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).
Famous People Educated at Montessori schools:
- Larry Page and Sergey Brin – founders of Google
- Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon.com
- Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis – former first lady (John F. Kennedy)
- Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs – singer
- 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 and Sarah 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 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.
We have had 72 – 6th grade graduates;
59 – 8th grade graduates, since 2005.
The High Schools they have attended Academy of Kenya, Andover High School, Concordia Academy, Connections Academy, DaVinci Classical Academy, Embassy School of El Salvador, YEAH, Irondale, Minnehaha Academy , Mounds View High School, New Life Christian Academy, Nova Classical, Science and Agriculture Magnet School, Spring Lake Park High School, Trinity Lutheran High School, Totino Grace, Washburn High School, and Winona High School.
The colleges they have attended are Arizona State University, Bethel University, Community College, 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 (2014); Macayla Stone (2015); Cadrian Axelson (2016) and Elianna Jakubiec (2017).