Famous Montessori People

 Montessori Education inspired these great entrepreneurs, doctors, gold medalists, actors, even a president’s daughter…

Did you know the youngest Nobel Peace Prize nominee is a Montessori graduate, the youngest Rhodes Scholar is a Montessori graduate, and the youngest artist to exhibit at the United Nations is a Montessori graduate?

 

The founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, are Montessori graduates too! Brin and Page credit much of their success to their Montessori Education. In a Barbara Walters interview, they said they learned to be self-directed and self-starters as pre-schoolers, while attending Montessori. Brin and Page said that Montessori allowed them to learn to think for themselves and gave them freedom to pursue their own interests.

 

Famous Montessori graduates include:

Katharine Graham (deceased), owner/editor of the Washington Post
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (deceased)
Sean P. Diddy’ Combs, musician producer
Anne Frank, famous diarist from world war II
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
Jeff Bezos, financial analyst, founder, AMAZON.COM
Prince William and Prince Harry, English royal family
T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician and author
Julia Child, famous chef and author
Melissa and Sarah Gilbert, actors

 

 

William Wright, an American computer game designer was educated at a local Montessori school, where he enjoyed its emphasis on creativity, problem solving, and self-motivation. Wright admitted to having been inspired to create certain elements of SimCity from his experiences in the school. 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.

Wright admitted to having been inspired to create certain elements of SimCity from his experiences in the school. 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.
His greatest success to date came as the original designer for The Sims games series which, as of 2008, is the best-selling PC game in history.

 

Famous people who chose Montessori schools for their children:

Cher Bono, singer-actress
John Bradshaw, psychologist and author
Marcy Carcy, TV producer
Bill & Hillary Clinton, former president/senator, NY
Michael Douglas, actor
Shari Lewis (dec.), puppeteer

 

 

Others with a Montessori Connection:

Alexander Graham Bell, noted inventor, and his wife Mabel provided financial support directly to Dr. Montessori and helped establish the first Montessori Class in the United States in 1913.
Mister Rogers, children’s TV personality, was a strong supporter of Montessori Education.
Thomas Edison, noted scientist and inventor, helped found a Montessori school.
President Wilson’s daughter was a Montessori teacher. There was a Montessori Classroom in the White House during Wilson’s presidency.
Jean Piaget, noted Swiss psychologist, made his first observations of children in a Montessori school. He was also head of the Swiss Montessori Society for many years.

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