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)
Asheville School
  • Sam Johnson - The founder of S.C. Johnson Wax. The Johnson family of companies also owns Saran, Ziploc, Raid, OFF, Glade, Pledge, Drano, Shout and Windex, among others.
  • Reg Garner - The creator of Texas Pete Hot Sauce.
  • Richard Kimberly - Kimberly-Clarke
  • Harvey, Roger and Russell Firestone - Firestone Tires
Avon Old Farms School
  • Pete Seeger '36 - Award-winning musician/songwriter, environmentalist
  • David Bigelow '44 - Co-Chairman and Co-CEO R.C. Bigelow Tea Company
  • Richard Yates '44 - Novelist (Revolutionary Road), short story writer
  • Stephen Lash '58 - Chairman of Christie's, North and South America
  • Michael Nouri '64 - Broadway, film, television actor
  • John Garvey '78 - Garvey Spacecraft; former NASA rocket scientist
  • Brian Conroy '82 - Head of Global Equity Trading, Fidelity Investments
  • Brian Leetch '86 - World Cup, Olympics, and NHL; NY Rangers; Hall of Fame
  • Kristian Bush ’88 - Musician -award winning country music duo- Sugarland
  • Kevin McKernan ’91 - Scientist, Agencourt;Whitehead Institute-Genome Research;
Bishop's College School
  • Hartland de Montarville Molson - was an Anglo-Quebecer statesman, Canadian Senator and a member of the prominent Molson family of brewers.
  • Jake Ebert - was a film producer, executive and financier. He was known for risk-taking and producing a consistently high caliber of movies including such award-winning titles as Chariots of Fire (1981, uncredited), Gandhi (1982), and Dances with Wolves (1990).
  • Philip Michael Ondaatje - is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet. He won the Booker Prize for his novel The English Patient, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.
  • Reginald Aubrey Fessenden - a naturalized American citizen born in Quebec, Canada, was an inventor who performed pioneering experiments in radio, including early—and possibly the first—radio transmissions of voice and music.
  • Raymond C. Setlakwe - is a Canadian entrepreneur, lawyer, and former senator.
  • Norman Eric Webster - is a Canadian journalist: a former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail and The Gazette.
  • Tom Nütten - is a former American football guard who played eight seasons in the National Football League with the St. Louis Rams.
  • David Anthony Stuart Atkinson - was a Canadian baritone and New York Broadway actor/singer.
  • General Andrew George Latta McNaughton - was a Canadian scientist, army officer, cabinet minister, and diplomat.
  • Paul Almon - is a Canadian former television and motion picture screenwriter, director and producer, and since 1990 has been a novelist.
Canadian International Hockey Academy
  • Nick Marois - OHL - Owen Sound Attack
  • Maxime Chevalier - QMJHL - Quebec Remparts
  • Blake Penner - WHL, Medicine Hat Tigers
  • Klara Chmelova - Czech Republic Women's National Hockey Team
  • Audrey Juneau - NCAA - Division III - Elmira College Soaring Eagles
  • Janessa Haasbeek - NCAA - Division III – Utica College Pioneers
  • Justin Haasbeek - CCHL Draft - 1st overall by the Kemptville 73’s
  • Hugo Petit - CCHL - Cornwall Colts
  • Nick Ford - NAHL - Lone Star Brahmas
  • Alex Savard-Belanger - CCHL - Ottawa Jr. Sens
Canterbury School
  • Jack Arute '68 - ESPN sports announcer
  • William Randolph Hearst III '67 - venture capitalist and trustee of Hearst Trust
  • Sargent Shriver '34 - diplomat, Peace Corps organizer, Vice-presidential candidate
  • John Hemingway '79 - author (grandson of Ernest)
  • Cofer Black '68 - former Assistant Secretary of State for counter-terrorism
  • James B. Lee '71 - vice-chairman J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Peter Kiernan '71 - partner Goldman Sachs, author
  • Tom Gerety '64 - educator, NYU professor, former president Trinity College and Amherst College
  • Mike Dunham '91 - NHL goaltender
  • Dominick Dunne '44 - writer, producer, TV personality
Chaminade College Preparatory School
  • Bradley Beal - guard for the NBA Washington Wizards
  • Ben Bishop - goalie for the NHL Ottowa Senators
  • Brad Davis - midfielder for the MSL Houston Dynamo
  • John Doerr - prominent venture capitalist businessman
  • Eugenio Garza Laguera - prominent Mexican businessmann
  • David Lee - forward for the NBA Golden State Warriors
  • Ryan Dunn - physicist on the Hadron Collider
  • Paul Statsny - center for the NHL St. Louis Blues
  • Yan Stastny - former center for the NHL St. Louis Blues
  • Joe Willis - goalie for the MLD D.C. United
Chatham Hall
  • Georgia O'Keefe - Renowned Artist
  • Claudia Emerson - Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet
  • Ann Taylor - Newscaster for National Public Radio and Journalist
  • Dr. Hallam Hurt, MD - Noted Physician & Medical Researcher
  • Maggie Taylor - Photographer
  • Gwen Wright - Award-winning Architectural Historian, Author, and co-host of the PBS television series "History Detectives"
Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Adlai Stevenson ’18 - former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  • John F. Kennedy ’35 - 35th President of the United States
  • Edward Albee ’46 - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
  • Robert D. McCallum Jr. ’64 - former U.S. Ambassador to Australia
  • Glenn Close ’65 - Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning film and stage actress
  • Victoria J. Nuland ’79 - current U.S. State Department spokesperson, former U.S. Representative to NATO
  • Paul Giamatti ’85 - Emmy Award-winning broadway and film actor
  • Angela Ruggiero ’98 - fourtime Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Champion
  • Chris Denorfia ’98 - center fielder for the San Diego Padres
  • Josephine Pucci ’09, Hilary Knight ’07 and Julie Chu ’01 - members of the 2012 U.S. Women's National Ice Hockey Team
Colorado Rocky Mountain School
  • Oliver Platt '78 - attended CRMS for three years. After graduating, he majored in drama at Tufts University where he made his professional debut on stage. His credits include: “Flatliners” (1990) as Randal Steckle; “Indecent Proposal” (1993) with Robert Redford/
  • Conrad Anker ’82 - is a leading figure in climbing. He is a professional mountaineer who has made breakthrough first ascents throughout the world, from the Himalayans to Antarctica, and Patagonia. He co-authored the book “Lost Explorer.”
