The teaching style of Dr. Maria Montessori is meant to spark creativity, initiative, and self-confidence in children.  With that in mind, it is no wonder that there are so many notable former Montessori students.  Below is a list of just a few Montessori students you may have heard of.

  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of Google
  • Jeff Bezos, founder of
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former First Lady
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning novelist
  • Anne Frank, famous child diarist from World War II
  • Prince William and Prince Harry, sons of Charles, Prince of Wales
  • Melissa and Sarah Gilbert, actresses
  • Sean Combs, famous rapper
  • Julia Child, first TV chef
  • Helen Hunt, Academy Award winning actress
  • George Clooney, Academy Award winning actor
  • David Blaine, magician (also sent his children to a Montessori school)
  • Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill & Hillary Clinton
  • Dakota Fanning, Academy Award nominated actress

Larry Page and Sergey Brin credit their success to attending a Montessori Preschool that taught them to think outside the box. Check out the video below to see what they had to say.