Community Consolidated School District 181

About Monroe School

Monroe School is proud to be a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon and Green Ribbon School. Monroe School strives for excellence and does what is best for every child. "Growing to Learn, Learning to Grow" is the school motto and one that is at the heart of what we do in this community. We help children grow and become responsible, respectful, well-educated citizens.

The original two-story school was constructed in 1928 and has undergone several renovations and additions over the years.

Monroe School was named a 2018 Green Ribbon School for its innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education. Monroe was one of 46 schools across the country to receive the award and one of four in Illinois. Monroe has a decades-long commitment to environmental education through its "Living Classroom Learning Lab," now in its 23rd year. To read about all of Monroe's Green efforts, click here.

Principal's Welcome

"Growing to Learn, Learning to Grow"

Together, we will continue to provide learning opportunities that promote the development of responsible, respectful, and well-educated citizens who are equipped with the necessary tools to benefit our rapidly-evolving society. Please take some time to peruse the various sections linked at the top of this page. Information will continue to be added/updated as our school year evolves.

At Monroe School, we employ a systematic and collaborative approach to classroom instruction and intervention to provide each child with a learner-centered education that facilitates individual growth. Our talented and dedicated staff work in tandem with families, children, and community members to foster a learning environment in which students’ intellectual, social, and emotional development are interconnected and integrated into activities across our rigorous curriculum. Our team takes great pride in fostering a strong sense of community and teamwork through the relationships that have been developed with all of our stakeholders.

As Principal of Monroe School, I welcome conversation, input, and feedback and am always available to either answer your questions or help point you in the right direction. My goal is that the resources and information on this site provide us with the opportunity to deepen our home-school connection. Please do not hesitate to contact me, as I am a collaborative partner in your child's education.


Erin Eder
Principal, Monroe Elementary School

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Monroe School Administration Team

Principal, Monroe Elementary,
Erin Eder

Pupil Service Administrator,
Michelle Nugent

Maria Bush



Address: 210 N. Madison St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Phone: 630.861.4200
Fax: 630-861-4262

School Hours:
Grade 1-5: 8:40am - 3:05pm
(doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

KG rising stars: 11:25am - 12:15pm

1st - 5th Lunch: 11:25am - 12:15pm
KG (am) - 8:40am - 11:25am
KG (pm) - 12:20pm - 3:05pm

Monroe School Quicklinks

D181 Handbook

District 181 Student Handbook

The District 181 handbook (Elementary Handbook and Middle School Handbook) provides useful information about District 181’s policies, procedures, resources, and expectations for students. Please take some time to review the handbook with your child(ren) and reference it throughout the year.