Seal, Motto, Hymn & Prayer
The St. Andrew’s Seal, designed by art teacher Lewis Hitt in 1978, contains a navy circular band, which surrounds a shield of the same color. On the circle is inscribed the school’s name and the date 1947, the year of its founding. The shield is divided into four sections by a red or white cross in the form of the Greek letter “chi,” whose shape recalls the cross on which Saint Andrew was martyred. The uppermost section contains a white magnolia, symbolizing Mississippi. The left section contains the Church shield, which is reminiscent of the school’s Anglican heritage. Complementing this on the right is the brightly shining lamp of learning. In the lower portion is the anchor of faith, which symbolizes the school’s Christian faith and recalls Saint Andrew’s vocation as a fisherman.
Finally, between the outer circle and the inner shield is the school motto, Inveniemus Viam Aut Faciemus. The motto, adopted by vote of the student body in 1979, is rendered in translation as “We will find a way, or we will make one.
The official St. Andrew’s hymn is “For All the Saints,” and is sung to the tune Sine Nomine.
St. Andrew's School Prayer
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who has blessed us
with the joy and care of children;
Bless, we pray you, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School;
Give our teachers, parents, and students light and strength so to train and learn, that all of us might love whatsoever things are true and pure and lovely;
Grant us grace to choose the good and to reject evil;
Give us knowledge and understanding of the mysteries of
All this we ask in the name of Him, who learned as a youth,
Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.