montessori-ninosWhat do the founders of Google, Wikipedia, Amazon, and The Sims have in common?

In addition to being successful entrepreneurs  (Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, Jimmy Wales, and Will Wright) in the Internet and technology world, they were all educated at Montessori schools.

This education system was created by the scientist, physician, educator, psychiatrist, anthropologist, and philosopher Maria Montessori, more than 100 years ago, having a powerful impact on the radical renewal of pedagogic methods and creating a new school at the same time. The Montessori system gives the child respect, freedom with responsibility, faith, confidence, patience, and awakening of the spirit.

The influence of a Montessori education was a key factor in the creation of the three biggest and most celebrated .com businesses in the world. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, creators of Google, attribute their success largely to their Montessori educations, where, according to them, they learned to be autodidacts, think for themselves, with their own initiative, encouraging their creativity and giving them the freedom to follow their own interests. Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, recalls his Montessori education; and with his mother a Montessori teacher, he is a particular fan. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and Will Wright, designer of “The Sims” video game, were also Montessori students.

According to mariamontessori.com, the list of famous and successful Montessori graduates also includes Princes William and Harry, actress Dakota Fanning, editor Katherine Graham, writer Gabriel García Marquéz, actress Helen Hunt, first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, and chef Julia Child.

Montessori Lancaster Centro Educativo, affiliate of Association Montessori Internacionale (AMI), now has 13 years working with children in the city of Mérida. It has levels including Comunidad Infantil (nursery school), Casa de Niños (preschool), and Taller I and Taller II (primary), with excellent levels of English. Montessori is appropriate for all types of children, for it adapts to the individual needs of each one, and the students learn in an orderly manner and with respect. Their installations have green areas, early stimulation gymnasium, and air-conditioned classrooms.

Calle 15 #127 A x 26 y 28, Colonia México
montessorilancaster.edu.mx

 

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