Famous Montessorians

Learning for life

Researchers proved that by the end of kindergarten, among 5-year-olds, “Montessori students proved to be significantly better prepared for elementary school in reading and math skills than the non-Montessori children. “They also tested better on “executive function,” the ability to adapt to changing and more complex problems, an indicator of future school and life success.”

The Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2011

Some famous people who attended Montessori school as children include:

  • Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Co-Founders of Google
  • Prince William and Prince Harry, English royal family
  • George Clooney, Academy Award-winning actor
  • Helen Hunt, Academy Award-winning actress
  • Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com
  • Anne Frank, famous diarist from World War II
  • Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
  • Will Wright, designer of The Sims
  • Katherine Graham, former owner-editor of the Washington Post.
  • Julia Child, famous chef, star of TV cooking shows and author of numerous cookbooks
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
  • Joshua Bell, American violinist, owner of Stradivarius violin
  • T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician and author
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, former editor, former first lady (John F. Kennedy)
  • Melissa and Sarah Gilbert, actors

Famous people who chose Montessori schools for their own children:

  • Bill and Hillary Clinton, Former President and Secretary of State
  • Yul Brynner, former actor
  • Michael Douglas, actor
  • Yo Yo Ma, cellist