famous grads

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Lives of the Smart and Famous

 

Studies show that boarding school graduates are pretty accomplished. They reach leadership and top management positions by mid-career, and they play an active role in shaping their local communities. And our graduates go on to do a variety of work. No, they are not all bankers and lawyers. Chris Hughes, for instance, is a boarding school graduate. You may not know him by name but he's probably had a fairly significant influence on your life. How is that possible, you ask? Ever use Facebook? Heard of a guy named Obama? Well, Chris launched Facebook and organized the online component of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Not bad, huh?

There's also Malcolm Forbes, Jr. You've heard of Forbes Magazine, right? Then there's Joseph Campbell, probably the greatest teacher of mythology we've ever had and a graduate of the Canterbury School. Does the name MGM Studios ring a bell? Their founder, Samuel Goldwyn, is a boarding school graduate. Ted Turner graduated from The McCallie School, then launched CNN.

As if those names aren't enough, there's even a queen in the bunch! Queen Noor of Jordan attended Concord Academy in Massachusetts. And while we're on the subject of accomplished women, Academy Award winner Jodie Foster went to Choate-Rosemary Hall, and actress Uma Thurman graduated from Northfield Mt. Hermon.

Get the picture? Think up just about any profession and you'll find a successful boarding school graduate in the field. More proof that the lessons you learn at boarding school pay off in the short—and long—run.
 

Here are the names of a few other notable grads:

Bette Davis Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA
Brendan Fraser, Upper Canada College, Ontario, CAN
Cole Porter Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA
DeWitt Wallace Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
Edward Kennedy Milton Academy, Milton, MA
Glenn Close Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
Frank Shorter Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
George Steinbrenner Culver Academies, Culver, IN
George Herbert Walker Bush
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
George Walker Bush Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Gore Vidal Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
Howard Baker McCallie School, Chatanooga, TN
Humphrey Bogart Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Miss Porter's School, Farmington, CT
James Stewart Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
James VanDerBeek Cheshire Academy, Chesire, CT
Jamie Lee Curtis Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
Jane Fonda Emma Willard School, Troy, NY
Jodie Foster Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
John Dos Passos Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
John Irving Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
John Kerry St. Paul's School, Concord, NH
John McCain Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, La Lumiere School, IN
Jon Meacham McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
Joy Strong Westminster School, Simsbury, CT
Kara DioGuardi The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY
 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend The Putney School, Putney, VT
Laura Linney Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
Lisa Loeb The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
Mario Van Peebles St. Thomas More School, Oakdale, CT
Michael Douglas Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
Michael Ignatieff, Upper Canada College, Ontario, CAN
Minoru B. Makihara St. Paul's School, Concord, NH
Natalie Cole Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
Oliver Stone The Hill School, Pottstown, PA
Patricia Richardson The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
Queen Noor Concord Academy, Concord, MA
S. Presley Blake Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
Stephen Crane The Pennington School, Pennington, NJ
Stewart Mott Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
Stockard Channing The Madeira School, McLean, VA
Strobe Talbott St. Alban's School, Washington, DC
Ted Danson Kent School, Kent, CT
Ted Turner McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
Terrence Malick, St. Stephen's Episcopal School, TX
Uma Thurman Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
Will Ackerman Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA