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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Double Your Impact to San Marino Schools Through #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built on the idea that we have two days of getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to give back to the students of the San Marino Unified School District. We at the San Marino Schools Foundation use this day as the […]

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Good luck to teams from Valentine and Carver

On Saturday, November 10th, eleven FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams from Valentine and Carver Elementary Schools will compete in the first FLL qualifying tournament. FLL introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL promotes interest in STEM, encourages problem solving, and facilitates team […]

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SMHS Students Honored for Philanthropic Contributions

The San Marino Schools Foundation congratulates San Marino High School Students Richard and Eric Dong. The two brothers received the Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award during an awards ceremony in front of over 500 nonprofit leaders in Los Angeles as part of National Philanthropy Day. National Philanthropy Day is celebrated nationwide in November. Its purpose is […]

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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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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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