Our School Seal
In addition to identifying our physical location and the year of our founding, our seal contains the history of our school. The Justin-Siena High School seal embodies the icons of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael (who co-sponsored the school through the 2005-06 academic year) and the De La Salle Christian Brothers.
The original black and white cross, or Fleury, has been associated with Dominicans since the 13th century and indicates a spiritual ideal in spreading the Gospel of Christ by preaching and teaching. The five-pointed star signifies the sign of faith, which guides all Christian Brothers and Lasallian partners in their vocation of Christian education.
The shield containing these two icons symbolizes the Dominican shield which first appeared in the early 15th century when the Order of Preachers began using the shield as a coat-of-arms for identification. Finally, Sempre Avanti heralds the legacy of the Brothers, and more specifically, Justin High School. Meaning always forward, these words appeared on the original school seal of Justin High School representing a commitment always to look forward and to uphold a high standard for preparing students to serve and to lead in an ever-changing world.