Cardinal Newman Academy’s crest illustrates significant elements of our vision for the school.
Upper Left Quadrant
The upper left quadrant derives from the crest of John Henry Newman, whose motto was ‘cor ad cor loquitur,’ or, ‘heart speaks to heart.’
The three hearts represent the three Divine Persons of the Trinity and the horizontal line symbolizes their mutual love and personal relationship.
Education at Cardinal Newman Academy is not simply concerned with communicating information, but rather with hearts shaping hearts in community.
Upper Right Quadrant
The use of these symbols manifests that Christ is at the forefront of education at Cardinal Newman Academy. The fundamental principle guiding our education is what Pope Francis calls “the Christian proposal, namely Jesus Christ as the meaning of life, of the cosmos and of history.”
Lower Left Quadrant
The dome also signifies our commitment to incorporate the cultural, historic, and scientific opportunities of our Richmond location throughout our academic program.
Lower Right Quadrant
Through the beauty of the natural world, we come to know God and His goodness. An appreciation of the natural order fuels every scientific endeavor, and the recognition of nature’s order and beauty is an essential step on the road to grasping truth and training the next generation in responsibility for their task.