The cross symbolizes the school@s adherence to Catholic values and traditions, which are embodied in the teachings of the founder, St. John Baptist de la Salle.
Johan Salla, Warrior in Chief of Atphonus the Chaste, King of Oviedo, expelled the Moors from Urgel and reestablished the Episcopal See in 818. The broken legs he sustained during combat as he fought side by side with his king are the origin of the broken chevrons on the De La Salle@s coat of arms.
A favorite Batangueño weapon of defence, the balisong attests to the Batangueños’ craftsmanship and symbolizes the bravery of what is nevertheless a peace-loving people.
THE COCONUT TREE
The coconut tree is versatility and the ability to ride the winds of change. It is fitting, then, that the very site where DLSL was built in 1962 was a plantation of the tree of life, now immortalized in the school’s coat of arms.
Lipa’s cool climate makes it perfect for breeding horses and, in fact, a few stables still remain. The Stallion represents strength, industry and the ability to conquer, qualities the Lasallians of Batangas should seek to possess.