THE CEDARS SCHOOL

Independent Education with a Catholic Ethos

For Boys aged 11 - 18

School office: 020 8185 7770

School email: enquiries@thecedarsschool.org.uk

Shield & Motto

Our School shield is a cedar tree within a circle of 12 stars.

Our motto, In Gaudio Serviamus –translates as – may we serve joyfully. We are here at the service of others and we wish to serve everyone cheerfully.

Our school shield is a cedar tree within a circle of twelve stars. Cedar trees grow in the grounds of the school and are symbolic of knowledge and spirituality. Virgil and other classical writers believed that the cedar represented incorruptibility.

The stars symbolise The Blessed Virgin Mary in the Book of Revelation (12:1). “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.”