Founders of Google, recently told ABC News that they count a Montessori education as a major reason for their success.
The founder of Amazon.com, was always completely engrossed in his Montessori activities, as a young child. In fact, his mother contributes this trait directly in explaining toward why the company he founded, Amazon.com Inc., has become the most dominant Internet retailer in the world.
The amazingly successful actress, at a very young age (the youngest person ever to have been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award) explains her love of reading to Montessori. “I learned to read at two. I was in a Montessori school and they teach you to read really, really young.” Dakota Fanning
The designer of one of the most successful and popular computer games in history says this about his Montessori experience, “Montessori taught me the joy of discovery… It showed you can become interested in pretty complex theories, like Pythagorean theory, say, by playing with blocks. It’s all about learning on your terms, rather than a teacher explaining stuff to you.
The United nations Peace Ambassador, winner of 15 Grammy Awards, Presidential Medal of Freedom & National Medal of the Arts. A child prodigy cellist and Montessori student, she learned too early to follow his own interests and think outside traditional definitions.
The Memoirist & author. Her famous diary is a natural extension of her school experience and got translated into 67 languages. She – like all Montessori students – learned to cultivate observation skills and record her thoughts in a journal early on.
The Pulitzer prize-winning author and Former owner & editor of the Washington Post. Crisis forced Katherine Graham to assume control of the Washington Post. Her reign at the highly-regarded paper lasted more than two decades.
The inventor of the first practical telephone, and his wife Mabel, provided financial support directly to Dr. Montessori and helped establish the first Montessori School in the United States in 1913.
U.N. Adviser, humanitarian activist, memoirist and wife of the late king Hussein of Jordan. Her Majesty Queen Noor is an international public servant and an outspoken voice on issues of world peace and justice. Her orientation toward peace directly reflects Maria Montessori’s—herself a three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee whose “education for peace” philosophy underpins our approach