Famous Boarding School Alumni

Use the table below to browse notable alumni from boarding schools around the world.

Famous Boarding School Alumni:

School Name
Notable School Alumni (Sample)
New York Military Academy
  • Craig C. Harnett '70 - EVP & CFO National Hockey League
  • Matt Joyce '90 - NFL - Tackle, Detroit Lions
  • Robert Stiller '61 - CEO Green Mountain Coffee
  • Donald Trump '64 - Pres. & CEO Trump International
  • James E. Brown '84 - CEO Invisible Hand Network
  • Robert H. Benmosche '62 - CEO Met Life, Chairman AIG (2008-Present)
  • Stephen Sondheim '46 - Composer, Lyricist
  • Les Brown '32 (Deceased) - Musician, Composer, Arranger, Conductor of the Les Brown Band
  • MG Robert McClure '15 (Deceased) - Decorated commander in World War I, World War II, and Korea, Recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross
  • Farleigh Dickinson '37 (Deceased) - Philanthropist, Businessman, Political Leader
Saint Michaels University School
  • Steve Nash '92 - Two-time NBA MVP, founder and president of the Steve Nash Foundation for growing health in kids
  • Stewart Butterfield '91 - Co-founder of Flickr
  • Kenneth Oppel '85 - Award-winning author
  • Manoj Sood '81 - Star of CBC's hit show
Loomis Chaffee School
  • George Schultz '38 - Former Secretary of State
  • Ella T. Grasso '36 - Former Governor of Connecticut
  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger '45 - New York Times Chairman
  • Henry R. Kravis '63 - Financier; founding partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
  • James Widdoes '72 - Actor, writer, and producer
  • Gretchen Ulion '90 - 1998 Winter Olympic Games US women's ice hockey Olympic gold medalist
  • John D. Rockefeller III '25 - Successful businessman and philanthropist
  • Winthrop Rockefeller '31 - Former governor of Arkansas
  • Jason Wu '01 - Fashion designer (designed First Lady Michelle Obama's inaugural ball gown and other pieces for the first lady)
  • Frank Bruni ’82 - Journalist, The New York Times and the New York Times Magazine
Williston Northampton School
  • Steve Porter ’97 - PorterHouse Media produces ESPN video mashups
  • G.P. Gromacki ’89 - Led Amherst College women's basketball team to the NCAA Division III championship, named Coach of the Year by D3hoops.com.
  • William S. Clark - UMass/Amherst President
  • Winthrop Crane - 40th Governor of Massachusetts, U.S. Senator
  • Brad Hall ’75 - Actor, producer, writer. Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor
  • Patrick Rissmiller - Professional hockey player, NHL NY Rangers forward
  • George Crockett Strong, Class of 1851 - U.S. Civil War General
  • Robert Samuelson ’63 - Economic columnist and journalist, editor for Newsweek and the Washington Post, author
  • George Stanley Hall - Psychologist, father of American Psychology
  • Tony Lavelli ’45 - First overall NBA draft pick, accordionist for the Harlem Globetrotters
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