“An unconventional education was a second significant influence in Page’s life. Like his Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, Page attended Montessori schools until he entered high school. They both cite the educational method of Maria Montessori as the major influence in how they designed Google’s work systems.”
Because subjects are not taught in isolation, Montessori education fosters a systems perspective of the world. This ability to see connections between seemingly unrelated subjects allows for greater creative and innovative thinking. It also fosters empathy for others and the environment as you see yourself and your actions as part of the larger system that is our world.