FAMOUS MONTESSORI STUDENTS

On the Barbara Walters ABC-TV Special, “The 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2004,” Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of the popular Internet search engine Google.com, credited their years as Montessori students as a major factor behind their success. When Barbara Walters asked if the fact that their parents were college professors was a reason behind their success, they said no; it was going to a Montessori school where they learned to be self-directed and self-starters. 

They said that Montessori education allowed them to think for themselves and gave them freedom to pursue their own interests.  It is quite an interesting collection of people throughout history who have attended Montessori schools, sent their children to Montessori schools, or supported this method of education in one way or another.

Former First Lady

Former First Lady

Former First Lady

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy

Prince William

Prince William

Prince William

Prince of England

Prince of England

Prince of England

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

Prince of England

Prince of England

Prince of England

Yo Yo Ma – cellist
Financial analyst, founder of AMAZON.COM
Jeff Bezos

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Co founders of GOOGLE.COM

Co founders of GOOGLE.COM

Co founders of GOOGLE.COM

Ann Frank

Ann Frank

Ann Frank

Famous diarist from World War II

Famous diarist from World War II

Famous diarist from World War II

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

American author and educator

American author and educator

American author and educator

George Clooney

George Clooney

George Clooney

Actor

Actor

Actor

Beyoncé Knowles

Beyoncé Knowles

Beyoncé Knowles

Actress

Actress

Actress

Melissa and Sarah Gilbert

Melissa and Sarah Gilbert

Melissa and Sarah Gilbert

Actress
Little House on the Prairie

Actress
Little House on the Prairie

Actress
Little House on the Prairie

Marcy-Carsey, Montessori Alumni
Julia Childs

Famous chef & author of numerous cookbooks.

Famous chef & author of numerous cookbooks.

Famous chef & author of numerous cookbooks.

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FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHOSEN MONTESSORI SCHOOLS FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

Patty Duke

Patty Duke

Patty Duke

Actress

Actress

Actress

John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw

psychologist and author

psychologist and author

psychologist and author

Cher Bono

Cher Bono

Cher Bono

singer/actress

singer/actress

Singer/actress

Actor

Actor

Actor

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

Susan St. James

Actress

Actress

Actress

Dick Ebersol

Dick Ebersol

Dick Ebersol

Former NBC Sports chairman

Former NBC Sports chairman

Former NBC Sports chairman

Shari Lewis

Shari Lewis

Shari Lewis

puppeteer

puppeteer

puppeteer

Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner

actor

actor

actor

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Former Senator, NY

Former Senator, NY

Former FiRST LADY & Senator, NY,

Yo Yo Ma – cellist
cellist
Yo Yo Ma
Marcy-Carsey, Montessori Alumni
Marcy Carsey

TV producer

TV producer

TV producer

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OTHERS WITH A MONTESSORI SCHOOL CONNECTION

  • Alexander Graham Bell (dec.) – noted inventor, provided financial support directly to Dr. Montessori. Helped establish the first Montessori class in Canada and one of the first in the United States.
  • Bruno Bettelheim (dec.), noted psychologist/author, was married to a Montessori teacher.
  • Erik Erikson (dec.) – anthropologist/author, had a Montessori teaching certificate.
  • Jean Piaget (dec.) – noted Swiss psychologist, made his first observations of children in a Montessori school.
  • Alice Waters – restaurateur and writer, is a former Montessori teacher.
  • Thomas Edison (dec.) – noted scientist and inventor, helped to found a Montessori school.
  • Mister Rogers (dec.) – children’s TV personality, strong supporter of the Montessori method.
 
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