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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2018 In Review

2018 was an exciting and successful year. New innovative programs, like the Caltech STEM Research Course at the high school and the district-wide Wellness Initiative, came to life. Both the Carver and Valentine First Lego League teams competed in the Regional FLL competition, and Carver’s very own Carver Coding Crashers placed eighth in their rookie […]

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Our Donate Page is Down

In case you tried donating on our Donate page, you may have received an error. We are working to fix it and are sorry for the inconvenience. If you visited our page with the intention of donating before the end of the year, there are still three ways: Call our office at 626.299.7014 to submit […]

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Happy Winter Break!

With only a little over a week left in the 2018 tax year, there is still some time to donate your year-end gift to the San Marino Schools Foundation! The Foundation office will remain open with adjusted Holiday hours throughout the first week of Winter break, to ensure we receive your donation. Our revised schedule […]

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Year-End Giving Guide from the San Marino Schools Foundation

The Tax Cuts and Job Act, signed into law in December 2017, made a number of changes to our tax laws. It nearly doubles the standard deduction for individuals and families, limits the aggregate amount of state and local income taxes, including property taxes, that can be deducted, and reduces the cap on home mortgage […]

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Supporting STEM Opportunities for Our Children

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is a significant focus in our schools. From Elementary school to high school, our San Marino public schools have a number of STEM offerings. San Marino Schools Foundation supporters helped fund STEM programs within the District. One of these programs is the First Lego League at both elementary schools, […]

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New School Board Term

Congratulations to our newly sworn-in school board members. The San Marino Schools Foundation looks forward to working with you to support our children’s education Thank you to Nam Jack for your dedication, commitment, and service — as not only a board member but also a former Trustee of the San Marino Schools Foundation — to […]

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#GivingTuesday Success

The San Marino Schools Foundation hosted a successful #GivingTuesday campaign that raised over $68,000 in one day. By receiving donations through our Facebook fundraiser, through the mail, by phone, and online, we were able to exceed our original goal of $50,000. With over 60 people donating, this year’s #GivingTuesday was the most successful in Foundation […]

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Titan Wellness Center Opening

The district took a step toward building emotional resiliency in our children through the opening of the Titan Wellness Center. The center is one component of a district-wide Wellness Initiative across all schools and in all grade levels to address the stress and pressure our children face. The San Marino Schools Foundation thanks its supporters […]

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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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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.