Alexander Graham Bell founded two of the first Montessori schools
in the U.S. and Canada.
Thomas Edison founded a Montessori school in the U.S.
Jean Piaget, noted psychologist, was head of the Swiss Montessori Society.
Woodrow Wilson created a Montessori classroom for his daughter in the basement of the White House.
Famous Montessori Alumni
Joshua Bell, violinist
Jeff Bezos, founder & CEO of Amazon.com
T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician
Sergey Brin & Larry Page, founders of Google
Julia Child, celebrity chef and author
George Clooney, actor, director and producer
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, rapper, producer and entrepreneur
Anthony Doerr, author and finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction
Peter Drucker, management guru
Anne Frank, WWII diarist
Helen Keller, political activist, author and lecturer
Beyonce Knowles, singer, songwriter, fashion designer and
16-time Grammy award-winner
Katherine Graham, past owner and editor, Washington Post
Anne Hathaway, Academy award-winning actress
Helen Hunt, Academy award-winning actress, film director, and screen writer
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
HM Queen Noor of Jordan, U.N. Advisor, humanitarian activist, memoirist
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former first lady and book editor
Devi Sridhar, youngest-ever American Rhodes scholar
Prince Harry of Wales
Prince William of Wales
Will Wright, video game pioneer, creator of the Sims
Montessori advocates: Erik Erikson, Sigmund Freud, Buckminster Fuller, Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Fred Rogers, Bertrand Russell, Leo Tolstoy and Alice Waters