About Montessori

The real preparation for education is the study of one’s self. The training of the teacher… is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character; it is preparation of the spirit.

—Maria Montessori




   Famous Montessori Students and Supporters:

      Maya Angelou crop    Maya Angelou     Writer & world-renowned humanitarian

      Dee Joy Coulter    Dee Joy Coulter, EdD    Neuroscience educator

      Daniel Pink crop    Daniel Pink    Author of Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

     Alice Waters crop    Alice Waters    Chef, author, & proprietor of Chez Panisse

     Will Wright crop    Will Wright    Creator of computer simulation games—SimCity, The Sims, & Spore

    /files/Famous Montessori People/Joshua Bell.jpg   Joshua Bell, Musician

    /files/Famous Montessori People/Jeff Bezos.jpg   Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com

    /files/Famous Montessori People/David Blaine.jpg    David Blaine, Magician

    /files/Famous Montessori People/T. Berry Brazelton.jpg     T. Berry Brazelton, Author
 
         Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google Founders
 
     /files/Famous Montessori People/Julia Child.jpg    Julia Child, Celebrity Chef and Author

     /files/Famous Montessori People/Anne Frank.jpg     Anne Frank, Author

    /files/Famous Montessori People/Katharine Graham.jpg      Katharine Graham, Former Washington Post Owner and Editor

    /files/Famous Montessori People/Gabriel Garcia Marquez.jpg     Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize Winner

    /files/Famous Montessori People/Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.jpg     Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Former First Lady and Editor

    /files/Famous Montessori People/Princes William and Harry.jpg      Prince William and Prince Harry
   
        Yo Yo Ma, cellist

         Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia


    Read about why the Wall Street journal says “the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite”.

    More than 4,000 Montessori schools dot the American landscape, offering a unique educational model to families nationwide. Thousands more bring the Montessori method to every corner of the world, a method that is over 100 years old.

    Montessori schools can be found in rural, urban, and suburban settings; in working-class towns, affluent communities, and even remote villages. Some schools offer all levels of learning, from infant/toddler through the secondary (high school) level. Others offer only certain levels.

    In the United States, most Montessori schools are privately owned. A growing number, however, are part of public school systems, making it possible for families of any means to give their child a Montessori education.