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.