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Famous Montessori People

There are quite a number of famous and successful people who, in some form or another, have a Montessori connection. Check some interesting names below…

Below are some of the famous people who attended Montessori school as children:

  • Larry Page and Sergey BrinPrinceWilliamandPrinceHarryco-founders of Google.com
  • Jeff Bezos, financial analyst, founder, Amazon.com
  • Katherine Graham, owner/editor of the Washington Post
  • Prince William and Prince Harry, English royal family
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, editor, former first lady (John F. Kennedy)
  • Julia Child, famous chef, star of many TV cooking shows and author of numerous cookbook
  • Anne Frank, famous diarist from world war II
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
  • T. Berry Brazeltonjuliachild1noted pediatrician and author
  • Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian painter and architect
  • George Clooney, Academy Award-winning actor
  • Kami Cotler, actress (youngest child on long-running series The Waltons)
  • Melissa and Sarah Gilbert, actors
  • Elizabeth Berridge, actress (Constanze in Amadeus)
  • Joshua Bell, American violinist, owner of Stradivarius violin
  • Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, rap star, music mogul

 

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Below are some of the famous people who chose Montessori schools for their own children:

  • Bill & Hillary Clinton,
    former president/senator, NY
  • John Bradshaw, psychologist and author
  • Dick Ebersol and Susan St. James, television executive and actress
  • Stephen J. Cannell, TV writer-producer-director (The Rockford Files and many others)
  • Willie Nelsonyoyomamusician, has a Montessori school on his ranch
  • Patty Duke Austin, actress
  • Cher Bono, singer-actress
  • Michael Douglas, actor
  • Yul Brynner, actor
  • Marcy Carcy, TV producer
  • Shari Lewis, puppeteer
  • Yo Yo Ma, cellist
  • David Blaine, street magician

And below are others with some kind of Montessori Connection:

  • Alexander Graham Bellalexander_graham_bellnoted 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
  • Thomas Edison, noted scientist and inventor, helped to found a Montessori school
  • 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
  • President Wilson’s daughter ThomasEdisontrained as a Montessori teacher. There was a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House during Wilson’s presidency
  • Mister Rogers, children’s TV personality, strong supporter of the Montessori method