  • Susan Meiselas ’66 - is an internationally acclaimed photojournalist. She has been published in Time, the New York Times, Life, and Paris Match. She earned a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. in visual education from Harvard University.
Concord Academy
  • Tom First '85 - co-founder, Nantucket Nectars
  • Peter Fisher '74 - former US Undersecretary of the Treasury
  • Tom Forman '91 - executive producer
  • Julia Glass '74 - novelist
  • Sebastian Junger '80 - novelist
  • David Lewis '76 - investigative journalist, CNN
  • Her Majesty Queen Noor '69 - Queen of Jordan
  • Hilary Price '87 - syndicated cartoonist
  • Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg '75 - lawyer, writer, philanthropist
  • Drew Gilpin Faust - President of Harvard University
Cotter Schools
  • Mike O'Callaghan - Governor, State of Nevada, 1971-1979
  • Bob Kierlin - Founder and Chairman of Fastenal Company
  • Tim Olstad - X-Factor finalist
Deerfield Academy
  • King Abdullah - King of Jordan
  • John McPhee - Author
  • Buddy Teevens - Collegiate football coach
  • Matthew Fox - Actor
Delphian School
  • Sky Dayton - Founder of EarthLink and founder and chairman of Boingo Wireless, and a technology investor/entrepreneur.
  • Thad Corea - Drummer (Wild Colonials; Blue Man Group); Jaguar Recording Studio
  • Arwen Dayton - Author
  • Natasha Gray - Artist/sculptor
  • Vivian Gray - Actress (Dread)
  • Sylvan Lionni - Artist
  • Melissa McPhail - Author
  • David O'Donnell - Actor/producer/writer: Air Force One; NCIS; Days of Our Lives
  • Eduardo Olmos - Mayor of Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Doug Rappoport - Lead guitarist (Edgar Winter)
Emma Willard School
  • Jane Fonda - Actress, Activist
  • Kirsten Gillibrand '84 - Senator, NY State
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Women's Rights Activist
  • Mary Arthur - Sister of President Chester Arthur, served as First Lady during his term
  • Nancy Scott - Philanthropist
  • Helen Snell Cheel - Philanthropist
  • Erin Crotty - First female Commissioner of Environmental Conservation for New York State
  • Ruth Scovill - Digital production technology, feature film industry, Oscar winner
  • Jennifer von Mayrhauser Cottrell - Emmy-nominated costume designer who has received an Obie for Sustained Excellence
  • Sara Lubin Schupf - Philanthropist, former spokesperson for the Sara Lee Baking Company
Episcopal High School
  • Senator John McCain '54 - Senator of Arizona, 2008 Presidential Candidate
  • Julian Robertson '51 - Financier, former CEO of Tiger Management
  • Todd Gray '82 - Chef and Owner of DC's Equinox Restaurant
  • T. Berry Brazelton '36 - Renowned Pediatrican and Author
  • Paul de Podesta '91 - Former GM, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Gaston Caperton '59 - President of The College Board, former Governor of West Virginia
  • Lee D. Ainslie '82 - Managing Partner, Maverick Capital
Fork Union Military Academy
  • Sonny Randle, '54 - Sportscaster, former NFL wide receiver
  • Plaxico Burress, '96 - NFL football player, wide receiver for New York Giants
  • Gen. John T. Chain, Jr., '52 - Former Commander In Chief of the Strategic Air Command
  • Robert S. Bloxom, '55 - Virginia's Secretary of Agriculture
  • Charles Edwin Estes, '43 - CEO of Great Coastal, a nationwide trucking company
  • John Bassett Vaughan, '48 - Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company
  • Edward Telling, '38 - Former Chairman & CEO of Sears
  • Kevin Plank, '91 - President & Founder of Under Armour
  • Billy Campbell, '76 - Actor
  • Lloyd Dobyns, '53 - Fomer NBC News Reporter/Correspondent
Forman School
  • J. Seward Johnson '49 - Internationally known sculptor
  • David Walters '69 - Co-founder of Aldus Pagemaker
  • Eli Gesner '88 - Designer, Co-founder of Zoo York, Phat Farm, Baby Phat
  • David Rublin '06 - Bass player, American Authors
  • Annette Jenner-Matthews '87 - Ph.D. Harvard University, neuroscientist and researcher, professor at Syracuse University
Fryeburg Academy
  • David Rohde - New York Times investigative journalist
  • Rufus Porter - painter and founder of Scientific American
  • Spaulding Gray - actor and playwright
  • Marcus Nash - U.S. olympic nordic ski racer
  • James Farrington - US representative from New Hampshire (1828-1831)
Garrison Forest School
  • Elizabeth Littlefield '78 - President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
  • Lara Schwartz - Vice President of External Affairs for The American Association of People with Disabilities
  • Helen Whitney '61 - Oscar nominated producer, director, and documentary writer
  • Nicole Hansen '12 - Nationally ranked climber
  • Tiffany Zapulla '85 - Set Director for HBO's Game Change
  • Learic Cramer '96 - Northrup Grumman engineer and race car driver
  • Julie Bowen '87 - Emmy Award-winning actress
  • Beth Botsford '99 - Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Adele Smith Simmons '59 - President of the Global Philanthropy Partnership, senior advisor to the World Economic Forum, first female dean at Princeton
Georgetown Preparatory School
  • Brian Cashman '85 - General Manager - New York Yankees
  • Christopher Dodd '62 - United States Senator
  • A.J. Wood '91 - U.S. National Soccer Player
  • Mo Rocca '87 - Comedian
  • William Bidwill '49 - Owner - Arizona Cardinals (NFL)
  • Roy Hibbert '04 - Indiana Pacers Basketball
Gould Academy
  • Sasha Rearick - U.S. Ski Team Men's Head Alpine Coach
  • Eric Bach - Member of Modern Gypsies: Compassionate Adventurerers
  • Brian Blake - Former CEO of Gucci, Prada, and Burberry
  • Arn Chorn-Pond - Cambodian refugee, founder of Cambodian Living Arts, and subject of the Emmy-nominated documentary The Flute Player.
