- 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.