- President Woodrow Wilson's daughter trained as a Montessori teacher and had a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House during her father's presidency.
- Alexander Graham Bell contributed financial support to Dr. Montessori. He helped establish the first Montessori school in Canada and one of the first in the Unites States.
- Erik Erikson, noted anthropologist and author, held a Montessori teaching certificate.
- Thomas Edison helped establish a Montessori school.
Notable Montessori Students
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
- Julia Child, chef and author.
- Princes William and Harry, British Royal Family.
- Anne Frank, child diarist from World War II.
- Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia.
- Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former First Lady and historic preservationist.
- Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of Google.
News and Events
10/01/18 This week from AMS: Montessori Kindergarten resources and information for helping parents understand the benefits of allowing their children to experience the full 3 years of the Montessori Early Childhood cycle. Full Story Here
Congratulations to John and Veronica Ricks, devoted grandparents to Lexi and Ronin. You are our 50/50 raffle winner of $1,105!!! Special thanks to Shrey for helping draw the winning raffle ticket on his last day at BHMS.
In case you missed this story in last week's NY Times, Montessori alumnus, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, and his wife, MacKenzie, pledged to donate two billion dollars to launch a network of Montessori preschools serving young children from low-income families and creating new support systems to help address homelessness in America. Full Story Here