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Montessori Method

Well-known Icons Who Support Montessori Education & Philosophies

"In 2004, on Barbara Walter's ABT-TV Special The 10 Most Fasicinating People of 2004 Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of the popular internet search engine Google.com, credited their years as Montessori students as a major factor behind their success. When Walter's asked if the fact that their parents were college professors was a factor behind their success, they said no, that it was their going to a Montessori school where they learned to be self-directed and self-starters. They said that Montessori education allowed them to learn and think for themselves and gave them freedom to pursue their own interests."

Added to the list are many accomplished well-known icons who support the Montessori education and philosphies, such as:

  • Alice Waters
  • Friedrich Hundertwasser
  • Julia Child
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Helen Keller
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Thomas Edison
  • Henry Ford, Mahatma Gandhi
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Buckminster Fuller
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Bertrand Russell
  • Jean Piaget
  • Erik Erikson
  • John Holt
  • Ann Frank
  • the Dalai Lama
  • Jacqueline Kennedy
  • Prince William and Prince Harry
    of the British Royal Family
  • Cher Bono
  • Yul Brynner
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton
  • Yo Yo Ma
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