Grier School
  • Camila Sodi - Mexican TV star and pop singer - attended Grier as a 9th grader.
  • Marcy Rylan - Soap Opera actress
  • Veronica Velasco - Mexican Green Party Official
  • Barbara Hull Richardson - New Hampshire House Representative
Hawai'i Preparatory Academy
  • Max Unger '04 - NFL player for the Seattle Seahawks-Super Bowl Champion 2014-Max attended HPA as a boarder for 4 years. He didn't begin playing football until attending HPA in ninth grade.
Hill School
  • James Baker III '48 - Former Secretary of State
  • Norman Pearlstine '60 - Editor-in-chief of Time, Inc
  • Tobias Wolff '64 - Stanford University professor and critically acclaimed author of Old School
  • Oliver Stone '64 - Academy Award-winning producer/director
  • Peter S. Rummell '63 - Chairman and CEO of the Florida real estate and development firm the St. Joe Co.
  • Clark Hoyt '60 - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington editor of Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services
  • Lamar Hunt '51 - Businessman, owner and founder of the Kansas City Chiefs and a creator of the American Football League
  • Tom Wolf '67 - Governor-elect of Pennsylvania (2014)
Hillcrest Academy
  • G.T. Gunhus - 4 Star General and head of Military Chaplains during 9/11
Hyde School - Bath, ME
  • Wes Matheny '02 - Nationally Ranked Triathlete - Head Golf Professional, Golden Bear Golf Club, Hilton Head, SC
  • Alicia McFarren '98 - Cornell Alum, NY Medical College, Pediatric Resident at Children National Medical Center
  • Jessica Most '97 - University of Miami, Miami Law, Trial Lawyer, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • William Umbach '99 - Duke University. USC Law,Corporate Lawyer, Columbia, SC
Kents Hill School
  • Leon Leonwood Bean - Founder of L.L. Bean, Freeport, Maine
  • Alden J. Blethen - Publisher of The Seattle Daily Times
Lake Forest Academy
  • Jean Harlow - Actress
  • Bix Biederbecke - Jazz cornet player
  • Bradley Russell Weinberger, - Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice
  • Bill Ayers - Political activist and professor at the University of Chicago
  • David Bradley - Film director
  • Bill Schulz - Panelist, writer, and producer on Fox News Channel's late night show, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld
  • Judy Baar Topinka - Former Illinois State Treasurer
  • Frances Perkins - First female Secretary of Labor
Lawrence Academy
  • Tim Armstrong - AOL Chairman and CEO
  • Dana Messina - CEO and owner of Steinway Piano
  • Audrey McNiff - Managing Director at Goldman Sachs
  • Page McConnell - Keyboard player for Phish
  • Steve Heinze - '88 Olympian in men's hockey and former NHL player for Boston Bruins and LA Kings
  • Laurie Baker - Three time Olympian in women's hockey
  • Antoine Wright - NBA player for Dallas Mavericks
  • Tyler Beede - Pitcher, San Francisco Giants
Maharishi School
  • Wells Butler - creator of celebrity-favorite clothing line
  • Jonathan Jarvis - app designer for Google’s Creative Lab, creator of
  • Jennie Rothenberg Gritz - senior editor and multimedia editor of TheAtlantic.com
  • Heather Chase - author; founder of Models with Conscience, an international group promoting cruelty-free, eco-conscious causes
  • Ari Berman - author of Herding Donkeys and political correspondent for The Nation magazine
  • Zachary Sluser - director/filmmaker of short films and music videos featured worldwide
  • Jonathan Sherr - actor; star of
  • Heather Hartnett - Communications Director, David Lynch Foundation
  • Geoff Boothby - award-winning director/filmmaker (Wormtooth Nation 2008)
  • Cullen Thomas - award-winning film editor and lighting designer (Wormtooth Nation, 2008)
Maine Central Institute
  • Peter Cianchette - Former United States Ambassador to Costa Rica and Businessman
  • Caron Butler - NBA basketball player
  • Sam Cassell - NBA basketball player
  • Paul Rieckhoff - Founder of IAVA(Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans Association)
  • Khano Smith - Professional Soccer
McCallie School
  • Ted Turner '56 - CNN Founder
  • Howard Baker '43 - Former Senate Majority Leader, White House Chief of Staff, and Ambassador to Japan
  • Jon Meacham '87 - Editor of Newsweek and best-selling author
  • Bill Brock '49 - Former Senator and Secretary of Labor
  • James Killian '21 - Former President of MIT
  • Ralph McGill '17 - Pulitzer Prize winning editor of the Atlanta Constitution
  • Zach Wamp '76 - Current member of the House of Representatives
  • Carroll Campbell '58 - Former Governor of South Carolina
  • John M. Belk '39 - President of Belk Department Stores Inc.
  • Olin Mills II '48 - Chairman of the Board, Olan Mills Inc.
Millbrook School
  • William F. Buckley - author
  • Thomas Lovejoy - environmentalist
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. - environmental lawyer and activist
  • Serena Altschul - CBS News correspondent
  • Whit Stillman - film director
  • Rufus Wainwright - musician
  • Alistair Horne - author
  • James L. Buckley - former U.S. Senator and federal judge
  • Robert W. Johnson IV - philanthropist and owner of NY Jets
  • Gilbert P. Schafer III - architect
Missouri Military Academy
  • Mr. Dale Dye, 1962 - Author, Actor and Military advisor to many Hollywood movies
  • Judge William Berry, 1930 - Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court
  • Dr. Lloyd Worner, 1936 - Former President of Colorado College
  • LT. General Jack Fuson, 1939 - Deputy Chief of Staff, US Army
  • Mr. Cody Fowler, 1908 - Former President of the American Bar Association
  • General Clifton Cates, 1910 - 19th Commandant of the US Marine Corps
  • Mr. Joaquin Dabdoub, 1981 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan
  • Bridgadier General Carl Tegtmeier, 1962 - Former Deputy Commanding General, 102nd Army Reserve Command
  • Howard Hughes I - Father of businessman Howard Hughes, founder of family corporation
New Hampton School
  • Sean Bratches - Executive Vice president, Sales and Marketing for ESPN
  • Robert D. Kennedy - Former CEO, Union Carbide
  • Molly Schiot - Artist and filmmaker
  • Walter R. Peterson, Jr. - Governor of New Hampshire, 1969-1973
  • Frank McClelland - Chef and Proprietor, L'Espalier (Boston)
  • Pete Seibert - Founder, Vail Resort
  • Ray Shero - General Manager, Pittsburg Penguins
  • Wes Miller - Head Men's Basketball Coach, UNC Greensboro
  • Roberto Hernandez - Former Major League Baseball Player
  • Chris Wallace - General Manager/VP Basketball Operations, Memphis Grizzlies
New Mexico Military Institute
  • Conrad Hilton - Founder Hilton Hotels
  • Roger Staubach - US Naval Academy Graduate, NFL Football Hall of Fame, Heisman Trophy Winner
  • Victor Lowndes - Co-founder Playboy Enterprises
  • Anthony Principi - former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, US Naval Academy Graduate
  • Honorable Frank White - former governor of Arkansas
  • Bill Daniels - Daniels Foundation, father of cable TV in America
  • Austin Cushman - former CEO Sears
  • Owen Wilson - Writer/Producer/Actor, Academy Award Nominee
  • Norm Brinker - former CEO Pillsbury, CEO/Owner Chili's
  • LTG Gordon Sumner, USA Ret - Presidential Advisor, US Army General Officer
North Broward Preparatory School
  • Ariana Grande - Actress, singer, songwriter
North Country School
  • Andrea Gruber - American dramatic soprano
  • Adam Guettel - American composer-lyricist
  • Yasmin Aga Khan - philanthropist
  • David Loud - American musician and conductor
  • Richard Rockefeller - physician, philanthropist
  • Eileen Rockefeller Growald - author, philanthropist
  • Matt Salinger - American actor
  • Robel Teklemarian - Olympian
  • David Sloan Wilson - American evolutionary biologist
Northfield Mount Hermon
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti '37 - Beat-generation poet; co-owner of City Lights Bookstore and publishing house
  • Laura Linney ’82 - Academy Award-nominated actress; films include The Savages, The Nanny Diaries, Kinsey, You Can Count on Me
  • Uma Thurman ’88 - Academy Award-nominated actress; films include The Producers, Pulp Fiction, Dangerous Liaisons
  • S. Prestley Blake ’34 - Cofounder, Friendly Ice Cream
  • Amy Domini ’68 - Founder and CEO of Domini Social Investments; creator of the Domini 400 Social Index; author of Socially Responsible Investing and The Challenges of Wealth
  • William Rhodes ’53 - President, chairman, and CEO of Citibank, NA; senior vice chairman of Citigroup
  • Arn Chorn-Pond ’86 - Founder of Children of War, Peacemakers, and Cambodia Master performers Program; winner of Reebok Human Rights Award
  • Kimmie Weeks ’01 - Liberian child rights activist, UN advisor, director of Youth Action International/Peace for Kids
  • Dallas Baker ’02 - Wide receiver for University of Florida Gators (winner 2006–07 college football national championship)
  • Frank Shorter ’65 - Founding chairman of US Anti-Doping Agency; TV sports commentator; earned gold medal in 1972 Olympic marathon and silver in 1976
Northwood School
  • Tony Granato '83 - 1988 Olympics, Ice Hockey
  • Jim Campbell '91 - 1994 Olympics, Ice Hockey
  • Mike Richter '85 - 1988, 1998, 2002 Olympics, Ice Hockey
  • Chris Therien '90 - 1994 Olympics, Ice Hockey
  • Andrea Kilbourne '98 - 2002 Olympics, Women's Ice Hockey
  • Thomas Vonn '94 - 2002 Olympics, Alpine Skiing
  • Adam McLeish '97 - 2010 Olympics, Snowboarding
  • Andrew Weibrecht '08 - 2010 Olympics, Alpine Skiing
  • Craig Randall '61 - Mayor Lake Placid, NY
  • Brad Olch '69 - Former Mayor, Park City, Utah
Ojai Valley School
  • Barbara B. Smith (L35) - Ethnomusicologist, Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Hawaii
  • Robert Erburu (L46) - Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Times Mirror
  • Michael Mondavi (L58) - Founder, Folio Wine Partners
  • Jeffrey Hyland (L63) - President, Hilton & Hyland, architectural historian and author
  • John Slavik (L66, U69) - Owner, Pinnacle Holdings, Inc.
