Mini farm: chickens and rabbits take up residence at Sainte-Anne Academy!September 25, 2017
CiSA will have a women’s flag football team in the RSEQ!May 18, 2017
Sainte-Anne Academy introduces a Hogwarts-style system of housesMarch 16, 2017
New offerings at the Collège Sainte-Anne summer campFebruary 10, 2017
A summer spent learning French or English in the heart of Montréal, the city of festivals!January 31, 2017
Diver and Sainte-Anne graduate Vincent Riendeau meets with Sainte-Anne students and reflects on his first OlympicsNovember 09, 2016
Arms: Blue is the official colour of the Collège Sainte-Anne de Lachine. The stripe represents the Lachine Canal, which runs alongside the college. The fleur-de-lis represents the location of the college in Quebec.
The two keys symbolize the acquisition of the Simpson Manor by the Sisters of Saint Anne on May 1, 1861, as well as the ceremony at which the Sisters were presented the key to the main door. The keys also represent the institution as a guardian of knowledge passed down for generations from teachers to students. Education is the key to success, as demonstrated by the success of the college’s graduates.
The college’s newspaper is also called La Clé.
Crest: The crest depicts the dome of the main building of the Collège Sainte-Anne de Lachine, completed in 1889. This dome is one of the architectural jewels of Quebec. The cross at the summit symbolizes the Sisters of Saint Anne, the original proprietors of the college. The open book represents the college’s educational mission.
Motto: COGNOSCI UT MELIUS FACIAS, meaning “To know so as to better do”, has been the motto of the Collège Sainte-Anne de Lachine for many years.
Supporters: The supporters represent the Centre d’activités du Collège Sainte-Anne (CACSA), the mascot of which is a dragon. The lanterns symbolize the Lachine lighthouse. A symbol of light and an indispensable tool for guides, they represent the path to success and the role of teachers.
The comportment represents the authorization that the Sisters of Saint Anne received to use stones from the Lachine Canal to expand the college.
Original concept of Manon Labelle, Miramichi Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
Painter: David Farrar
Calligrapher: Doris Wionzek
Sainte-Anne … ONE STEP AHEAD.
Education needs to be reinvented.
Teaching methods need to be transformed.
Now is the time to look to the future and develop our full potential.
Now is the time to nurture values of leadership and cooperation.
Now is the time to prepare responsible, committed citizens of tomorrow.
Let us make room for personalized programs,
be open to the opportunities offered by technology
and have enough courage to step outside our comfort zone.
Now is the time to see the world in a new light.
Let us encourage individual achievement.
Let us train critical thinkers.
Let us cultivate talent.
Let us support passions.
Now is the time to move forward and to be
ONE STEP AHEAD.
— Manifesto (2014)
The Sainte-Anne parent brand is represented by a simplified version of our coat of arms, traced in black. It preserves the essence and elegance of our original coat of arms while giving it a more modern feel.
The three diagonal lines inside the blazon symbolize the students and their journey at the Academy.
The diagonal stripe of the elementary school is reused, but is filled in. It expresses the wealth of knowledge that students acquire over the course of their secondary studies.
The circle acts as a seal of approval, which validates the quality of students’ work. The gradation of the blazon symbolizes the climb toward a professional career.
The diagonal stripe represents the visual link that unites our three schools overseen by the foundation. It displays the key of Sainte-Anne, a symbol of access to knowledge.
The waves represent the proximity to the Lachine Canal and the rays are symbolic of summer. The lines at the bottom represent the learning that takes place during the children’s time at camp.