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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Amazon’s Prime Day starts this upcoming Monday, July 15 at midnight PST and goes all the way through Tuesday, July 16. This year is the first time that Amazon Prime Day is more than 24 hours long! While shopping at smile.amazon.com, YOU can help support the San Marino Schools Foundation while getting the best deals […]Read More
The month of July signifies the beginning of our new 2019-2020 Annual Campaign and fiscal year. Thank you to everyone who supported the San Marino Schools Foundation during the 2018-2019 Annual Campaign. Because of the support we received during the last month of our 18-19 year, we were able to raise over $70,000 in just […]Read More
Congratulations to these students for hosting a successful lemonade stand in support of our schools. In total, they raised over $3,000, including donations from afar on the SMSF website and Facebook Fundraiser. Thank you to these students and parents who took action to support our schools. We raise a glass of lemonade in their honor! […]Read More
We were pleasantly surprised to see in this week’s San Marino Tribune that local students will be selling lemonade and baked good this Friday to support our schools. We admire these students for taking action to help us meet our goal of $2 million for full-time credentialed teaching positions. Support their efforts and show that […]Read More
We are less than ONE week away from the end of our 18-19 fiscal year, and we are still short of our $2 million commitment for teachers. 100% of donations given to SMSF positively impact all four San Marino schools. Donations raised during last year’s Annual Campaign funded 21 full-time teaching positions across the District. […]Read More
The District announced during the last Board of Education meeting that they are facing a $2.5 million budget deficit for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. The deficit is largely attributable to increases in salaries, health-benefit costs, and state-required contributions into public pensions. SMSF is dedicated to continuing to support San Marino schools through this budget […]Read More
Why is donating to SMSF, as well as, other school organizations necessary? Without the support of our SMSF donors, the PTA/PTSA, and local parcel taxes, teaching positions and programs across all four schools in SMUSD would suffer. Due to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), SMUSD receives some of the lowest state funding in California […]Read More
San Marino’s real estate market was ranked the 5th most valuable in Los Angeles County by Los Angeles Magazine back in 2018. The strength of San Marino schools is a significant part of the property values in our community. The fabric of San Marino is based on a strong sense of community, safe and thriving neighborhoods, […]Read More
San Marino High School, in collaboration with the Class of 1958 and PTAffiliates, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new marquee on Monday, June 17, 2019. This marquee uses up to date software allowing the administration to easily change the information displayed right from their computers. The Class of 1958 spearheaded the marquee project and […]Read More
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.