Some interesting Montessori Alumni facts:


  • The youngest Noble Peace Prize nominee is a Montessori graduate

  • The youngest Rhoades Scholar is a Montessori graduate

  • The youngest artist to exhibit at the United Nations is a Montessori graduate.

  • And, of course, the founders of Google and are Montessori graduates.


Here is just a small list of Montessori alumni,

supporters and parents of Montessori-educated children:


Internet / Tech Entrepeneurs

Jeff Bezos, Founder of

Sergey Brin & Larry Page, Co-founders of

Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

Will Wright, Designer of The Sims



Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Anne Frank

Leo Tolstoy

Anthony Doerr

Helen Keller


Business People

Katharine Graham, Owner-editor of the Washington Post.

Henry Ford

Peter Drucker, Management Guru


Really Cool People

David Blaine, Illusionist & magician

George Clooney, Actor

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Former First Lady

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Music Mogul

Joshua Bell, Grammy award-winning violinist

John and Joan Cusack, Actor and screenwriter, and Academy award-nominated actress, respectively

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Viennese artist & architect

Beyonce Knowles, Singer, songwriter, actress and fashion designer

Yo Yo Ma, World famous cellist

Taylor Swift, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter



T Berry Brazelton, Pediatrician, child psychiatrist, author and harvard medical school professor emeritus

Julia Child, First TV chef & author

HM Queen Noor of Jordan, U.N. Advisor, humanitarian activist, memoirist and wife of the late King Hussein of Jordan

Chelsea Clinton (daughter of President Bill and Hillary Clinton)

Erik Erickson, Psychologist & author

Devi Sridhar, Youngest-ever American Rhodes scholar, author


Interesting Facts:


Woodrow Wilson, former president of the United States, had a Montessori classroom installed in the basement of the White House
during his term of office to be used by his staff and their children. Wilson's daughter was trained as a Montessori teacher.


Alexander Graham Bell, noted inventor, provided financial support directly to Dr. Maria Montessori and helped establish
the first Montessori school in Canada, and one of the first in the United States. So did Thomas Edison.


According to Mrs Bezos, the young Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon), would become so engrossed in the details of his work in his
Montessori school that his teachers had to pick him up in his chair and move him to new tasks.


Montessori Alumni Quotes:


"The Montessori method—learning by doing— once again became my stock in trade..."  from Personal History by Katharine Graham


"Montessori taught me the joy of discovery...It showed you can become interested in pretty complex theories, like Pythagorean theory, say, by playing with blocks. It's all about learning on your terms, rather than a teacher explaining stuff to you. SimCity comes right out of Montessori—if you give people this model for building cities, they will abstract from it principles of urban design." - Will Wright, designer of The Sims


“I really enjoyed the Montessori method. I could grow at my own pace.” - Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google

Yo Yo Ma

David Blaine

Sergey Brin & Larry Page

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis