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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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
Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing Dads in our community. We hope everyone enjoys a safe and relaxing Father’s Day weekend. Without the wonderful San Marino fathers and parents, our community wouldn’t be the same. Many of you chose San Marino schools because they are the best in the state of California. As […]Read More
Have you ever wondered why donating to SMSF is essential? Or what would happen to SMUSD without the Foundation’s support and commitment? During the 17-18 Annual Campaign year, donations funded 21 teaching positions across all four school sites. Without these SMSF donations and funding from other local sources, like the PTAs and Parcel Taxes, class […]Read More
Congratulations to San Marino High School Seniors Olivia Cameron, Baxton Chen, Kyana Huang, and Hannah Huynh. They each earned $1,000 scholarship for college from the Leslie Noelle LienJun Mar Scholarship. The Leslie Noelle LienJun Mar Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who exemplify Leslie Mar’s model of engaging diverse interests pursued with passionate and enthusiastic […]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.