Larry Pageand Sergey Brin
(Founders of Google)
"We both went to Montessori school, and I think it was part of that training of not following rules and orders, being self-motivated, questioning what’s going on in the world, and doing things a little bit different that contributed to our success."
(Founder of Amazon.com)
Attended Montessori school until Grade 3
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Nobel Prize winner for Literature)
“I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.”
(Maker of SimCity)
"Montessori taught me the joy of discovery."
(Austrian painter and printmaker)
Attended a Montessori school in 1936. Theexperience influenced his work.
Educated in his private school influencedby Montessori philosophy.
(Chef,restauranteur, activist, and author)
“I was 22 years old when I first trained to be a Montessori teacher, and Maria Montessori’s philosophy has remained vital to me all my life."
(Developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychosocial development of human beings)
Had a certificate in Montessori Education,and became a Montessori instructor.
(owner/editor of the Washington Post)
"The Montessori Method-learning by doing-once again became my stock in trade..."
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs
(Rapper and CEO of Bad Boy Records)
Attend Mount Vernon Montessori School during his childhood, "I feel like I was nurtured into wanting to be somebody special,"
Chef and author
Attended Montessori school and credits that education for her love of working with her hands.
World War II Child Diarist
Attended a Montessori school while living inAmsterdam.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Helped EstablishTibetan Children’s Villages (TCV) which implements Montessori education.
"It was a matter of inexpressible joy to me that from their childhood the children [in Montessori schools] were brought to understand the virtue of silence..."
President of The U.S.A.
Had a Montessori classroom in the basement of the Whitehouse during his term.His daughter trained as a Montessori teacher.
“If everyone had your schools, they wouldn’t need me!”
Alexander Graham Bell
(Inventor and founder of The Montessori Education Assoc.)
Provided financial support directly to Dr. Maria Montessori and helped establish the first Montessori class in Canada and one of the first in the United States.
Thomas Alva Edison
"I like the Montessori method....It teaches through play. It makes learning a pleasure. It follows the natural instincts of the human being."
He served as Head of the Swiss Montessori Society for many years
"Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known?"
(American architect, designer, inventor)
"There will come a time when the proper education of children, by a glorified system of spontaneous education of choice, similar to the Montessori System, will be made possible."
Poet, educator, journalist, historian, dancer, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil rights activist, producer, and director.
A Montessori parent
Yo Yo Ma
"Structure is an absolutely important part of the creative life, and Emily [Yo Yo Ma’s daughter] got this from her Montessori experience."
(Co-founder of Apple)
Talking about independent thinking
"Some schools like Montessori schools get around doing better job at that."
Bill and Hillary Clinton
Former President and Secretary of State