Famous Montessorians

Montessori students are often independent, outside-the-box thinkers.  Their curiosity and love of learning often takes them on unique and interesting journeys in life as they follow their passions and interests.  Many have made great contributions to society.  Below are some Montessori Alumni who are well known for their achievements.

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a photo of Larry Page and Sergy Brin

Larry Page & Sergy Brin

Founders of Google

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Stephan Curry

NBA MVP (Golden State Warriors)

a photo of Anthony Doerr, an author and Pulitzer Prize recipeient

Anthony Doerr

Author, Pulitzer Prize recipient  

a photo of Joshua Bell and his violin

Joshua Bell

Violinist, Conductor, Grammy award winner

photos of Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

Founder of Amazon

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Anne Frank


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Gabriel García Marquez

Author, Nobel Prize in Literature recipient

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Julia Child

Chef, Author, TV Personality

Other Famous Montessori Alumni

  • Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; vice-chair of the Clinton Foundation; and author
  • Seth Curry, NBA player (Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Helen Hunt, Emmy Award winning actor
  • Morgan Saylor, actor
  • Will C. Smith, Jr., Maryland State Senator
  • Taylor Swift, GRAMMY Award winner
  • Will Wright, video-game designer (SimCity, Spore)
  • His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge

All names listed above have been verified by The American Montessori Society as having attended Montessori schools at some point during their lives.  

To learn more about how AMS has verified this information, please visit https://amshq.org/About-Montessori/Montessori-Alumni#usage-rights-&-citations