Famous Montessori Graduates
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Larry Page and Sergey Brin- founders of the Internet search engine Google.com, have stated many times that their years as Montessori students were a major factor behind their success. They say that going to a Montessori school taught them to be self directed self starters that could think for themselves. They also state that a Montessori education gave them the freedom to pursue their own interests allowing them to "think outside the box".
William Wright - an American computer game designer who's greatest success to date is as the original designer for The Sims games series; the best-selling PC game in history.
Wright states that he enjoyed Montessori's emphasis on creativity, problem solving, and self-motivation. ."Montessori taught me the joy of discovery...It showed you can become interested in pretty complex theories, like Pythagorean theory, say, by playing with blocks. It’s all about learning on your terms.
Jeffrey P. Bezos - founder of Amazon.com Inc., the most dominant retailer on the Internet, attended a Montessori School. By his mother's account, the young Jeffrey got so engrossed in the details of activities at his Montessori school that teachers had to pick him up in his chair to move him to new tasks.
Alan Ricman- is a renowned English stage actor and theater director known for both his modern and classical productions. He is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and is known best for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, Eamon de Valera in Michael Collins, and Metatron in Dogma. As a child Rickman attended Derwentwater Primary School, in Acton, a school that followed the Montessori method of education.
One of People magazine's breakthrough stars of 2001, Anne Hathaway became a children's role model with the making of films such as The Princess Diaries and Ella Enchanted. She transitioned into more mature dramatic roles after The Princess Diaries 2, being nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 2010 for her role in Rachael Getting Married. Later that year she hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, and in 2011 co-hosted the 83 Academy Awar