Success For Life

Montessori Graduates: In a Class of Their Own

Montessori fosters the ability to pursue interests in depth, and have strong commitment to the environment and community.

Many well recognized and accomplished individuals benefited from a Montessori education, including:

  • Joshua Bell, American violinist
  • Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com
  • Sergey Brin and Larry Page, co-founders of Google
  • George Clooney, Academy Award-winning actor
  • Julia Child, first world-famous television chef
  • Anne Frank, renowned World War II diarist
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
  • Katherine Graham, owner/ editor of The Washington Post
  • Prince William and Prince Harry, sons of Charles, Prince of Wales
  • Helen Hunt, Academy Award-winning actress
  • Will Wright, designer of The Sims video games
  • Taylor Swift, Grammy Award-winning singer/ songwriter

Most Likely to Succeed

Most Likely to Succeed” is a feature-length documentary that has been inspiring conversation about a new model for education in the 21st century. The film, which debuted at Sundance film festival earlier this year, has been stirring excitement among parents, educators, business owners and policy makers with its examination of what drives individuals to succeed and innovate. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week. Watch the trailer »

Hershey Montessori Graduate Performs Riverdance

Before the opening of our Upper School program in 2015, our graduates pursued their education at renowned high schools and universities nationwide, including:

High Schools

  • Berkeley High School (CA)
  • Beaumont
  • Chicago Academy of the Arts
  • Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)
  • The Conserve School (WI)
  • Gilmour Academy
  • Hathaway Brown School for Girls
  • Hawken School
  • Laurel School for Girls
  • Mentor
  • The Miller School (VA)
  • Montessori High School at University Circle
  • Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)
  • St. Ignatius
  • University School for Boys
  • Western Reserve Academy


  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Duke University
  • Fordham University
  • John Carroll University
  • Miami University
  • Ohio University
  • Ohio State University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of Virginia
  • Yale