Montessori fosters a child’s natural curiosity, instills a joy of learning, and provides one of the most effective and efficacious academic learning environments. The richness of Montessori education is that it offers so much more nurturing the child’s ability to:
The famous individuals most obviously influenced by Montessori are former Montessori students. Many of these individuals are known for their initiative, creativity, and self confidence. These include actors George Clooney, Cami Cotler, John and Joan Cusack, Dakota Fanning, Melissa and Sarah Gilbert, Helen Hunt, and Lea Salonga; artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser; authors Anne Frank and T. Berry Brazelton; management guru Peter Drucker; Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin; Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos; Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales; Sims designer Will Wright; former Washington Post owner and editor Katharine Graham; former First Lady and editor Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez; celebrity chef and author Julia Child; magician David Blaine; media mogul Sean Combs; country music artist Taylor Swift; musician Joshua Bell; and Princes William and Harry.
Montessori education is a well-thought-out choice for many parents who are looking for a school providing individualized instruction and the opportunity for their children to achieve their potential. Among Montessori parents are former U.S. President Bill Clinton; Secretary of State Hilary Clinton; Michigan state governor Jennifer Granholm; actors Patty Duke Austin, Yul Brynner, Cher, Michael Douglas, Shari Lewis, and Susan St. James; athlete David Robinson; authors John Bradshaw (psychologist and author), Gordon Ramsay (celebrity chef and author) and Tana Ramsay (cookbook author and Montessori teacher), and musicians Yo Yo Ma and Willie Nelson.