Montessori Facts


  • 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.
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