- 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.