The Montessori Method encourages children to work independently and discover the world around them. Because of this foundation and the method’s popularity worldwide, it’s no surprise that there are countless students who have gone on from their Montessori beginnings to find international recognition. Let’s take a look at a few well-known Montessorians and their accomplishments.
The Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex both attended Montessori school in London. Now, Prince William’s son, George, is following in his father’s footsteps and attending a Montessori school as well!
Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, Stephen “Steph” Curry, attended a Montessori school founded and directed by his mother, Sonya Curry. Steph said, on numerous occasions in interviews, that he credits his Montessori upbringing with shaping him into the person he is today.
The two co-founders of Google met at Stanford University, but both attended Montessori schools in their younger years. The tech moguls refer to their Montessori upbringing as the reason for their success, since the curriculum allowed them to follow their own interests.
The award-winning actress attended Montessori school in Brooklyn, New York. Hathaway is most known for her roles in The Dark Knight Rises, Les Miserables, The Devil Wears Prada and, most recently, Oceans 8.