Visionaries, Artists and Leaders Educated by Montessori
We believe it is no mere coincidence that the founders of Google and Amazon were Montessori kids. The Montessori Method is designed to produce inventive, out-of-the-box thinkers and leaders by inspiring students to take an active role in their own learning.
In contrast, traditional schools follow a model, established in the 19th century, that was designed to prepare students to become uniform and competent factory workers–the primary need in the Industrial Age. The modern technological era demands a different skill set, one based on creativity and independent thinking, which the Montessori Method provides.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Nobel Prize for Literature winner attended Montessori de Aracataca for five years and credited his time there with making him fall in love with language. He said that Montessori Education gave him the desire him to “kiss literature” and “the taste instilled to him to go to the school, not only see literature, but to write it.”
Renowned World War II diarist. According to her friend Hanneli Goslar, Anne showed aptitude for reading and writing at an early age, a talent that was nurtured in her Montessori school. She frequently wrote at school, and was outspoken, energetic, and extroverted, telling all, from a young age, that one day she wanted to be a published author.
American violinist and the owner of a Stradivarius violin, he began taking violin lessons at the age of four after his mother discovered her son had taken rubber bands from around the house and stretched them across the handles of his dresser drawer to pluck out music he had heard her play on the piano.
Notable parents who chose Montessori Education for their children
- Muhammad Ali – Boxer/Humanitarian
- Prince Charles – Royal Family
- Bill and Hillary Clinton – US President & NY Senator
- Michael Douglas – Actor
- Khaliah Ali – Child/education advocate
- Maya Angelou, Poet Laureate
- Antonio Banderas, Actor
- Cher Bono, Singer /Actress
- Robert De Niro, Actor
- Priscilla Presley, (Daughter of Elvis Presley) Actress
- Diana Ross, Musician