March 2019

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 […]

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 […]

SMSF Grants Overview

On May 22, 2018, the San Marino Schools Foundation awarded grants totaling over $2.14 million to the San Marino Unified School District (SMUSD) that directly funded teachers and various enrichment programs. The San Marino Schools Foundation prioritizes its funding support to hire and retain highly qualified teachers. SMSF devoted over $2 million for 21 full-time […]

Congratulations to Michiko Lee!

The San Marino schools’ PTA and PTA Council held its 89th annual PTA Founder’s Day ceremony on Wednesday, March 13th honoring members of the community who have selflessly contributed their time and talents volunteering to both their schools and community. The San Marino Schools Foundation is proud to have one of the Founder’s Day honorees […]

SMHS Wellness Center Speaker Series

The Wellness Center at San Marino High School continues to expand its student activities by kicking off with “Everyday Heroes,” a lunchtime speaker series.  Laura Ives, SMHS School Counselor for Student Support and Intervention, says her goal for the program is to, “highlight amazing things that everyday people are doing.” She hopes that this speaker series demonstrates how making an […]

Curriculum and Instruction Town hall

The San Marino Schools Foundation, in collaboration with the District and SMUSD School Board, hosted our second townhall focusing on Curriculum and Instruction on Wednesday, March 6. Jason Kurtenbach, SMUSD Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, moderated the town hall, which utilized the Ask Me Anything format, an approach to prioritize pre-submitted questions from parents […]

Our Townhall is Tomorrow!

Don’t forget about our Curriculum and Instruction Townhall tomorrow Wednesday, March 6 from 7:00 to 8:45 pm at the Barth Community Room in the Crowell Public Library. There are still spots available! To RSVP, please visit We hope to see you there!

Huntington Drive Banners Are Coming Soon!

The San Marino Schools Foundation’s annual Banner Campaign is upon us, and it is a way for us to proudly thank all our Silver Ambassador and above donors for their support throughout the year. Banners will be up starting April 1 until the end of June. Want to see your name in lights? There is […]