Famous Graduates

Famous Graduates

“We both went to Montessori school, and I think it was part of that training of not following rules and orders, being self motivated, questioning what’s going on in the world, and doing things a little bit differently, that contributed to our success.”

Larry Page & Sergi Brin, Co-founders of Google.com


  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin – Founders of Google
  • Jeff Bezos – Financial analyst and founder of Amazon.com
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Noble Prize winner for Literature
  • Katherine Graham – Owner/editor of the Washington Post
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis – Editor and former First Lady
  • Anne Frank – famous diarist
  • David Blaine – Magician, endurance artist
  • Melissa and Sarah Gilbert – Actresses
  • Julia Child – famous chef, author and star of cooking shows
  • Prince William and Prince Harry – English royal family
  • George Clooney – Actor
  • Sean P. Diddy – Musician, producer and businessman
  • Dakota Fanning – Actress
  • T. Berry Brazelton – noted Pediatrician and author

Pioneers and Advocates

  • Alexander Graham Bell – Inventor, he and his wife Mabel founded the Montessori Education Association in 1913. They also provided financial support to Dr. Montessori to establish the first classroom in Canada and one of the first in America
  • Fred Rogers – children’s TV personality, strong supporter of Montessori education
  • Thomas Edison – noted scientist and inventor, helped found a Montessori school is US
  • President Wilson – Montessori classroom in basement of White House when he was in office. His daughter was a trainer Montessori teacher.
  • Alice Waters- restaurateur and former Montessori teacher
  • Bruno Bettelheim – noted Psychologist and married to a Montessori teacher
  • Erik Erikson – noted Anthropologist and author, had Montessori teaching certificate
  • Jean Piaget – noted Swiss Psychologist, made first observations in Montessori schools, and served as the Head of Swiss Montessori Society for many years
  • Robert Frost – Poet Laureate

Advocates who sent their children to Montessori

  • Yo Yo Ma – Cellist
  • Michael Douglas – Actor
  • Cher – Actress/singer
  • Bill and HIllary Clinton – former President and NY Senator
  • John Bradshaw – Psychologist
  • Susan St. James – Actress
  • Stephen Cannell – TV writer/producer
  • Patty Duke Austin – Actress
  • Yul Brenner – Actor