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 City Club Donates to SMSF

The San Marino Schools Foundation’s President Chris Maling accepted a donation from the San Marino City Club this past Tuesday evening. The San Marino Schools Foundation thanks the San Marino City Club, its Board, and its members for its contribution and long-time support to students in San Marino public schools.

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Girls Who Code

Founded in 2013, Girls Who Code (GWC) is a national organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. As of 2018, GWC has over 90,000 young women participating in clubs throughout all 50 states. It is estimated that by 2020, 1.4 million jobs will be in the computing related fields, and through the Girls […]

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San Marino Unified School District #1, Again!

San Marino Unified is #1 in the State On October 2, 2018, the California Department of Education announced that SMUSD, once again, ranked number one in the state!   Even though SMUSD receives less public funding than nearly all school districts in the state of California, parents and the greater San Marino community generously donate […]

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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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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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