To commemorate the community's success in Excellence Accelerated: The Campaign for Blake, the school launches a new seal.
- The winding road captures an iconic part of Blake and the non-linear, forward-looking nature of teaching and learning.
- Three trees honor Blake's three predecessor schools.
- Architectural details combine classic and contemporary Blake building design.
- The orientation of the seal is upward, outward and hopeful.
School seals have been a part of college and independent school culture for hundreds of years. Blake has been without an official seal since the merger of our three predecessor schools — Blake, Northrop Collegiate and Highcroft Country Day — in the early 1970s.
Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, a committee of Blake alumni, parents, grandparents, trustees, faculty and staff partnered in a creative process to design the seal. The group considered the historic use of seals at other independent schools and colleges, the unique history of Blake its and predecessor schools, and the elements and values that define Blake today. The seal honors this diversity of experiences while providing a unified illustrated vision for Blake's future.
Blake's class of 2019 will be the first to receive a Blake diploma stamped with the seal and it will appear on certificates students receive upon completing fifth and eighth grade. It will also be used on official Blake transcripts.