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

To maintain this unique success, it is critical that we all do our part to support our schools and students. Public education may be free, but an exceptional public education is not.

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Congratulations to Carver’s First Lego League Team

The Carver Elementary School First Lego League Team (FLL) Banquet was held last Friday evening to conclude and congratulate all team members for an unbelievably successful year. Students and their families were invited to share a night of food, highlights, and awards. Thank you to our San Marino Schools Foundation supporters, whose donations allowed the […]

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2019 Gold Sustainer Recognition Event Success!

On Wednesday night, the San Marino Schools Foundation held its annual Gold Sustainer Dinner at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. This event allows the Foundation to thank our Gold Sustainer and above donors for their continued support of San Marino educational excellence. The night started with a reception and was followed by […]

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Town Hall Meeting: Curriculum and Instruction

The San Marino Schools Foundation hosts periodic town halls to help all of us better understand our public school system. Our second town hall – in collaboration with the SMUSD School Board and San Marino Unified School District – focuses on public school curriculum and instruction, and will be held in the Barth Community Room […]

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Happy Lunar New Year! 農曆新年快樂!

In Chinese culture, the pig symbolizes wealth. As we enter the Year of the Pig, we are thankful for the wealth of support and generosity from our community. 豬象徵著好運與財富。 在迎接豬年之際,我們在此衷心地感謝社區的大力支持和慷慨捐助 We wish you and your family a year filled with good fortune and joy. 我們祝愿您和您的家人在新的一年裡充滿幸福和快樂。

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Practice Makes Perfect

Looking behind the scenes: San Marino High School cast members of the musical Newsies, warm-up their stage moves and voices in preparation for their first full dress rehearsal this past Tuesday night. This student production, led by faculty members Director Blake Williams, Choreographer Bonnie Hanson, Vocal Director Tammi Alderman, and Orchestra Conductor Chris Horokawa is […]

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Thank You C. Joseph Chang

Thank you to C. Joseph, Shwu, Fred and Patrick Chang for their generous donation to the San Marino Schools Foundation during last night’s School Board Meeting. C. Joseph Chang has been a long time supporter of SMSF and our San Marino public schools since his children attended San Marino Unified School District back in the […]

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2018 In Review

2018 was an exciting and successful year. New innovative programs, like the Caltech STEM Research Course at the high school and the district-wide Wellness Initiative, came to life. Both the Carver and Valentine First Lego League teams competed in the Regional FLL competition, and Carver’s very own Carver Coding Crashers placed eighth in their rookie […]

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Our Donate Page is Down

In case you tried donating on our Donate page, you may have received an error. We are working to fix it and are sorry for the inconvenience. If you visited our page with the intention of donating before the end of the year, there are still three ways: Call our office at 626.299.7014 to submit […]

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Happy Winter Break!

With only a little over a week left in the 2018 tax year, there is still some time to donate your year-end gift to the San Marino Schools Foundation! The Foundation office will remain open with adjusted Holiday hours throughout the first week of Winter break, to ensure we receive your donation. Our revised schedule […]

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Year-End Giving Guide from the San Marino Schools Foundation

The Tax Cuts and Job Act, signed into law in December 2017, made a number of changes to our tax laws. It nearly doubles the standard deduction for individuals and families, limits the aggregate amount of state and local income taxes, including property taxes, that can be deducted, and reduces the cap on home mortgage […]

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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.

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