Immaculata Catholic Montessori is coming to St. John’s in the Fall of 2020. We are so excited to bring this new early childhood (2.5 to 6 years), parish-based option for our families. If you are interested in learning more about ICM, please complete our Contact Form to add yourself to our mailing list so that you will also receive news and updates!
About Immaculata Catholic Montessori
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Meet Our Team
ICM Lead Teacher Nicole Frachiseur was raised in Boise and is a graduate of Centennial High School. She holds a degree in Elementary Education from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota,, and an MFA in Design from West Virginia University. Nicole has over a decade of experience in the Montessori community, including Northview Montessori (Boise) and The Children’s House (Aberdeen). Nicole is Montessori-certified for ages 2-1/2 to 6 from Caspari Montessori Institute, holds a certificate of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for ages 3-6 and has begun formation for ages 6-9. Nicole was part of a team that started CGS at Sacred Heart Parish in Aberdeen, SD and was a catechist there for 3 years. She has been at Lakewood Montessori (Boise) for the past four years.
Teresa Wittry is the Director of Religious Education / Immaculata Catholic Montessori for St. John's Cathedral. A native of Texas, she holds bachelor's and master's degrees in in English and Literature from Flagler College and Texas State University (respectively). She's been DRE for five years and is certified Level 1 CGS catechist for children 3-6 and currently taking Level 2 certification classes for children 6-9. Having completed the academic portion of Montessori certification through Caspari Montessori Institute, she will intern at ICM this year.
Immaculata Catholic Montessori Registration Packet
- Health History
- Authorization to Treat
- Before and After School Care
- ICM Parent Meeting Sign Up Link
- December 8, 2019 Letter from Bishop Peter Christensen
- AmericaMagazine.org: "Montessori schools are exceptionally successful. So why aren't there more of them?"
- Aleitia.org: "How a Catholic doctor from Italy started a school that became a sensation in the US"
- TheCatholicThing.org: "Of Montessori Interest"