Frequently Asked Questions



Who may attend San Marino Schools?
The only way to guarantee attendance in the San Marino Unified Schools is to establish residence within the District boundaries. Please note that owning or renting property in San Marino while living elsewhere does not constitute residency.  Students and Parents/Guardians must physically live within district boundaries on a full-time basis.  Please note that there are a few residences within the City of San Marino that are not in the school district. If you are unsure whether your property falls within District boundaries, please verify with the District Office.  There are a few addresses in the City of San Marino that are not in the District’s attendance area, so be sure to check. 

District officials and/or the San Marino Police Department verify residency by making home visits unannounced. When information is falsified or a student is found not to meet the requirements of residence he/she will be immediately withdrawn from school.

Can a child who is not a resident attend San Marino Schools?
A non-resident may only attend if the student has been admitted through the district’s inter-district attendance permit process (EC28204). Applications to SMUSD for inter-district permits will be accepted after May 1st for the following school year.

How can I find out if an address is within the San Marino Unified School District boundaries?
You may call 626-299-7000, ext.1316 or 1300 to verify an address.  

Important Note: If you have moved, you must verify your new address and present new documents at the District Office within 30 days of moving.

How do I contact the District Office?
You may call us at (626) 299-7000 or visit our website at The District Office is located at 1665 West Dr., San Marino, CA 91108. Our business hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.