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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San Marino Schools Foundation Hosts Second Annual New Family Welcome Reception

The San Marino Schools Foundation (SMSF) hosted its second annual New Family Welcome Reception on September 13th, 2018 at the Old Mill in San Marino. Approximately 130 people attended this annual welcome party, which serves as a way for new families to get to know one another, District administration, and SMSF. Christopher Maling, SMSF’s President, […]

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SMSF Statement on the Departure of Dr. Alex Cherniss

The San Marino Schools Foundation congratulates Alex Cherniss on his selection as the as the next superintendent of Palos Verdes Unified School District. We thank him for his leadership and service to the school district and to the students in our district. We appreciate his partnership with the Foundation and working with us to create […]

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Thank You

The San Marino Schools Foundation is grateful for everyone who supports San Marino Schools by donating to the Foundation. We especially wish to thank the following donors, who have continuously supported their graduating senior by donating to the Foundation every single year beginning from the time their child was in kindergarten: Sandra & Mike Bruning […]

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Happy Summer Break!

Everyone at the San Marino Schools Foundation wishes all SMUSD students, parents, teachers, and staff a happy and safe summer vacation. Big congratulations to the Class of 2018 and the entire San Marino Unified School District for their remarkable academic accomplishments throughout the year! Thank you to everyone in the SMUSD community for making the […]

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San Marino Schools Foundation Presents Grant Awards to San Marino Unified School District

The San Marino Schools Foundation (SMSF) presented grant awards totaling $2.14 million to the San Marino Unified School District (SMUSD) at the May 22, 2018 SMUSD School Board meeting. $2 million will directly fund 21 full time teaching positions across all four San Marino schools, while $141,000 will advance enrichment programs in the District. The […]

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Annual Donor Recognition Party

The San Marino Schools Foundation recognized its strong supporters at its annual Donor Recognition Party on May 12, 2018. Approximately, 300 people attended this event at the home of San Marino schools parents Sean Ky and SMSF Trustee Richard Lord. In addition to recognizing its supporters, SMSF paid tribute to its outgoing president John Simpson […]

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Yard Signs Are Coming!

Yard Signs are coming May 17! Every year, the San Marino Schools Foundation installs yard signs to thank families who have donated to the Foundation. The Yard Sign Campaign is as much a tradition as the tradition of excellence in San Marino Schools. If you have already donated to the Foundation this year, thank you. If […]

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A Message From SMSF President John Simpson

Dear Friends, With another school year drawing to a close, on behalf of the San Marino Schools Foundation, I would like to again thank the Foundation’s many generous donors for continuing to support its mission: funding teaching positions and programs that enrich the experience of San Marino students, and that help sustain the San Marino […]

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San Marino Schools Foundation Recognizes Community Support

San Marino Schools Foundation (SMSF) will be recognizing and saying thanks to supporters of San Marino Schools at its Donor Recognition Party on May 12, 2018 and through the placement of lawn signs, which will be out on display between May 17-29. “We want to use these opportunities to publicly thank those families that have stepped up to […]

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Matching Gifts

Did you know that the San Marino Schools Foundation is eligible to receive company matching gifts? During the 2016-2017 fiscal year, SMSF received over $100,000 in matching gift donations alone. Over 18 million people in the U.S. work for companies with matching gift programs, and most don’t even know it. This means that $6-$10 million […]

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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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