Living Our 2024 Theme: Four Ways I Commit to “Cultivating Our Garden” This Year

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 2022 we adopted the Fish Philosophy, where we brought to our work the same fun-loving, fish-flinging passion the happy fishmongers do at the […]

What You Need to Know: Special Needs 2022 Trends and 2023 Predictions

Special Needs 2022 Trends and 2023 Predictions Like our traditional school and college practices, our special needs group spent a great deal of time in 2022 getting back on the road visiting over 30 therapeutic programs in Utah and North Carolina and 20 schools offering both specialized and supportive learning services all over New England. […]

What You Need to Know: 2022 College Trends and Predictions for 2023

In 2022, our team of 18 college counselors loved getting back on the road, zigzagging across the country to revisit campuses throughout the U.S., as well as many universities in Europe, Canada and the UK, that had been available to us only via video touring during COVID restrictions. Right now we are enjoying the the […]

The Joy is in the Planning

What I love about camping isn’t just the camping itself, it’s the lead up. It’s selecting the site, expertly crafting the cooler friendly grocery list, and in my case, it’s also climbing into the stifling attic to sweat it out, while carefully handing down each camping necessity to my husband, standing at the base of […]

The Boarding Advantage in Challenging Times

Invariably I begin Zoom calls with my shelter-at-home high school juniors with some variation of, “How is online schooling treating you?” With few exceptions, my kids, particularly those enrolled at boarding schools fire back with “good,” “solid,” or “going well.” Contrast the upbeat tenor of a sequestered-at-home boarder with one of the handful of public […]

In light of our Schools Fairs: The Boarding Advantage

Invariably I begin Zoom calls with my shelter-at-home high school juniors with some variation of, “How is online schooling treating you?” With few exceptions, my kids, particularly those enrolled at boarding schools fire back with “good,” “solid,” or “going well.” Contrast the upbeat tenor of a sequestered-at-home boarder with one of the handful of public […]

June Boarding School Fairs

McMillan Education is hosting 3 more Boarding School Fairs this month involving over 40 top schools in the Northeast. Write kelly@mcmillaneducation.com for more info. Thursday, June 18 Mid-Atlantic/NY Boarding School Fair 6:30-8:00 Blair, Darrow, Emma Willard, Episcopal, George, Hill, Hun, Lawrenceville, Master’s, Mercersburg, Millbrook, Peddie, St. Andrew’s DE, Trinity-Pawling Tuesday, June 23 Western MA/VT/ME Boarding […]