The motto for Canyon Heights Academy expresses a noble standard: Semper Altius, Latin for “Always Higher.” We encourage our students to strive “always higher” in every situation — both where their talents help them excel naturally and also in challenging areas because the challenge helps build character and skill.
The top left corner is an extension of the school motto. The peaks of a rugged mountain range against the unending starlit sky communicates the far-reaching aspiration of Canyon Heights students.
The redwood tree in the top right corner symbolizes the state tree of California, CHA’s home state. The indigenous redwood, with its fire-resistant bark and towering height, represents the honor and strength of character found in Canyon Heights Academy students.
Pictured in the bottom left corner of the crest is a single torch illuminating an open book. The book symbolizes the academics taught at Canyon Heights Academy and the flame represents not only the light of knowledge but also the brilliance of Christ.
The bottom right corner features the armor of God and the breastplate of righteousness which Saint Paul admonished the Christians to wear in Ephesians. Canyon Heights Academy instructs its students to seek what is true and defend it against the enemies of truth.