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Montessori Alumni

Montessori Education is over a century old

So it’s not surprising that its creative and progressive approach has given a head start to many of the worlds foremost entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Here are some Montessori Alumni you might recognise.

Jeff Bezos, founder & CEO of Amazon.com
T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician
Sergey Brin & Larry Page,founders of Google
Julia Child, chef and author
Peter Drucker, management guru
Katherine Graham, past owner and editor, Washington Post
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former US first lady and book editor
Devi Sridhar, youngest-ever American Rhodes scholar
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
Anne Frank, WWII diarist
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
Helen Keller
HM Queen Noor of Jordan
Prince William and Prince Harry of Wales
Montessori parents: Bill and Hillary Clinton; Willie Nelson; Steve Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith and classical musician Yo Yo Ma.

Montessori advocates: Erik Erikson, Sigmund Freud, Buckminster Fuller, Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Fred Rogers, Bertrand Russell, Leo Tolstoy and Alice Waters

Some Reading

Harvard Business Review: Montessori Build Innovators
The world is a really interesting place, and one that should be explored. Can there be any better foundation for an innovator in training?

Forbes: Is Montessori the Origin of Google and Amazon?
The approach is over 100 years old but the ideas are timeless. The world is finally catching up with Maria Montessori’s insights

Science Journal: Evaluating Montessori Education
Montessori education provides better outcomes than traditional methods, according to study published in the journal Science.