The fundamental purpose of St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic School is to provide an enriching and distinctive Roman Catholic education while engaging students in the ever-changing dynamic of today’s society. The school aims to ensure the transmission of those Roman Catholic values essential for developing intelligent, responsible citizens. St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic School has educated thousands of students in the Roman Catholic tradition, giving them the moral and academic foundation from which to develop prosperous and fulfilling careers.
The School Crest
The four symbols within the crest are divided by the X-shaped cross which is the symbol of St. Andrew himself. The lamp of learning signifies the pursuit of knowledge. Mary, Help of Christians holding the infant baby, Jesus signifies our love and devotion to her for our spiritual guidance . The pelican feeding her young symbolizes not only the state of Louisiana and the Archdiocese of New Orleans, but also the sacrifices of Jesus that gave us eternal life. The bread and wine of the Eucharist completes the inner crest, indicating that Catholic formation provides the foundation for all endeavors of the school.
Below the crest, the motto is visually depicted with the words, “Da Mihi Animas Cetera Tolle” meaning “Give me souls, take away all else!”. Olive branches encircling the crest signify the school’s strong commitment to peace, tolerance, and harmony.