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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Thank you to all supporters of the We are San Marino campaign.

Thank you to all supporters of the We are San Marino campaign. Their generosity funds a total of 14 teachers and counseling positions. As we begin this school year, we feel gratitude and appreciation, knowing that through their support, our children have an additional 6 total teachers and counselors between both elementary schools, 2 teachers at […]

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Thank You To All Our 2019-2020 Donors!

Thank you to each and every one of our supporters during the 2019-2020 year. This past year was especially difficult due to COVID-19 and SMUSD’s budget deficit. However, our community stepped up to the challenge and answered the call. View the official 2019-2020 donor list below.

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SMSF Fourth of July Hours

We hope everyone has a safe, healthy, and relaxing Fourth of July holiday weekend! And in honor of the holiday weekend, we want to help start your weekend off with a little July 4th humor: Did you hear the joke about the Liberty Bell? It will crack you up! Happy 4th of July, San Marino

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A Message from Our President, Erin Bilvado

See below a message that our President sent out yesterday in regards to SMSF’s commitment to save our teachers! I share this call to action with you as a fellow parent, concerned community member, and as president of the San Marino Schools Foundation. By now, you have heard or read about our school board’s recent […]

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Rainy Day Delay

Due to the rain, we have had to postpone our banner hanging. As soon as the weather clears up, you will start to see the family banners fly along Huntington Drive. Stay dry and safe, San Marino, and enjoy the rainy day!

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Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Today is the day where the world comes together to celebrate the achievements of all women. We at SMSF are so grateful for the teachers, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, administrators, leaders, and students who help make this community strong and vibrant. Today is about you. We celebrate and thank you!

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Lunch and Learn Session

Have you ever heard of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act? Did you know that is can affect retirement plans and your beneficiaries? Chances are, you have a retirement account and the SECURE Act may have affected it. We invite you and your family to attend our first-ever Lunch and Learn […]

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Double Your Impact!

With our year already more than halfway over, SMSF still needs the support of our parents and community to ensure we can fund 21 full-time teaching positions. One easy way to support SMSF is through Corporate Matching Gifts programs. Matching gifts are a type of charitable giving in which corporations and organizations financially match donations, […]

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The Granting Process

Have you ever wondered: “How does my donation fund teachers and help our students succeed in the classroom?” This graphic demonstrates the whole process – from your wallet to our classrooms.

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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.