School Coat of Arms
The Saint John the Beloved Academy Coat of Arms is a cherished symbol of our school.
Above the crest is a dogwood tree, with the school motto, “Fides, Scientia, et Gaudium” written in the scroll. The dogwood is a symbol of rebirth and resurrection.
Blue symbolizes heaven, purity and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Red symbolizes the earth, and the virtue of love.
A cross spans the height and width of the shield and is a Christian symbol of Jesus Christ’s passion and death for the redemption of humanity.
The Torah with the symbols of the Alpha (A) and Omego (Ω), is a reference to Christ who is the beginning and the end, and is the fulfillment of scripture,
And is found in the book of Revelation
The eagle is a reference to our patron St. John the Beloved. Saint John the Beloved is often referred to in scripture as the disciple whom Jesus loved, and is the person to whom Jesus entrusted the care of his mother Mary to when he was on the cross. In scripture, he is known as one of the “Sons of Thunder” along with his brother St. James, and is also referred to as St. John the Evangelist, Apostle, and Disciple. He is the patron saint of love, loyalty, friendship, writers, and evangelists, just to name a few. Tradition holds, he is also author of the fourth Gospel and four other books in the New Testament – the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation. Christian symbolism often depicts him with a pen and an eagle. Our eagle is inspired by The Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript containing the four Gospels written in the ninth century.