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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...
Read. Read. Read. It’s advice given ad infinitum to children from preschool all the way through high school. There are well documented reasons that back up this recommendation, some of which I...
After weeks of waiting, March 10 finally arrives and throngs of aspiring independent school candidates learn their fate. Predictably, there is elation for the admitted, and sorrow for the denied. But for...
Unlike my slightly more aged colleagues here at McMillan Education, for me the elementary back-to-school frenzy is not a hazy memory in the rear-view mirror of my peacefully empty nest. With three...
With the recent presidential election in the United States, many of our families living abroad have asked how international students will be received at American colleges and universities in the future. Will...
Considering applying to a US boarding school in New England, Mid-Atlantic or the west coast? If so, you may want to dust off your passport and explore international boarding school options. International...
Eager to find out more about a potential school or college? Prepping for a campus visit or interview? The road to inquiry begins with asking the right questions. Way back in my...
Many of our students received their AP scores earlier this month. The College Board offers three dozen Advanced Placement courses and administers exams each May, and exam scores range from 1 (lowest)...
Demystifying the Boarding School Experience “Why would I send my child to boarding school?” “Boarding schools are for…troubled kids.” We hear these concerns expressed frequently by families we work with. And recently...
A Yankee Recipe For Success David Brooks recently wrote a column, “Putting Grit in its Place,” in which he references the current fascination with this formative four-letter word. He initially defines grit...
Not Just For Athletes Anymore I have worked with many PG students who have eventually declared the PG experience as essential to their growth and success. These students are young women and...
When I was first accepted into college in 2009, I was thrilled. I had gotten into my first choice school, Elon University in North Carolina, and felt like I had accomplished everything...
Often when families come into our office they know just what they want, but still, we know how important it is to ask and provide all the different options. We love asking...
As I look forward to working with new students and families on their educational plans, I often think back to my own college application essay that focused on the process of education...
For each of our candidates, whether applying to independent school, college, graduate or professional school, an essential element of the process is explaining who you are. Think of the 70’s hit song...
Independent, Hands-On Learning Options Calling all high school juniors! It’s time to get off the high school academic treadmill and pursue an amazing opportunity during your junior year fall or spring. Take...
It’s Like Riding a Bike One of my favorite activities is bike riding. Like many other Americans, I started out as a preschooler trudging around the house on a tricycle. As a...
The beauty is finding the right fit, the natural fit. To be perfect, you have to feel perfect about yourself. This quotation from NY Times best selling author Rick Riordan best describes...
One cannot attend an educational conference, read a trade publication or a school’s marketing materials without coming across the hot buzzwords “grit,” “zest” and “best fit.” These snazzy concepts are regarded as...
Admissions Directors from (left to right) Blair, St. Andrew’s, Episcopal, and Peddie talk to students about the benefits of boarding school at the Mid-Atlantic Boarding Schools Reception at our offices the evening...
Join us Wednesday, December 2nd to meet Admissions Officers from the Mid-Atlantic Boarding School Group: Episcopal, Mercersburg, St. Andrew’s School in Delaware, Peddie, and Blair. *5:00-6:00 Exclusively for McMillan Education Students- receive...
November 16th from 3:30- 5:00 PM our independent school families are welcome to come by our office to learn more about the boarding school experience from a group of schools in Maine....
McMillan Education Consultants Sarah Merrill and Kim Chorosiewski traveled to the Small Boarding School Association Conference in Salem, North Carolina hosted by Salem Academy March 12-14. The opening session included a panel...