My little sister went to Montesorri. The children are free to do whatever they wish to. We sent her to first grade in a public school, and thank goodness we did. She was already less educated than all of the students in her first grade class. She did not know how to read at a higher level than a couple of sentences. At her public school, she learned a lot. Also, my little brother had been in that program until 5th grade. He did not learn history and instead of properly learning Language Arts they had "jobs" where they would clean the classroom and do a couple of vocabulary assignments. If you want your child to go to Montessori, be ready to accept anything. Send her to Montessori until college, otherwise public schooling will be really difficult. But I think it would be better if your daughter goes to a public school or a really good private school. Good luck!