San Marino High School maintains a commitment to preparing students to have the knowledge, skills, integrity, and character necessary to become successful and productive people. Students, staff, parents, and the community work together to provide world-class programs that offer opportunities for students to compete at the highest levels in academics and in co-curricular activities in ways that help each student develop to his/her full potential.
The school board has established a vision that our schools will deliver a world-class education with recognized excellence in academics, arts, and athletics. Involvement in a range of activities is necessary to help you develop the skills that will give you the best chance for success in college and career. Clearly, you will have to work hard in your studies, but academics alone will not help you develop some of the key talents that are necessary to work successfully with others and to develop all of the positive aspects of your character. Involvement in co-curricular activities will help you develop the interpersonal, leadership, time management, and communication skills necessary for success.
Our continued recognition as one of the finest schools in California is dependent upon your determination and willingness to actively build on the incredible tradition of success for which the school is known. You can take pride in being part of that tradition. Despite the ongoing success of SHMS, we think that we can become even better. Achieving this, however, requires you to take an active role in sharing your ideas and being part of a team of students, staff, parents, and community who are dedicated to excellence.
We urge you to take advantage of all that is available as you participate in SMHS life. We are confident that if you commit yourself to do so, you will have great high school experience and be as prepared as possible for what comes your way after graduation. We look forward to sharing the coming school year with you and to helping you achieve your goals.
Mr. Jason Kurtenbach