  • Keith Carradine (U67) - Actor, composer, musician
  • David Lazarus (L74, U78) - American business and consumer columnist for the Los Angeles Times
  • Bruce Sommers (L79) - President of Sincbox Media
  • Mari Holden (L84, U88) - 2000 Olympic silver medalist, cycling
  • Tiana Coudray (L02,U06) - 2012 London Olympics, 2010 winner, USEA Gold Cup Series CIC3* division, Galway Downs International Horse Trials
Peddie School
  • Walter Annenberg, Class of 1927 - Former ambassador to the United Kingdom, founder of TV Guide and Seventeen Magazine, philanthropist
  • John J. McCloy, Class of 1912 - Assistant Secretary of War during WWII, president of the World Bank, High Commissioner of Germany 1949-52
  • George Lloyd Murphy, Class of 1921 - Academy Award-winning actor, noted tap dancer, U.S. Senator from California 1964-71.
  • Howard W. Koch, Class of 1934 - Film producer and director whose movies include
  • Larry Kelley, Class of 1933 - Winner of the 1937 Heisman Trophy, the first recipient of the trophy that bears the Heisman name.
  • H. Richard Hornberger, Class of 1941 - Published the novel M*A*S*H in 1968 under the pen name, Richard Hooker. The novel would later inspire the film and TV series of the same name.
  • Finn M.W. Caspersen, Class of 1959 - Financier, philanthropist, CEP of Beneficial Corporation and Knickerbocker Management.
  • Nelson Diebel, Class of 1990 - Two-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming.
  • B.J. Bedford, Class of 1990 - Olympic gold medalist in swimming.
  • Chris Tomson, Class of 2002 - Drummer for Vampire Weekend.
Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Mark Zucherberg - Founder and CEO, Facebook
  • Dan Brown - Bestselling Author, The Da Vinci Code
  • Pauline Chiou - Award-winning Anchor and Correspondent, CNN Hong Kong
  • Win Butler - Lead Vocalist and Songwriter of Grammy Award-winning band Arcade Fire
  • John Knowles - Author, A Separate Peace
  • John Irving - Bestselling Author and Academy Award-winning Screenwriter, The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules
  • Suzy Welch - Bestselling Author, Television Commentator and Noted Business Journalist
  • Pierre S. Du Pont - President, Du Pont; Chair and President, General Motors Corporation
  • Robert Todd Lincoln - Son of President Abraham Lincoln, US Secretary of War
  • Daniel Webster - US Senator from Massachusetts
Portsmouth Abbey School
  • Christopher Buckley - Political sairist and author; former managing edior of Esquire Magazine; has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time, The Atlantic Montly, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker.
  • John E. Pepper - Former Director of The Walt Disney Company and former CEO and chairman of the executive committee of the Board of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company.
  • Robert F. Kennedy - U.S. Senator from New York; U.S. Attorney General.
  • Edward M. Kennedy - U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.
  • Peter M. Flanigan - Assistant to President Richard Nixon.
  • Benedict Fitzgerald - American screenwriter - In Cold Blood, Wise Blood; co-wrote Aramaic, Hebrew, and Latin screenplay for The Passion of the Christ.
  • Charlie Day - Writer, actor and executive producer of the television comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia; appeared in the movies Horrible Bosses, Going the Distance, and Pacific Rim; appeared in the tv shows Third Watch, Law&Order, Reno911!, and hosted SNL.
  • William Ruckelshaus - first Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; former FBI director and U.S. Deputy Attorney General.
  • E.J. Dionne - Journalist, political commentator, and op-ed columnist for The Washington Post; Portsmouth's first Rhodes Scholar; University Professor at Georgetown University.
  • Naseemah Mohamed - A 2013 Rhodes Scholar and a 2012 graduate of Harvard University; former president of the Harvard African Student Association and secretary for the Youth Alliance Leadership and Development in Africa group; founded the Ziolonge Arts-Literacy Project.
Saint James School
  • James Holloway - Former Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Alfred T. Mahan - 19th century naval strategist, author of The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783
Saint John's Preparatory School
  • Senator Eugene McCarthy - 1932 -
  • Senator David Durenberger - 1951 -
  • Sossina Haile, Ph.D. '83 - Ms. Haile was named by Newsweek among twelve prominent individuals to watch in 2008 for her work on developing a new type of fuel cells, which produce energy through chemical reactions; their chief emission is pure water.
  • Jennifer Waldron, Ph.D. ’92 - Ms. Waldron is an Assistant Professor and conducting research at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Rapids’ School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services.
  • Anton Bacardi ’70 -
  • Emilio Bacardi ’68 -
  • Abbot John B. Klassen, OSB '67 - Abbot of Saint John's Monastery, Collegeville, MN
  • Julius C. Smith ’48 - Lawyer and founder of the Minnesota Renaissance Fair
  • Judge R. A. (Jim) Randall ‘58 -
Salem Academy
  • Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell - A'19, founded WETA, Washington, D.C's first public television station
  • Tillie Kidd Fowler - A'60, served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, retiring in 2000 as the highest -ranking woman in the House.
  • Marshall Chapman - A'68, is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Joe Cocker, and Jimmy Buffett
  • Kathyrn Harrold - A'68, is a television actress who played Dr. Karen Wilder on Chicago Hope and has guest starred recently on CSI: New York and Desperate Housewives
  • Rolanda Watts - A'77, hosted the syndicated television talk shows Rolanda and Lie Detector, and has appreared on The West Wing, 7th Heaven and The Bold and the Beautiful.
San Marcos Academy
  • Lee Hage Jamail - Philanthropist, educator
  • James Wittliff - chemistry
  • Paul Pena - USMA, Captain-US Army, KIA, Afghanistan
Santa Catalina School
  • Dr. Cynara Coomer - A surgeon who anchors a health segment on Fox News
  • Monica C. Lozano - Publisher and CEO of the Spanish language La Opinión newspaper in Los Angeles
  • Kate Mitchell - CEO and co-founder of Scale Venture Partners and chairman of the National Venture Capital Association
  • Maria Imelda Marcos - Filipino congresswoman
  • Wendy Clark Duffy - Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Sixth District
  • Pamela Butler - Superior Court judge, Monterey County
  • Catie Ryan - Sustainable Infrastructure Research; Analyst, Terrapin Bright Green
  • Teresa Barger - CEO, Cartica Capital
  • Terry Durkin Wilkinson - Council Member, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Abigail Folger - Civil rights activist, coffee heiress
Solebury School
  • James McArthur -
  • Joyce Bulifant -
  • Jack Coleman -
  • Andrew Bynum -
  • Peter Hobbs -
  • Elizabeth Pitcairn -
  • Rachel Simon -
  • Langhorne Slim -
  • J.B. Gunn -
Sparhawk School
  • Chaz Matses - Founder and Designer for clothing line Vicious History
Saint Margaret's School
  • Gillian Carleton - Professional cyclist and Olympic medalist
  • Karen Clark Cole - CEO and co-founder of Seattle-based technology firm, Blink. UX Designer. Founder of Girls Can Do event series.
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
Stevenson School
  • Paul Saffo '72 - Forecaster and Essayist, Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA
  • Chris Flavin '73 - President, World Watch Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Carie Crandall '79 - Managing Director, New York Stock Exchange, Palo Alto, CA
  • David Drummond '81 - Chief Counsel, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA
  • Cynthia Chapman '83 - Attorney/Partner, Caddell & Chapman, Houston, TX
  • Ms. Shea Pepper '90 - Creative Director, BBC America, New York, NY
  • Emily Chan '92 - Director, Doctors Without Borders, Hong Kong, HK
  • Sylvain White '93 - Film Director,
  • Jonathan Ferrantelli '97 - Post Production Film,
  • Robert Grube '04 - Member, 2007 NCAA Golf Championship Team, Stanford University
Suffield Academy
  • Leigh Perkins - President and CEO, Orvis
  • James Tisch - CEO, Loews Corporation
  • Roger Faxon - COO, EMI Music
  • Barry Scherr - Provost, Dartmouth College
  • Archer Mayor - Best-selling mystery writer
  • Vinnie Del Negro - NBA basketball player and coach
Athenian School
  • Phillip Bennett - Geology Professor, Univ. of Texas, Austin
  • Benjamin Brandzel - MoveOn.org Student Action Founder
  • Greg Sherwood Cohalen - Emmy Award-Winning Public Broadcasting Anchor
  • Craig Debro - KTVU 2, Oakland, Television News Reporter
  • Joan Haratani - Attorney, San Francisco Bar Association President
  • Carol Moldaw - Noted Poet, Winner of the Field Prize
  • Douglas Perednia - Physician, Business Executive, Entrepreneur
  • Korshied Samad - Journalist, Bureau Chief, Afghan Nonprofit Org. Founder
  • Jackie Thomas - Former Nike Executive, Athenian School Trustee
  • Andrew Wistrich - United States District Magistrate Judge
Bishop Strachan School
  • Lin Chi-Ling (Class of 1993) - Taiwanese Model and Actress
  • Dr. Joan WHITTEN Miller (Class of 1976) - Macular Degeneration Specialist, Harvard Medicine
  • Valerie PRINGLE (Class of 1971) - Canadian television host and journalist
  • Margaret WENTE (Class of 1968) - Columnist for The Globe and Mail
  • Veronica TENNANT (Class of 1964) - Prima Ballerina at the National Ballet Company
  • Margot NUNNS Northey (Class of 1957) - Former Dean of Queen's School of Business
  • Ann SOUTHAM (Class of 1955) - Famous Canadian Composer
  • Beatrice Helen WORSLEY (Class of 1939) - First female computer scientist in Canada
  • Margaret Campbell (Class of 1930) - Municipal and Provincial Politician
  • Emily MURPHY (Class of 1886) - Canadian Women's Wrights Activist, the British Empire's first female judge and one of the Famous Five
Brook Hill School
  • Sang Joon Lee - One of first boarders in our program now attends Lehigh University
  • Brittany Sherman - First Valedictorian graduated Wellesley 2006
  • So Hyun Park - Valedictorian 2007, graduated Wellesley
  • Kira Langsjoen - National Merit Scholar, Salutatorian 2007, attending Texas A & M
  • Aaron Clements - Graduated Honor student, Texas Tech University
  • Aaron Swink - Charter student, Graduated Law at Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
Cambridge School of Weston
  • Jennifer Coolidge - American actress and comedian
  • Miguel Arteta - Puerto Rican director of film and television
  • Ian Falconer - American illustrator, children's book author, and costume and set designer for the theater.
