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Google Founders Credit Success to Montessori Education

On the Barbara Walters ABC-TV Special, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin credited much of their success to their going to Montessori school where they learned to be self-directed and self-starters. They said that Montessori allowed them to learn to think for themselves and gave them freedom to pursue their own interests.

Other Montessori Alumni include:

Jeff Bezos, founder Amazon.com

Joshua Bell, genius Violinist, owner of Stradivarius violin

Julia Child, chef, star of TV cooking shows

T. Berry Brazelton, respected pediatrician and author

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, former editor and First Lady

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian painter and architect

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia

Helen Hunt, Academy Award-winning actress

George Clooney, Academy Award-winning actor

Will Wright, designer of The Sims

Katharine Graham, former owner-editor the Washington Post

Anne Frank, famous diarist from world War II

Sean “P. Diddy” Coombs, rap star and music mogul

Prince William and Prince Harry, British Royal Family

Other Montessori supporters include:

Erik Erikson, anthropologist/author, had a Montessori teaching certification

Jean Piaget, Psychologist, conducted child observations in a Montessori school

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor, provided financial support to Dr. Montessori

Thomas Edison, scientist and inventor, founded a Montessori school

Mahatma Ghandi hosted Dr. Montessori during her years in India

President Wilson’s daughter trained as a Montessori teacher. A Montessori classroom was set up in the basement of the White House during Wilson’s presidency!

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