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The Wall St Journal: The Montessori Mafia

April 2011

“Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia: Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, videogame pioneer Will Wright, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, not to mention Julia Child and rapper Sean “P.Diddy” Combs.”

“Is there something going on here? Is there something about the Montessori approach that nurtures creativity and inventiveness that we can all learn from?”

“Perhaps it’s just a coincidence that Montessori alumni lead two of the world’s most innovative companies.

Read the full article from The Wall Street Journal’s Ideas Market at

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