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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We Are Only $10,000 Away From Our Yard Sign Campaign Goal!

We have reached $90,000 of our $100,000 yard sign campaign goal! Thank you to all our generous supporters who helped us get this far. We still need help, though. We are only $10,000 away from reaching $100,000 goal! If you haven’t donated yet, and would still like to receive a yard sign, there is still […]

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Help Us Reach Our Goal of $100,000 Donated During Our Yard Sign Campaign

We are TWO days away from the planting of yard signs. Donate yet to receive one? If not, you can still give to receive a sign. We are only $65,000 away from our goal of $100,000 donated during our yard sign campaign! All you need to do is donate a minimum of $100 to our […]

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Yard Signs Are Coming This Week!

We are LESS than one week away from yard signs being planted! If you haven’t donated yet, there is still time to receive a yard sign. All you need to do is give a minimum of $100 to our Annual Campaign and a yard sign will be planted in your yard either Thursday or Friday.  […]

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Yard Signs Are Coming!

Yard Signs are coming beginning May 16! Every year, the San Marino Schools Foundation installs yard signs to thank families who have donated to the Foundation. These signs allow donors who have contributed a minimum of $100 to our Annual Campaign to proudly show their support of our public schools and children. The Yard Sign […]

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2019 Annual Donor Recognition Party

The San Marino Schools Foundation recognized its strong supporters during its annual Donor Recognition Party this past Saturday, May 4, 2019. Approximately 200 people attended the event at the home of former San Marino parents and strong community supporters Gail and James Ellis. The evening, hosted on “Star Wars Day,” had an aurora and theme […]

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SMSF Will Recognize Supporters Throughout May

The San Marino Schools Foundation will recognize and thank our supporters throughout May. We will first acknowledge all Partner and above donors at this Saturday’s Donor Recognition Party, and then we will acknowledge all $100 and above supporters through our Yard Sign campaign beginning May 16. “We use these opportunities to publicly thank our supporters […]

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Save the Date!

Save the Date for the Barth Athletic Center Grand Opening! We hope you can join us for this exciting event as we celebrate the Barth Athletic Center’s opening before the 2019-2020 school year begins. The grand opening will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 4-6 pm at the Barth Center located on the […]

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The Donor Recognition Party is Almost Here!

Come celebrate a San Marino Tradition at the SMSF Annual Donor Recognition Party. There is still time to donate to receive an invitation. You may visit our donate page, send a check to our offices located at 1665 West Drive in San Marino, or call the Foundation Office at 626.299.7014. We hope to see you […]

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SMHS Wellness Center Launches Lunchtime Yoga Program

This week, the SMHS Wellness Center launched its lunchtime yoga program. Well attended, this opportunity to breathe, stretch, focus and relax was led by SMHS English, Honors Humanities teacher, and certified yoga instructor Kellie Redmond. To learn more about the Wellness Center and it’s background, please visit To learn more about Wellness Center’s speaker […]

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Leslie Noelle LienJun Mar Memorial Scholarship

In honor of their daughter, Leslie Noelle LienJun Mar, Harry and Patricia Mar set up a scholarship at the San Marino Schools Foundation. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors this year and for future years to come.  The deadline to apply is Monday, May 6. Leslie was the co-captain of the cheerleading squad, played […]

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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.