Google pays homage to Dr. Maria Montessori on her birthday with a special image on the main Google search page. Everyone knows Google and it’s no secret that Larry Page and Sergey Brin are the founders of the very successful search engine company. In fact, the name Google is almost ubiquitous with web search. What you might not know is that Google founders credit their success to their early childhood education in Montessori. Watch the video included in this article from an interview they did with Barbara Walters for proof.
In addition to Google’s founders, here is an interesting collection of people throughout history who have gone to Montessori schools, sent their children to Montessori schools, or supported this method of education in one way or another. The short list includes: Alice Waters, Friedrich Hundertwasser, Julia Child, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Helen Keller, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Mahatma Gandhi, Sigmund Freud, Buckminster Fuller, Leo Tolstoy, Bertrand Russell, Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, John Holt, Ann Frank, the Dalai Lama, Jacqueline Kennedy, Prince William and Prince Harry of the English royal family, Cher Bono, Yul Brynner, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Yo Yo Ma. That is some impressive company to keep.