Interesting Facts

Famous people who attended Montessori school as children:

Jeff Bezos, founder of AMAZON.COM

Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Cofounders of GOOGLE.COM

T. Berry Brazelton, pediatrician and author

Peter Drucker, management guru

Jimmy Wales, founder of WIKIPEDIA

Julia Child, chef, star of TV cooking shows and author of many cookbooks

Katherine Graham, owner/editor of the Washington Post

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis editor, former first lady

Prince William and Prince Harry, English royal family

Anne Frank, famous diarist from World War II

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature

Sean Combs, entertainment mogul

Melissa and Sarah Gilbert, actors

Kami Cotler, actress

George Clooney, actor

Elizabeth Berridge, actress

Helen Hunt, actress

Famous people who chose Montessori schools for their own children:

Stephen J. Cannell, TV writer-producer-director

Patty Duke Astin, actress

Cher Bono, singer-actress

John Bradshaw, psychologist and author

Yul Brynner, actor

Marcy Carcy, TV producer

Bill & Hillary Clinton, former President / Senator, NY

Michael Douglas, actor

Shari Lewis, puppeteer

Yo Yo Ma, cellist

Willie Nelson, musician

Dick Ebersol and Susan St. James, television executive and actress

Others with a Montessori Connection:

Alexander Graham Bell, 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, noted psychologist & author, was married to a Montessori teacher.

Erik Erikson, anthropologist/author, had a Montessori teaching certificate.

Jean Piaget, 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, noted scientist and inventor, helped to found a Montessori school.

Mister Rogers, children's TV personality, strong supporter of the Montessori method.

President Wilson’s daughter, a trained Montessori teacher, had a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House during her father’s Presidency.

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