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Superintendent's Welcome

Welcome to the San Mateo-Foster City School District’s website. Here you will find information about our 20 outstanding public schools located in San Mateo and Foster City. These 20 schools ...more

News & Announcements

SM-FCSD Superintendent Cyndy Simms to Retire
At the Thursday, January 22, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting, Superintendent Simms announced that she would be retiring at the end of this school year.  Dr. Simms has been the Superintendent of the San Mateo-Foster City School District si... Continue
Posted by: Amber Farinha
Published: 1/27/15

New Magnet Theme to LEAD the Way at Horrall!
LEAD Elementary School is leading the way while emerging in the 2015-2016 school year as a new TK-5 magnet school with an integrated and balanced focus on Literacy and Digital Arts.  At LEAD, the goal is to empower students by prioritizing li... Continue
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Posted by: Amber Farinha
Published: 1/26/15

New District Montessori and STEAM Programs
District Montessori Program - The SM-FCSD is now offering a K-8 Montessori program at two school campuses – North Shoreview and Parkside.  Parents should apply online for an intradistrict transfer by February 6, 2015 and indicate t... Continue
Posted by: Amber Farinha
Published: 1/17/15

Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten Information Meetings
If you were unable to attend one of the San Mateo-Foster City School District's Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Information Meetings on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 please click here to review the follow... Continue
Posted by: Amber Farinha
Published: 1/14/15

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Math Pathways Presentation
The following presentation was shared at Highlands PTA meeting on November 25, 2014.  The presentation was presented by Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, Mary Kay Going and Secondary Math Teacher on Special Assignment from SMUHS... Continue
Posted by: Amber Farinha
Published: 11/26/14

Our Vision

The San Mateo-Foster City School District educates and inspires students to live, lead, and learn with integrity and joy.

Our Mission

Our students are prepared to positively impact a dynamic and diverse world as they:

  • Develop life and career skills through academic excellence and personal wellness
  • Become critical thinkers while taking responsible risks in their learning
  • Acquire and exchange knowledge through collaboration and effective communication
  • Utilize creativity and technology to maximize their potential
  • Demonstrate socially responsible citizenship
Today: 1/29/15

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