  • Ellen Feiss - American who became an Internet phenomenon after her 2002 Errol Morris-directed television commercial for Apple Computer's Switch campaign grew into a cult hit.
  • Paul Glaser - American actor and director perhaps best known for his role as Detective David Starsky on the 1970s television series, Starsky and Hutch.
  • Helen Keller - American author, political activist, and lecturer
  • Susanna Kaysen - American author, best known for her memoir Girl, Interrupted.
  • Stephin Merritt - American singer-songwriter, best known as the principal singer and songwriter of the band The Magnetic Fields.
  • Andrew Strominger - American theoretical physicist who works on string theory
Governor's Academy
(formerly Governor Dummer Academy)
  • Booker T. Washington Jr. - son of famous abolitionist, statesman and author
  • Yu Kil Chun - first Korean to study in West; essayist and social reformer
  • Theophilus Parsons - helped draft Bill of Rights and developed US judiciary system
  • Edward Preble - Commodore of the USS Constitution
  • Dan Gadzuric - NBA basketball player
  • Jeb Bradley - Congressman - New Hampshire
  • Samuel Phillips - Founder of Phillips Academy, Andover
  • Dr. David Abala '73 - Dr. Abala works for Duke University Medical Center where he specializes with prostate cancer. He works with the di Vinci Surgical Robot which is minimally invasive and offers patients an alternative to major surgery. For more visit our website!
  • James Perse '91 - After graduating James persued fashion design, manufacturing, and merchandising and is known as a rising star in the world of designer clothing. In '96 he started his own buisness, James Perse Enterprises, Inc. For more visit our website!
  • Sarah Scheel Cook '82 - Sarah is the Director of Quality Assurance for the Schwans Food Company, Bakery Division. Sarah and her staff ensure the food products meet all safety standards on both the state and national level. For more visit our website!
  • George Grande '64 - A 35 year old veteran of the broadcasting business, George has been the sports announcer for the Cincinnati Reds on Fox Sports Net Ohio since '93. He has covered MLB since '65 and has been broadcasting MLB since '89. For more visit our website!
  • Jesse Soffer '02 - Jesse Soffer graduated from The Gunnery in 2002 and went on to act on the popular day time show, As The World Turns.
Kiski School
  • Harry Stuhldreher '21 - Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, Member of the American Football League
  • Carroll - ESPN Commentator and Historian
  • Bob Mathias '49 - Olympic Gold Medalist Decathlete
  • Marshall Goldberg '64 - Director, Author
  • Jack Hanna '65 - Zoologist
  • Daryll Clark '95 - Former NFL Quarterback
  • Curtis Enis '05 - Former NFL Running Back
Leelanau School
  • Willis Hawkins - Lockheed aircraft designer
  • Walter Netsch - Chicago Architect
  • Martha Seger - First female governor of the Federal Reserve Board
  • Najeeb Halaby - COO of Pan Am and Director of the FAA
  • Walter Lane Smith - Actor
  • Ramon Rodriguez - Actor
  • J. Hart Wolf - Restaurant owner in Los Angeles
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
MacDuffie School
  • Betsy Bernard - former President of AT & T
Marvelwood School
  • Jake Burton Carpenter '78 - Founder and CEO, Burton Snowboards
  • Nick Benson '83 - Owner and Creative Director of The John Stevens Shop, Newport
  • Rob Demarest - Lead investigator of the Sci-Fi channel program
  • Sidney Torres IV - Founder of SDT LLC Waste and Debris Services, entrepreneur, and real estate developer
  • Angela Eastwick '02 - Founder and CEO of JuJu Tours, Negril, Jamaica, ranked #1 on TripAdvisor
Masters School
  • Kara DioGuardi - Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the light pop-rock, dance, and R&B genres.
  • Nancy Kissinger - Nancy Sharon Maginnes Kissinger is a philanthropist, and the second wife of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
  • Marin Alsop - Marin Alsop is the first female conductor of a major symphony orchestra. She is currently Music Director of São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Cabrillo Festival.
  • Alex Pall - Alexander Jo Pall is New York City-based DJ/producer/songwriter best known for his electronic dance music duo The Chainsmokers.
  • Michele Roberts - Michele A. Roberts is Executive Director of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Players Union and the first woman to head a major North American sports union.
Perkiomen School
  • Al Dubin - Composer (42nd Street, Song Writers Hall of Fame)
  • General Carl Spaatz - Pioneer of Military Aviation and a Founding Father of the US Air Force
  • John Cecil Holm - Playwright (Best Foot Forward, Three Men on a Horse, etc.)
