Meet the Grace Classical Academy mascot – the pelican.
The Pelican is a Christian symbol used in medieval times that denotes the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and is representative of atonement and redemption. The pelican was thought to have pierced its own breast to feed its young with its blood and save them from starvation. As the embodiment of self-sacrifice, the bird came to be likened to Christ readily giving up his life and blood for the spiritual nourishment of other people and thus, became the ideal symbol for reparation and salvation.
Being in Southwest Florida, the Pelican is a common sight and therefore a good reminder to our students to be charitable and kind to others. As parents we are reminded to nurture the precious gifts God has blessed us with – our children.