Notable Montessori Alumni
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin – founders of Google
     

  • Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon.com
     

  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis – former first lady
     

  • 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 11:20, 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.