We are looking for a logo for our homeschool, so that we can proudly wear hats, t-shirts, etc.
The name of the school is “Tanglewood Academy”, which is named for the street where we live.
We picture a traditional school crest, like a prep school or university might have.
We would definitely like the name of the school on the logo. The school was established 2007, with the birth of our first (twin) children.
A slogan for our school is “Genesis 21:12”; just telling you, but not sure if/how it could fit on the logo. Cool if it could.
We are a (reform) Jewish family, but we do NOT want any overt religious symbolism on the logo. I have had the idea of hidden symbolism in the logo, but wouldn’t want it overt at all; just the sort of stuff that MAYBE a fellow Jew might recognize subtly. For example, I wondered about the ribbon at the bottom of the logo, having a hint of being a tallis (prayer shawl); but again, has to be super subtle/hidden for our privacy.
Our working mission statement is: “We aim to cooperate, learn and grow together, as a family, in order to raise and educate our children for the present and future, to become broadly-intelligent, moral, socially responsible, free thinking, independent, functioning members of their community, society and world. We aim to foster an attitude and love for life-long learning, an appreciation for their rich heritage, a sense of the importance of tikkun olam.”
Prefer navy and white. A bit of yellow, red, green ok. If we do embroidery on hats etc, its probably cheaper if we don’t have too many color/thread changes.
A bit of background on us, in case it helps with creativity, but does not need to be included:
We have 4 children (3 boys and a girl). We live in the Pacific Northwest. Our children are dual Canadian-American citizens, and we aim to have a well-rounded, broad education. We homeschool to grow further as a family.
Symbols we would like included:
Douglas Fir trees (more than 1) (local, nature, favorite trees)
Books (symbol of scholarship)
World/globe (Travel, understanding the global world, anti-ethnocentrism)
Guinea pig (symbolic of kindness to animals) - thinking more general now - like maybe 1 guinea pig, 1 (beta) fish, 1 paw print for a dog, and/or other symbol of wildlife like bird? It is meant to show general kindness to animals.
Family or some symbol of being family; if needing another symbol to balance out a crest.
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