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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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Donor Recognition Party

The San Marino Schools Foundation (SMSF) will be recognizing and saying thank you to its supporters at its annual Donor Recognition Party on Saturday, May 4. As Chris Maling, SMSF President, stated, “We use opportunities like the Donor Recognition Party to publicly thank the families that have stepped up to support our schools and students. […]

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Foundation Week is Only One Week Away!

To show our appreciation for our San Marino parents, students, community, and staff, SMSF is holding its Fourth Annual Foundation Week from April 15-19th. In addition to hosting fun activities at each school, local participating restaurants will give 20% of the proceeds made back to SMSF in support of our students. A big thank you […]

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Barth Athletic Complex Update

Cloudy skies and rainy days can’t keep the Barth Athletic Complex from moving forward. This week, the windows have been placed, the dry-walling of the classrooms proceeds, the beams in the wrestling room have been painted, and preparation to pour the concrete for the access ramps, amphitheater area on the north side, and plaza area […]

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Banners Are Here!

It is official – our SMSF Silver Ambassador Recognition event is upon us, and banners will be installed throughout the first weeks of April and taken down at the end of June. Thank you to all our generous supporters for making this recognition event, and everything that the Foundation does, possible!

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Caltech Research Course

New this year, San Marino High School Students have the opportunity to get real world STEM experience as student researchers at Caltech! Made possible by the collaboration with Caltech Professors and SMUSD parents Babak Hassibi, Julia Greer, Brian Stoltz and Chris Umans, this program provides a unique learning opportunity for our best students in the […]

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Banners Are Almost Here!

Don’t forget about our Huntington Drive Banner Campaign. There are only six days left to secure your banner placement along Huntington Drive! All donations go directly to supporting our San Marino schools, students, and community. Great schools and great communities go hand in hand. To donate, please feel free to give online, call the Foundation […]

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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.