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Making the Case for Montessori Education.



Korn/Ferry Institute: What do P. Diddy, Sergey Brin, and Peter Drucker have in common?

When it comes to producing creative business leaders, a Montessori education has proven to be a potent predictor of future success.

Investors.com: Maria Montessori Stands At The Head Of The Class

Many famous Montessori grads attribute Montessori education to their ability to “think outside the box.”

Harvard Business Review: Montessori Build Innovators

The world is a really interesting place, and one that should be explored. Can there be any better foundation for an innovator in training?

Forbes: Is Montessori the Origin of Google and Amazon?

The approach is over 100 years old but the ideas are timeless. The world is finally catching up with Maria Montessori’s insights.

Wall Street Journal: The Montessori Mafia

Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia

Harvard Business Review: How Do Innovators Think?

The most innovative entrepreneurs were very lucky to have been raised in an atmosphere where inquisitiveness was encouraged… A number of them also went to Montessori schools, where they learned to follow their curiosity.

Science Journal: Evaluating Montessori Education

Montessori education provides better outcomes than traditional methods, according to study published in the journal Science.

Wired: Article on Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin

“You can’t understand Google unless you know that both Larry and Sergey were Montessori kids…This is baked into how Larry and Sergey approach problems. They’re always asking, why should it be like that? It’s the way their brains were programmed early on.” – Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!

Will Wright, Montessori Grad and Creator of SimCity & Spore

[Kids] can become interested in pretty complex theories, like Pythagorean theory, say, by playing with blocks. It’s all about learning on your terms, rather than having a teacher explain stuff to you. And when kids discover these things on their own, what they learn sticks with them so much more.

Watch Will Wright’s TED talk


Notable Montessori Alumni

Joshua Bell, violinist

Jeff Bezos, founder & CEO of Amazon.com

T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician

Sergey Brin & Larry Page, founders of Google

Julia Child, chef and author

George Clooney, actor

Peter Drucker, management guru

Anne Frank, WWII diarist

Katherine Graham, past owner and editor, Washington Post

Helen Hunt, actress

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former first lady and book editor

Devi Sridhar, youngest-ever American Rhodes scholar

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs

Helen Keller

HM Queen Noor of Jordan

Prince William and Prince Harry of Wales

Montessori Parents:

Bill and Hillary Clinton, Willie Nelson, Steve Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford and Yo Yo Ma

Montessori Advocates:

Erik Erikson, Sigmund Freud, Buckminster Fuller, Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Fred Rogers, Bertrand Russell, Leo Tolstoy and Alice Waters

Did you know?

Alexander Graham Bell founded two of the first Montessori schools in the U.S. and Canada.

Thomas Edison founded a Montessori school in the U.S.

Jean Piaget, noted psychologist, was head of the Swiss Montessori Society.

Woodrow Wilson created a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House for his daughter.

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