Our school planning process is built on a foundation of developing meaningful relationships with both you the family and the prospective schools where your child will thrive. We know firsthand the arduous and emotional work that goes into finding the right school for your child. And our decades of collective experience in education have allowed us the privilege of witnessing the transformative power that the right fit school can have on the totality of a child’s life. That’s why we are so dedicated to helping you find the best fit school for your child’s particular strengths, passions and needs.
Over our long careers in education, we have had the good fortune of establishing mutually respected professional connections with day and boarding schools right here in New England, nationally and around the world. Because our established reputation supports a climate of trust with school and admission officers, we can ensure that your child’s strengths, interests, potential, and needs will be represented in the best possible light and with the integrity and honesty school admission officials expect of McMillan Education.
As student-centered educators and whole-child education advocates, we find great reward helping your family build a prospective school list that includes a wide variety of the best educational settings the world has to offer. Admission officials know firsthand our deep understanding of children and adolescents and our equally deep knowledge of the schools themselves. It is this experience that is at the core of how we guide your family to realizing your child’s educational goals.
For nearly six decades, McMillan has helped students and families experience the unique advantages of a boarding school education. In addition to the exceptional academic programs, small class size, and favorable student-faculty ratio that characterize independent schools generally, boarding schools provide distinct opportunities for student growth that many families deliberately choose.
For some families, the independent day school educational journey begins as early as pre-kindergarten, generally when the child is age four in the Fall. From there, families seek our assistance at the natural points of next-school planning for middle or high school, or upon realizing that their child’s current school, whether independent or public, is not the right educational match.
Get to know Don
Along with his wife Sarah, Don manages the team of McMillan educational counselors and works directly with families across the country and throughout the world in school and college planning. Regularly quoted as an expert on education in major publications, Don also shares his experience as a sought-after speaker at national conferences.Get to know Don