The crest of Pinnacle Classical Academy has several elements that each reflect an essential quality or foundational belief of the school.
The cluster of three acorns in the top left corner signifies the triune nature of God, and the joining of the stem represents the unity of the Trinity. The acorn itself symbolizes potential and strength, for from the tiny acorn grows the mighty oak tree. PCA believes that each child is created in the image of God, and by God’s grace has great potential. It is our prayer at PCA that through the saving power of Christ each student might grow to serve Him mightily as an instrument of His grace.
The book in the top right quadrant represents the Holy Bible, the inspired word of God, who is Himself Truth. There is only one book because the founders of PCA believe that there is only one source of Truth. Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but through [Him].” God’s truth is the foundation of PCA, and it is the Board’s desire that every PCA activity will be filtered through this truth.
Residing in the bottom left quadrant is the owl, which traditionally symbolizes wisdom. The founders of PCA believe, according to Scripture, that true wisdom comes from God and that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. PCA desires to cultivate true wisdom in the hearts of its students so that they might come to love the Lord God completely with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
In the bottom right quadrant there is a honeycomb. Honey is an ancient symbol of eloquence. Not only does PCA hope to instill wisdom in each of its students, but we also desire to train each student to eloquently present such wisdom. Then they may confidently present the truths of Scripture as effective servants of Jesus Christ in the midst of a fallen and broken world.
Two laurel branches support the crest. In ancient Greece and Rome, a laurel wreath would have been awarded to the victorious competitor in a sporting event. Laurel branches have since come to represent the classical world. PCA’s approach to teaching and learning is rooted in the classical methodology developed by the Greeks and Romans, so it is fitting that the crest is encircled by these laurel branches.
Superintending the entire image is the cross, the Christian symbol of Jesus and His completed work. He died for our sins and imputes to each and every one who believes His perfect righteousness. Behind everything at PCA lies this essential hope and trust, that our eternal salvation has been secured by a God who loves us enough to die for us and adopt us as His own. To abandon this belief is to abandon everything for which PCA was founded.
This crest was created through the collaboration of Kaitlin Monroe and Holley Peters. Kaitlin’s generous donation of her artistic talents along with her knowledge of graphic design made this crest possible. For this, PCA extends its sincerest gratitude.