  • Harold Schaeffer - Medical Pioneer in the area of Immune Deficiency
  • Wallace Reid - Silent Film Starr (The Roaring Road, Double Speed, Excuse My Dust)
  • David Orenstein - Former CEO of Aero Bed
  • David Sabin - CEO of Salton Products
  • Jose Morales - Major League Baseball Player
  • Dustin Wimmer - AMA ATV Pro Motorcross Champion
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
Thomas Jefferson School
  • John H. Biggs - Served as Pres. and COO (1989-1993) and as CEO (1993-2002) for TIAA-CREF, the leading retirement provider for people who work in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields.
  • Jun John Sakurai - One of the major theoretical physicists of our times. With a prize named in his honor, the American Physical Society recognizes outstanding work in theoretical particle physics by young research scientists.
Valley Forge Military Academy
  • General H. Norman Schwarzkopf '52 - Commander, Operation Desert Storm
  • Gary Roughead '69, Admiral USN - Chief of Naval Operations
  • Simeon Rylski - Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • J.D. Salinger - Author, The Catcher in the Rye
  • Westley Moore - Rhodes Scholar & White House Fellowship
  • Julian Peterson - Linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks
  • Jeff Otah - New player for the Carolina Panthers
  • Larry Fitzgerald - Wide-receiver for the Arizona Cardinals
  • Rafael Hernández Colón - Former Governor of Puerto Rico
  • Brigadier General Michael Linnington, USA - Commandant of Cadets, USMA, West Point
Verde Valley School
  • David Calley '81 - is the co-founder of Southwest Windpower of Flagstaff, a company designed to produce energy at a reasonable cost and to make the knowledge and the equipment available globally.
  • Celia Lowenstein ’71 - is an awarding-winning producer/director whose films are regularly shown at international film festivals and screened on television channels around the world. She has lectured in film studies at Oxford University.
  • Jean Strouse '63 - is the author of Morgan, American Financier (1999) and Alice James, A Biography (1980), which won the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy.
  • Rick Ridder '71 - is the co-founder of RBI Strategies & Research, consultant to national presidential campaigns.
  • Ramona Sakiestewa '66 - is one of Native America's most influential artists
  • Chris Horner '71 - is a film-maker, writer, photographer and designer
  • Benson K. Whitney '74 - served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway under Presidents Bush and Obama
  • Carol Tantau '63 - is a leader in domestic violence prevention.
  • Phil Noyes '84 - is a documentary filmmaker and producer at PBS.
Virginia Episcopal School
  • Erskine Bowles - Class of 1963
  • William Harrison - Class of 1962
  • Paul Fulton - Class of 1953
  • Tommy Battle - Class of 1983
  • Stewart Roddey - Class of 1982
  • Johnny Alford - Class of 1979
  • Stan Archibald - Class of 1973
  • Neil Hammerstrom - Class of 1973
Wayland Academy
  • George Edwin Taylor - 1879. First Black man to run for the office of President of the United States
  • Zona Gale - 1891. First woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1921).
  • Addie Joss - 1898. Pitcher; Cleveland (AL); Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Raymond Patterson - 1940. Retired President/G.M., Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks (NBA), and Wayland Academy
  • Tom Nissalke - 1951. Businessman; former coach, Utah Jazz (NBA)
  • Susan Peterson - 1963. First female TV correspondent assigned to the White House; Chair, Wayland Academy Board of Trustees. Businesswoman.
  • Rick Fliehr - 1968. Professional wrestler.
  • Mikki Hebl, PhD - 1987. Professor, Rice University; Motivational Speaker.
  • Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD - 1988. Neurosurgeon, researcher, Manhattan Veterans' Hospital
  • Kira Salak - 1989. Traveler, author, contributing editor to National Geographic
West Nottingham Academy
  • Samuel Finley - Founder of WNA and 5th president of Princeton University
  • Benjamin Rush - Signer of the Declaration of Independence and prominent early physician
  • Richard Stockton - Signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Ebenezer Hazzard - 1st United States Postmaster General
  • William Shippen & John Morgan - Founders of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School
  • Alexander Martin - Former governor of North Carolina
  • Josh Boone - NCAA Champion (UCONN), Former NBA Player (Nets)
  • Ross Cameron - President of Charms Candy
  • Eric Fischl - World renowned artist and sculptor
  • Taylor Crothers - Professional photographer, famous for working with the Dave Matthews Band and Phish
Western Mennonite School
  • Dr. Mark Snyder - Mark is a very successful optometrist. He graduated in 1998 from WMS.
  • Dr. Kurt Korver - Kurt is a very successful ear, nose, and throat specialist. He graduated in 1982 from WMS.
  • Dr. Peter Lind - He has a very successful chiropractic business. He graduated in 1980 from WMS.
  • Dr. Richard Royal - He is a Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He graduated in 1980 from WMS.
  • Dr. Donna Hausken - She is a very successful anesthesiologist. She graduated in 1982 from WMS.
  • Dr. Isaac Edwards - He is a very successful dentist. He graduated in 2003 from WMS.
  • Maricela Gerig - She is a very successful nurse that graduated at the top of her class from nursing school. She graduated in 1998 from WMS.
  • Dr. Ray Kauffman - He was an incredibly successful doctor. He graduated in 1955 from WMS.
  • Larry Mast - He tirelessly worked with Mercy Ships. He graduated in 1962 from WMS.
  • Michel Galer - He is affectionately called our Super Fan!
Woodside Priory School (Priory)
  • Taylor Eigsti - Grammy nominated jazz pianist
  • Marc Fiore - Awarded 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Political Cartooning
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