Monroe Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School, K-5
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Thor Boucher
  • Hours

    Mo: 8:25 am-2:50 pm
    Tu: 8:25 am-1:50 pm
    We - Fr: 8:25 am-2:50 pm
  • School Tour

    Tuesday or Wednesday at 8:45 am. 

    Please go to to find tour dates and sign up.

  • Uniforms Policy

    Monroe does not require school uniforms, however, we do follow SFUSD's Dress Code policy.
  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

  • About Monroe Elementary School

    Monroe is a diverse school located in the Excelsior district that hosts three language programs serving children from many linguistic backgrounds around the city. We offer an English Language Development, a Chinese Bilingual, and a Spanish Immersion program. At Monroe, making social justice a reality means that Monroe is a safe place where students, parents, and teachers are engaged in open, honest discussions about the academic progress and the emotional well-being of our students, as well as our shared vision of success for Monroe's students. Our goal is to provide all students with a well rounded, nurturing, academic education that allows them to be safe and successful at Monroe and in their future academic endeavors. The Chinese and Spanish programs also allow students to become bilingual and biliterate in a second language (Chinese, Spanish, and/or English). Monroe is focused on providing high quality teaching and learning for historically underserved populations and works hard to ensure academic equity for the various populations enrolled at Monroe school.

    At Monroe, teachers know their students and base their lessons on students' strengths, needs and interests. They don't just know students' names, but their learning preferences, the knowledge they bring to each task and their families' backgrounds and cultures. We believe that our job is to ensure that all students develop high academic vocabulary and standards based skills, are able to navigate complex social situations and embrace the diversity of their community. We believe that educational success is the collective responsibility of students, teachers, school staff, and families. Monroe students are the students of all staff, not just their classroom teacher. We keep our promises to our community through the variety of committees and cross-cultural opportunities that are open to families, including movie nights and a Fall Fun Festival.

  • Before School Programs

    Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria and yard supervision from 8:10 a.m.
  • After School Programs

    After school programs run from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and include:
    • ExCEL Program K-5
    • Small group tutoring for grades 3 and up with Monroe teachers
    • Private daycare with pick up (including Boys and Girls Club and Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 Community School)
    • Excelsior Playground Rec Connect (YMCA)
    • SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program: Excelsior @ Monroe, K-5 grade, 2:30-5:30 p.m., 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Spring Break & Summer). Call 415-469-4771 to learn more.
  • Language Programs

    • Cantonese Biliteracy Program
    • Spanish Dual Language Immersion
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer lab
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Drumming
    Chinese Drumming
School Data
Contact Info

Monroe Elementary School

Grades K-5

260 Madrid Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

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8:25 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.