Our School Logo — the “Joy Symbol” Explained

The logo of Living Wisdom School, a private PreK-8 school in Palo Alto, California.

Our school logo represents each child’s journey toward ever-greater happiness, wisdom, and joy.

The mountain peak represents our soul’s aspiration to embrace ever wider vistas of awareness, through extending our friendship, kindness, and compassion to others. The lines of the mountain’s sides are soft, reflecting a joyous, natural, step-by-step ascent.

The lines continue upward in the flight of a bird, as it soars lightly upward, gathering wisdom and joy. Finally, the bird descends toward earth again, eager to share its new-found treasures with all.