to help others. Her chosen educational, training and career path as an occupational therapist has allowed her to develop the expertise to serve a wide range of children, adolescents and young adults in need of specialized guidance in finding the education...