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)
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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