Famous Montessorians

  • Joshua Bell, violinist
  • Jeff Bezos, founder & CEO of Amazon.com
  • T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician
  • Sergey Brin & Larry Page,founders of Google
  • Julia Child, chef and author
  • George Clooney, actor
  • Peter Drucker, management guru
  • Anne Frank, WWII diarist
  • Katherine Graham, past owner and editor, Washington Post
  • Helen Hunt, actress
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former first lady and book editor
  • Devi Sridhar, youngest-ever American Rhodes scholar
  • Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
  • More Montessori students:Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, George Clooney, Helen Keller, HM Queen Noor of Jordan, Prince William and Prince Harry of Wales
  • Montessori parents: Bill and Hillary Clinton; Willie Nelson; Steve Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith; Yo Yo Ma
  • Montessori advocates: Erik Erikson, Sigmund Freud, Buckminster Fuller, Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Fred Rogers, Bertrand Russell, Leo Tolstoy and Alice Waters

Did you know?

  • Alexander Graham Bell founded two of the first Montessori schools in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Thomas Edison founded a Montessori school in the U.S.
  • Jean Piaget, noted psychologist, was head of the Swiss Montessori Society.

Woodrow Wilson created a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House for his daughter.