Concord, Calif. (June 1, 2016) – On the last day of the school's 50th anniversary year, Carondelet High School unveiled a brand new school logo and redesigned website that reflects both the forward-looking spirit and proud legacy of the school.
The new logo has been a work in progress for more than a year. Prior to the 2015-16 school year, Carondelet introduced the 50th Anniversary logo that reflected the nostalgia of the past in a fresh and modern way. Now, as the anniversary year draws to a close, the 50th logo will be retired and a new school logo rich with symbolism has emerged.
"This iconic symbol reflects the promise and innovative spirit as well as the inspirational legacy of Carondelet High School," said Carondelet President Bonnie Cotter. "As we move ahead into our next 50 years, I am thrilled that we do so with a new logo that beautifully captures our tradition as a Sister of St. Joseph high school and our continued aspirations to deliver educational excellence for young women."
The new logo was developed through a partnership with students, parents, faculty, alumnae and board members, who participated in an intensive and inclusive process to provide input and ideas about what the new icon should convey. "Sophisticated," "empowering," "feminine" and "timeless" are just a few of the attributes that the task force identified as important to the new logo.
"The new logo captures what Carondelet is all about," said Meredith Happy, a 2016 graduate of the school and president of the 2016 Senior Council. "I love that it represents the strength and innovation of our school as well our Catholic traditions and values. It's a symbol I am proud of and am proud to wear."
Carondelet's official school crest has served as the traditional seal since the late 1960s and will continue to be used as the school symbol on official documents, such as diplomas and transcripts.
The new logo incorporates in its forward-looking design symbolic elements derived from the school's 50-year legacy. It includes, for example, a "C" for Carondelet drawn from the school's crest, as well as an embedded "CSJ," which is the acronym for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the religious order that founded the school. The logo is a cross, reflecting the school's Catholic traditions. The three main arms correspond to the school's mission of inspiring young women of heart, faith and courage, as well as to Carondelet's rich past, present and future.
In addition to releasing a new school logo, Carondelet debuted a redesigned website on Wednesday. The mobile-friendly site has a fresh new look, is easier to navigate, and features more photos and video of student life. The site now better reflects the vibrant spirit of the school and provides a great way for the school's community to stay up to date on all that is happening on and around the campus.
About Carondelet High School
Founded in 1965, Carondelet High School is a four-year Catholic college-preparatory school serving young women of the East Bay. Its mission is to inspire excellence by preparing young women to live with hearth, faith and courage in the Catholic tradition and spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph.