OTHERS WITH A MONTESSORI SCHOOL CONNECTION

  • Alexander Graham Bell (dec.) - noted inventor, provided financial support directly to Dr. Montessori. Helped establish the first Montessori class in Canada and one of the first in the United States.
  • Bruno Bettelheim (dec.), noted psychologist/author, was married to a Montessori teacher.
  • Erik Erikson (dec.) - anthropologist/author, had a Montessori teaching certificate.
  • Jean Piaget (dec.) - noted Swiss psychologist, made his first observations of children in a Montessori school.
  • Alice Waters - restaurateur and writer, is a former Montessori teacher.
  • Thomas Edison (dec.) - noted scientist and inventor, helped to found a Montessori school.
  • Mister Rogers (dec.) - children's TV personality, strong supporter of the Montessori method.