What is the importance of a child remaining in the Montessori system after the age of six?

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Much learned in any one class is as is always the case a preparation for the future work. Each class takes the raw materials from the one preceding it and brings them to “maturity”. For example geography, history and biology facts from a 3-6 class lead to abstract, imaginative exploration and concept formation in a 6-9 class. A six-year-old child has developed skills in reading, writing and mathematics. These find continual and smooth refinement and expansion in a 6-9 class.

A child remaining with the Montessori system after preschool continues education within the same environment, in which a teacher with the same educational philosophy operates. The 6-9 child can continue to use, without restriction, the skills and tools, he/she learnt in the previous three years.