Famous People With A Montessori Education
The Montessori Method Develops Student Passions
Famous Montessori Students
Is it a coincidence that so many people on the leading edge of innovation and creativity in our culture attended Montessori schools as children? Perhaps it’s because Montessori offers an education for life and develops the skills children need more than ever before to succeed in today’s dynamic global society.
Notable Montessori Graduates Include:
Sergey Brin And Larry Page
~ co-Founders of Google
Prince William And Prince Harry
~ English royal family
~ Academy Award-winning actor, director, producer and humanitarian
~ Academy Award-winning actress
~ founder of Amazon.com and owner of The Washington Post
~ famous diarist from World War II
~ founder of Wikipedia
~ video game pioneer and designer of The Sims
HM Queen Noor Of Jordan
~ U.N. adviser, humanitarian activist, memoirist and wife of the late King Hussein of Jordan
~ Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter
~ singer, songwriter, actress and 16-time Grammy Award winner
~ former owner-editor of The Washington Post
~ star of TV cooking shows and author of numerous cookbooks
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
~ Nobel Prize-winning author for literature
~ American violinist
T. Berry Brazelton
~ noted pediatrician, child psychiatrist, and author
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
~ former editor and former first lady (John F. Kennedy)
~ actor and youngest-ever Screen Actors Award nominee
~ author, management consultant, and “social ecologist” awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
~ political activist, author, lecturer and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Yo Yo Ma
~ United Nations Peace Ambassador, winner of 15 Grammy awards and child prodigy cellist
~ child actress in “Little House on the Prairie”
John And Joan Cusack
~ actor/screenwriter and Academy Award-nominated actress
~ actress and daytime show co-host and creator
~ illusionist and magician
Notable Parents Who Chose Montessori Schools For Their Children:
Bill And Hillary Clinton
~ former President and Secretary of State
~ former actor
Yo Yo Ma
Others With A Montessori Connection:
~ political activist, author, lecturer and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her teacher, Anne Sullivan, corresponded with Maria Montessori about their similar educational approaches.
~ noted scientist and inventor, helped found a Montessori school.
President Woodrow Wilson
~ His daughter trained as a Montessori teacher. There was a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House during Wilson’s presidency.
~ anthropologist/author, had a Montessori teaching certificate.
~ noted Swiss psychologist, made his first observations of children in a Montessori school. He was also head of the Swiss Montessori Society for many years.
Alexander Graham Bell
~ Inventor. He and his wife, Mabel, founded the Montessori Education Association in 1913. They also provided financial support directly to Dr. Maria Montessori and helped establish the first Montessori class in Canada and one of the first in the United States.