Hand In Hand Alumni

One of the best parts of being engaged in a Christian Montessori community is the feeling of belonging to something special that endures your whole life long.  Being a Montessori Alumnus is truly unique.

“There are many ‘famous’ people that attended a Montessori school in some stage of their life. While one can argue, that there are many successful people who were not exposed to Montessori education, interesting is that many of those who attended Montessori school praise it as one of the important success factors” (Daily Montessori).

Notable People Educated at Montessori schools:

  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin – founders of Google
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis – former first lady (John F. Kennedy)
  • Prince William and Prince Harry
  • T. Berry Brazelton – pediatrician and author
  • Julia Child – author, chef, TV cooking shows
  • Elizabeth Berridge – actress
  • Kami Cotler – actress
  • Melissa Gilbert – actors
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Nobel Prize winner for Literature
  • Katherine Graham – ex-owner of the Washington Post
  • Anne Frank – author, diarist from World War II


World-wide, one is usually considered one a “Montessori alumni” if they attended an authentic program for three years or more. We have our own list of amazing attenders and alumni from Hand In Hand! Our Alumni are tracked if they graduated as a sixth grade senior or graduated from the HIgH/CREO program.  We follow these Alumni and proudly share their stories as they go off into the big world as successful humans who love, learn and lead.

Since 2005, Hand In Hand has had 117 8th grade alumni.

Since 2020, Hand In Hand has had 5 12th grade alumni.

Various colleges alumni have attended include: Arizona State University, Bethel University, Dartmouth, Liberty University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, St. Cloud State University, and the University of Minnesota.

100% of Alumni surveyed expressed

“we would recommend the HIH to others.”

The following videos are of such individuals who earned themselves “Alumni of the Year” awards by a) giving back to HIHCM in some tangible way; b) attended HIHCM for three years or more and c) demonstrate leadership in their life. Recipients include Daniel Kulenkamp, Macayla (Stone) Fryc, Cadrian (Axelson) Thompson, Elianna Jakubiec,  Brock Thompson, Wess Tacheny, Kari (Eckert) Wallin.

Macayla Stone (2015)

Cadrian Axelson (2016)

Elianna Jakubiec (2017)