It's an amazingly close knit school that has three different language strands, namely Spanish, Chinese and English.
Warm, truly diverse, authentic community, learning and growing each year.
I am a parent of a 2nd grader and 5th grader at Monroe. I continued to be impressed by the leadership that our principal exemplifies with all members of our school community, which has 3 language strands. Not an easy task! I feel that my children are not only learning a second language, they are learning core academics within environment that genuinely respects diversity.
Faboluos Principal really great teachers! a lot of parent involment!
Spanish, Cantonese and English, an organic garden, an amazing and peaceful community - Monroe is a microcosm of what the world could be.
As a parent at Monroe over the past 6 years I have seen and been a part of the growth that as taken this little known diamond in the rough to one of the top elementary schools in the city. We have made tremendous academic strides due to the hard work and diligence of our amazing principal, teachers and staff. We have strong and committed parent groups (PTA, ELAC, SSC) that work tirelessly to benefit all children at Monroe. With it's commitment to academics, a 4 Strands Arts Program, Language Programs(Spanish and Chinese) and a diverse population reflective of the city Monroe is a polished gem hidden among the buzz schools.
My daughter started kinder at Monroe in August of 2008. We're delighted with the school. The PTA is strong, the teachers and language education even stronger, and the principal is a wonderful woman and very responsive to parents' concerns. Our daughter is already reading and writing in Spanish!
I am a parent of a kindergartener just starting at Monroe. We are very impressed with our daughter's teacher and how quickly our English-speaking daughter is learning Spanish. There is a great computer lab, library and garden. The parents are very involved and there is a great sense of community. We love it so far.
This year is going to be our best ever! Monroe is a great school to work at. The students are friendly and eager to learn. The teachers are engaging and dedicated. The parents are active and involved. Our new principal, Ms. Steiner is going to make this place shine and everyone is behind her. I love Monroe!
Monroe parent here: Our daughter is entering 2nd grade in Spanish immersion & we love it here. Great balance of culture, arts, academics & enrichment, plus an enthusiastic & hardworking group of parents. This a safe, sweet and friendly school.
At Monroe Elemntary School we have three things going for us: dedicated staff, committed and involved parents, and exciting programs in academics and the arts. Our community is diverse and while we have to work hard to communicate (families speak different langauges, so we need to use translation often), this enriches our expereince as well as provides challenges. Our children are fluent in two of three languages. Our innovative Enrichment and Arts program provides our kids with Dance (Baile Folklorico), Music (Chinese Drums), Visual Arts and Computer, while at the same time freeing our teachers to meet at grade-level meetings to share ideas and create a challenging and coherent academic program. We expect to meet our AYP goals again this year. Our PTA is active: visitors to the school will see all the colorful fun activities supported by the community.
Monroe is a hidden gem. Spanish immersion program is particularly good. PTA has really grown in past three years, adding dance, computer and sports programs. We love it.
Hi! I'm a parent@monroe. We offer 3 language programs: english-only, spanish dual-immersion (that brings together both spanish-speaking kids and english-speaking kids who want to learn spanish), & a chinese bilingual program, not chinese immersion (the lingo can be confusing). It's an excellent program, but is not geared to english-speaking kids learning chinese, but for chinese-speaking kids learning english & retaining their home language. There are chinese immersion programs at alice.Fong.Yu, west.Portal, & starr.King, that are open to english-speaking kids to learn chinese. If you are interested in monroe for any of our programs, one of our strengths that I'm most proud of is that our chinese, latino, & english-speaking parents work well together, have fun together, and gain a deeper understanding of each other. We have tours are every tuesday 8:30am, no appointment necessary. -
Wonderful multi cultural school with excellent faculty and a young energetic and motivated principle who is super amazing. We also love that our son is learning Spanish in a small classroom setting.
Monroe is a remarkable school full of remarkable students. We proudly serve our kids with strong academic programs in English, Spanish Two-Way Immersion and Chinese Bilingual. Our teachers are energetic and passionate about finding our students unique learning styles and academic levels. With this in mind, they collaborate in teams to craft artful and rigorous activities that bring each student to her greatest potential. While we remain true to the neighborhood roots of our school, we are also experiencing an influx of parents who have found out that Monroe Elementary is a colorful, safe, diverse, and happy place to learn. Come have a look!
Located in the Excelsior District of San Francisco, this 'hidden gem of a school,' to quote one of its teachers, just received a million dollar grant to become a Spanish and Chinese Immersion School. That means in addition to learning English, students may choose to become bilingual in either Chinese or Spanish throughout grades K-5.
I really enjoyed my visit to Monroe. They seem to have a lot of momentum, good parent involvement, and a positive school atmosphere.
During my tour the principal mentioned that he would be getting rid of the colorful colors of the library, (the most lively part of the school) to 'clean up the place' a bad sign. I also witnessed some playground bullying that was going un-checked until the principal had to come around and break it up. scary.
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