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Our Lineage

Immaculata Catholic Montessori, Idaho’s first Catholic Montessori, is founded upon an authentic, classic Montessori model of early childhood education.  Our lineage stems directly from Dr. Maria Montessori herself, who, while living in India under a World War II travel ban, found in Dr. Elisabeth Caspari a lifelong friend who herself became a student of Dr. Montessori while living in Kodiakanal, India. There, Dr. Caspari attained her Montessori teacher certification under the direct tutelage of the Dotoressa.  Our current Montessori Master teacher, and teacher certification program director, Anita Wolberd, obtained her Montessori credentials from Dr. Elisabeth Caspari with whom she also founded Caspari Montessori Institute.