Is it a coincidence that many of the mavericks on the leading edge of innovation and creativity in our culture are Montessori graduates? To the millions of Montessori students, families and supporters around the world, the answer is obvious. Montessori offers an education for life – and with that come the skills needed to succeed in our ever changing global society.

Famous Montessori Graduates

Lary Page & Sergey Brin: Founders of Google

Will Wright: Creator of “The Sims” video game

Anne Frank (deceased), famous diarist from World War II

Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs: Music producer/entrepreneur

Jeff Bezos: Founder & CEO of

Prince William and Prince Harry: English royal family

David Blaine: magician

T. Berry Brazelton: noted pediatrician and author

Dakota Fanning: Academy Award nominated actress

Peter Drucker: “The father of modern management”

Katherine Graham (deceased), owner/editor of the Washington Post

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Nobel Prize winner for Literature

Melissa Gilbert: actress (Little House on the Praire), former SAG president

Helen Hunt: Academy Award winning actress

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (deceased), editor, former first lady

Julia Child: Chef & author
Famous Montessori Advocates

Alice Waters: restaurateur (Chez Panise), author and trained Montessori teacher.

Thomas Edison: scientist, inventor and founder of a Montessori school

Erik Erikson: noted anthropologist, author and trained Montessori teacher.

Mister Rogers: children’s television personality and strong supporter of Montessori education

Jean Piaget: noted Swiss psychologist and head of the Swiss Montessori Society.