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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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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
#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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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.Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]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.