Alumni

Alumni stories.

Jessica at her college, Trinity Hall, in Cambridge on Matriculation Day

Bondi to Cambridge 

Jessica Trevelyan Montessori East graduate of 2012 wins scholarship to Cambridge. Read her story

Maya Hendler, graduate 2005, at Udon Thani Home for Girls, Thailand

Alumni reconnecting through Journey of Service

Maya Hendler Montessori East graduate of 2005 recounts her experience with the graduates of 2018 Journey of Service. Read her story. 

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Famous Montessori alumni.

Initiative, creativity and self-confidence come to mind when you consider Montessorians from around the world. Here are just a few.

Larry Page.

Founder
Google

Larry Page

"We both (Sergey Brin and Larry Page) went to Montessori school and I think it was part of that training of being self-motivated, questioning what’s going on in the world, doing things a little bit differently."

Jeff Bezos.

Founder
Amazon

JeffBezos

"I’ve always felt that there’s a certain kind of important pioneering that goes on from an inventor like Thomas Edison and that discovery mentality is precisely the environment that Montessori seeks to create." 

Will Wright.

Game Designer
Apple Arcade

Will Wright

"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, rather than a teacher explaining stuff to you. SimCity comes right out of Montessori." 

 

Other alumni include:

  • Actors George Clooney, Dakota Fanning and Helen Hunt;
  • Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift
  • Artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser
  • Authors Anne Frank and T. Berry Brazelton
  • Former First Lady and editor Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Princes William, Harry and George.

 

ME Alumni Testimonials.

Vanessa

Vanessa (Fink) Salamon.

Montessori East graduate 1986

Mother and business owner

"I can still picture the classroom. I was so obsessed with the maths materials. Thanks to my pre-school years at Montessori, maths became my best subject at high school."

Akushla

Akushla Levett. 

Montessori East graduate 1989

Midwife

“Montessori definitely made me part of who I am. I think about the world and how I can make a difference. I also chose a career where I am of service to the community and, in my case, I serve women”.

Olivia

Olivia Abbott.

Montessori East graduate 2010

Singer and songwriter

“The voice that Montessori encouraged me to have remains strong today. I’m not afraid to have a healthy debate about things I’m really passionate about, while still being able to listen respectfully and be open minded to different opinions”.

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