The cross which divides the shield into four 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.
The three broken chevrons correspond to the broken bones sustained by Johan Salla, the great grandfather of St. John Baptist De La Salle, in a battle against the Moors while serving as Chief Warrior of Atphonus the Chaste, King of Oviedo in Spain. The broken chevrons became part of the coat of arms of the family of St. John Baptist De La Salle.
A favorite Batangueño weapon of defense, the balisong attests to the Batangueños’ craftsmanship and symbolizes the bravery of what is nevertheless a peace-loving people.
Also known as the tree of life, the coconut tree is versatile and can ride the winds of change, the same characteristics which are common among Lipeños. 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; in fact, a few stables remain. The stallion represents strength, industry and the ability to conquer, qualities the Lasallians of Batangas should seek to possess.
The laurel leaves at the sides of the shield symbolize excellence which is part of De La Salle Lipa’s mission. Laurel leaves were used in ancient times as a symbol of achievements and excellence and are placed as a crown on the head of people who are in authority or those who excelled in a particular endeavor.
The five-pointed star above the shield symbolizes the Signum Fidei. It is a sign of faith and is the symbol of the De La Salle Brothers (Fraternum Scholarum Christianarum). The star, signifying faith, also means hope. The Sign of Faith is one of the hallmark virtues by which John Baptist De La Salle guided his educational enterprise.
The banners below the shield contain
a. the name of the school (De La Salle Lipa),
b. the year it was founded (1962),
c. the initials of our country (R.P. – Republic of the Philippines); and
d. the Latin phrase “Crescit Gratia Virtuteque” which literally means “He grew in grace and wisdom”. This phrase was lifted from the Holy Gospel according to Luke, chapter 2 verses 40-42 indicating how the child Jesus grew up. This should be the same way our students should grow and the rest of the members of the school community should develop.