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Samuel Northrup & Mary Tenney Castle – Committed Advocates for Early Childhood Education
Stephanie Jones

For over 27 years, the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation has been a great friend and loyal supporter of St. Andrew's Schools. First as lead donors to the gymnasium capital campaign in 1990, and now for capital improvements to the Queen Emma Preschool, the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation has long partnered with St. Andrew's Schools in fulfilling the Foundation's mission to improve the lives of Hawaii's children and families by improving the quality and quantity of early education.

Thanks to a generous gift of $55,000 in 2016-17 from the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation, the Queen Emma Preschool successfully completed a full kitchen renovation and a partial bathroom upgrade, which accommodates the high-volume usage and production of healthy daily meals for 134 preschool children and 24 faculty and staff.

Queen Emma Preschool, located in lush Pali Valley, has long provided preschool children with a high-quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment.

Mahalo to the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation for helping us provide healthy and nutritious meals for our keiki!