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Who Are Famous Montessori Educated People?

Famous PEOPLE Educated at Montessori schools:

Larry Page and Sergey Brin - founders of Google
Jeff Bezos - founder of Amazon.com
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis - former first lady (John F. Kennedy)
Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs - singer
Prince William and Prince Harry

T. Berry Brazelton - pediatrician and author
Julia Child - author, chef, TV cooking shows
Elizabeth Berridge - actress
Kami Cotler - actress
Melissa and Sarah Gilbert - actors
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Nobel Prize winner for Literature
Katherine Graham - ex-owner of the Washington Post
Anne Frank - author, diarist from World War II



Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) is talking education, mentioning that Montessori schools are doing a better job than most in teaching independent thinking - watch from 10:30 - 14:00, or the whole interview - it's worth it!



Sergey Brin and Larry Page (founders of Google) both attended Montessori preschool and both highlight that it was Montessori education that contributed to their independent thinking and success.



More from Sergey Brin (co-founder of Google) on the role of Montessori education in his and Larry Page's life.



Do you know any other famous Montessori Educated people?

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#11 vera 09-Aug-2013
Quoting Spud:
Other famous Montessori-educated people are Andrew Lloyd Webber and Hugh Grant, who both went to Wetherby, a Montessori school in London (the same school as Princes William and Harry.)

there are 2 different Wetherby school in London and prince william went to a non-montessori one - its on wikipedia - you can see it for yourself.
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#10 vera 09-Aug-2013
just looked up the information about Prince William - he did not go to a montessori school.
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#9 Amukta Mahapatra 12-Oct-2012
Vikram Sarabhai, front-line Scientist, India had Montessori education with a 'school' set up at his parents home.

Sigmund Freud, Bertrand Russell, Einstein and many others mentioned in one of the comments, were supporters of Montessori education
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#8 Lilya 02-Sep-2012
Quoting Z:
Here are some more famous montessorians: Alice waters, Helen Keller, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Sigmund Freud, Buckminster Fuller, Leo Tolstoy, Bertrand Russell, Erik Erikson, John Holt, Yo Yo Ma.

Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828 and was educated at home by French governesses. And Montessori was born in 1870 :)
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#7 Ashley 25-Jul-2012
Taylor swift and Dakota fanning also went to a Montessori school.
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#6 James 08-Jun-2012
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)coul d not have attended a Montessori school. He was born BEFORE Montessori (1870-1952).
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#5 Joseph 24-May-2012
I am successful today because of God and the Montessori method has done tremendously in my life.

An entrepreneur
A proprietor
A motivational speaker
A leader
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#4 Z 25-Aug-2010
Here are some more famous montessorians: Alice waters, Helen Keller, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Sigmund Freud, Buckminster Fuller, Leo Tolstoy, Bertrand Russell, Erik Erikson, John Holt, Yo Yo Ma.
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#3 Dee 16-Aug-2010
Mark Zuckerberg - the co-founder of Facebook was apparently educated at a Montessori school.
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#2 Spud 09-Jul-2010
Other famous Montessori-educ ated people are Andrew Lloyd Webber and Hugh Grant, who both went to Wetherby, a Montessori school in London (the same school as Princes William and Harry.)
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#1 paz alcantara 05-Jul-2008
Yes, one of my students from the O.B.Montessori Center, Phil.Inc…. her name is LEA SALONGA is one of the famous Filipino singer and Broadway Actress. She is the star in the famous Broadway musical “Miss Saigon” and now “Cinderella” which is being shown in the Philippines stage .
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