Dr. Donald Hebb - Early Academics

Donald Olding Hebb was born in 1904 in Chester, Nova Scotia. His parents were both medical doctors. His mother was heavily influenced by ideas of Maria Montessori, an Italian physician who believed in "education of the senses before development of the intellect". Because of this, Donald's mother home schooled him until the age of 8.

Donald's performance in elementary school astounded his teachers and he was promoted to grade 7 at the age of 10.