Famous People Who Were Montessori Students
Joshua Bell, Musician
Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com
David Blaine, Magician
T. Berry Brazelton, Author
Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google Founders
Julia Child, Celebrity Chef and Author
George Clooney, Actor
Sean Combs, Media Mogul
Kami Cotler, Actor
Joan Cusack, Actor
John Cusack, Actor
Peter Drucker, Management Guru
Dakota Fanning, Actor
Anne Frank, Author
Melissa Gilbert, Actor
Sarah Gilbert, Actor
Katharine Graham, Former Washington Post Owner and Editor
Friedensreich Hunertwasser, Artist
Helen Hunt, Actor
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize Winner
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Former First Lady and Editor
Prince William and Prince Harry
Lea Solanga, Actor
Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia Founder
Will Wright, Sims Designer
Famous Parents Who Chose Montessori Education for Their Children
Patty Duke Austin, Actor
John Bradshaw, Actor
Yul Brenner, Actor
Bill Clinton (Former U.S. President) and Hilary Clinton (Secretary of State)
Michael Douglas, Actor
Shari Lewis, Actor
Willie Nelson, Musician
Gordon Ramsay (Celebrity Chef and Author) and Tana Ramsay (Cookbook Author and Montessori Teacher)
David Robinson, Athlete
Susan St. James, Actor
Yo Yo Ma, Musician
Famous Supporters of Montessori Schools
Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor
Alexander Graham Bell and his wife helped establish the first Montessori Class in the United States and they provided financial support to Maria Montessori.
Thomas Edison, Scientist/Inventor
Thomas Edison helped found a Montessori School.
Jean Piaget, Psychologist/Author
Jean Piaget made his first observations in a Montessori school and was head of the Swiss Montessori Society for many years.
Fred 'Mister' Rogers, TV Personality
Fred Rogers was a strong supporter of Montessori Education.
Woodrow Wilson, Former President of the U.S.
Woodrow Wilson's daughter was a Montessori teacher. There was also a Montessori Classroom located in the White House during President Wilson's presidency.