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It depends on both the school and your child's previous experiences and reactions to those.
What school is it? Can you pm me? I used to live in the twin cities and know many in the Montessori community.
Basically, the biggest issue would be the fact that, at least in theory, all of the children in the elementary class would have retained their love of learning and self motivation. Someone coming from a traditional school setting, where they are more used to being told what to do, can be a bit lost. Some children make this transition just fine (I have had several children who just did wonderfully) and some really struggle with the responsibility of knowing what they are interested in and pursuing those interests. Also, the skill set of the children from the two different settings can be somewhat different.
If you think that your child has retained their love of learning and can pursue an interest you are on the right track. It is not enough to have been a good student in the past as much as there needs to be an internal striving for an understanding of the world. If you think that your child still loves to learn, then you probably couldn't do better.