Since 2002, San Marino has been the top achieving unified school district in the State of California.

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SMSF #GivingTuesday Website is Here!

#GivingTuesday is almost two weeks away, and we proud to announce our official #GivingTuesday campaign website is live! This website will be the main hub of activity for the day – where you can follow our progress, get updates, contact our team, and donate to our #GivingTuesday: Give to Thank Our Teachers Campaign. Remember, […]

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#GivingTuesday is 3 Weeks From Today!

#GivingTuesday is only three weeks away! Remember to give back and support the San Marino Schools Foundation and the students and staff that it serves during this global day of giving. SMSF commits to donating $2 million every year to our school district for full-time teaching positions. Last year, this funded 21 full-time positions across […]

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We Need Your Support.

With #GivingTuesday fast approaching, knowing why supporting SMSF is key. What would happen to our district if SMSF wasn’t able to provide the funding needed? The Foundation commits to donating $2 million, every year, for teachers. This helped fund 21 full-time teaching positions across each campus during the 2018-2019 school year. Without this funding, class […]

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Thank You!

With November being National Gratitude Month, we at SMSF want to take the time to thank our community for their continued support during the 2019-2020 Annual Campaign. As of October, we have raised over $1,000,000 all in support of our students and teachers! None of this would be possible without the support of our parents […]

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Give to Thank Our Teachers During #GivingTuesday

Have you ever heard of #GivingTuesday? It is a world-wide day of giving that was created in 2012 by individuals, families, organizations, and businesses wanting to give back to their communities after the shopping rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Today, we at SMSF are officially launching our end of year campaign by announcing […]

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Our Year-End Campaign Officially Begins!

With October officially over, November 1st signifies change. Halloween is done meaning preparation for Thanksgiving and the Holidays begin, colder weather is fast approaching, the first semester of school is already more than halfway over, and the end of 2019 is upon us. We at the San Marino Schools Foundation look at November 1st as […]

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Happy Halloween!

In celebration of today’s spooktastic holiday, we at SMSF would like to share a brief background on the origin of one of America’s most popular days of the year! Halloween, or formerly known as All Hallows Eve, dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts, who lived approximately 2,000 years ago, celebrated […]

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SMUSD Ranks #1, Again, In CAASPP Testing!

On October 10, 2019, the California Department of Education announced that our school district, once again, ranked top in CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) test results! This distinction marks the fifth year in a row where our school district had the highest percentage of students who meet and exceeded CAASPP standards. In […]

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New Family Welcome Reception

The San Marino Schools Foundation hosted its third annual New Family Welcome Reception on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the Old Mill in San Marino. Many new families and families with young children attended this welcome party, which serves as an introduction for new families to get to know one another, District administration, and SMSF. […]

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Thank You To Our 19-20 InfoSnap Donors

Thank you to all the families who donated or pledged to SMSF during this year’s First Day Packet. We at SMSF would not be able to do what we do without the support of our SMUSD families. San Marino High School Donors Susan Sulieman & Nadir AbdelrazigRichard & Lisa AmadorLeah Yao & George AnThe Argueta […]

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About SMSF

The San Marino Schools Foundation (SMSF) is a California non-profit organization founded in 1980 to provide financial support to the San Marino Unified School District for its four schools Carver Elementary, Valentine Elementary, Huntington Middle School and San Marino High School.