The Academy’s name refers to Saint Alexander of Jerusalem. The Christological importance of Jerusalem should resonate with all Christians.
Saint Alexander was a bishop in Cappadocia and, later, in Jerusalem. He studied at the famous Christian school of Alexandria, which was led by Clement of Alexandria at that time. One of Saint Alexander’s contributions to education was the building of a library in Jerusalem. He was imprisoned for his faith during the time of Roman Emperor Alexander Severus and Emperor Decius before dying a martyr in AD 251.
The cross represents the school’s Christian identity. The Jersualem cross design is used as a reference to the Academy’s school name patron — Saint Alexander of Jerusalem.
The lions represent greatheartedness.
Key of Knowledge
The key symbolizes the key of knowledge. τὴν κλεῖδα τῆς γνώσεως
Torch of Truth
The torch of truth symbolizes learning.
Mountain and Water
The mountain and water represent natural beauty and the school’s commitment to include outdoor engagement as an important aspect of each student’s education. They also symbolize our call to be good stewards of God’s creation.
The school motto, In Tenebris Lux (A Light in the Darkness), is inspired by the opening of Saint John’s gospel (John 1:5). The motto keeps the focus on Christ, the “Light of the world” (John 8:12).
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