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- 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.
- President Woodrow Wilson created a Montessori classroom for his daughter in the basement of the White House.

Montessori advocates include:

Fred Rogers

Erik Erikson

Sigmund Freud

Buckminster Fuller

Pope Pius X

Mahatma Gandhi

the Dalai Lama

Bertrand Russell

Leo Tolstoy

Alice Waters


Famous Montessori Alumni:

Joshua Bell, violinist
Jeff Bezos, founder & CEO of
T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician
Sergey Brin & Larry Page, founders of Google
Julia Child, celebrity chef and author
George Clooney, actor, director and producer

Steph Curry, NBA Champion
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

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