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Famous Montessorians

Stephen Curry

I’m a huge NBA basketball fan and a huge Montessori fan.

So is Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors:
“Montessori gave me a lot of confidence at a young age,” says Curry. “I used to love it when I’d come to school because there was something new I was going to learn every single day.”

Says his mother, who founded the school:

“Montessori for my family has really been the staple of everything,” she says. “I love Montessori for the fundamental aspects that it affords children … independence, the intrinsic love for learning, responsibility, respect for yourself, for other people.” 

Stephen Curry credits Montessori with instilling in him the skills to learn at his own pace as well as to harness his strengths, work on his weaknesses, and develop a sense that he could achieve anything.