Open Door Christian Schools Unveils New Logo and Identity

Open Door Christian Schools unveiled a new brand identity in advance of the 2015-2016 academic year. Inspired by the School's Patriot Principles (God, Identity, Relationships, and Responsibility), the new Open Door Christian identity represents the bold vision of "Equipping Disciples through Exemplary Education."

Open Door Christian Schools unveiled a new brand identity in advance of the 2015-2016 academic year.

Approaching its 40th anniversary, Open Door Christian is focused more than ever on the importance of Christian education.

Inspired by the School’s Patriot Principles (God, Identity, Relationships, and Responsibility), the new Open Door Christian identity represents the bold vision of “Equipping Disciples through Exemplary Education.”

At the heart of the identity is the Shield: a symbol combining elements that represent the purpose, character, and culture of Open Door Christian Schools: the cause of Christ, the heart of a disciple, and the shield of faith. These characteristics unify the Open Door Christian community, and differentiate Open Door Christian from other schools in Northern Ohio.

Denver Daniel, Head of Schools for Open Door Christian Schools, states: “Our new logo is meant to be more than a visual that simply catches the eye.  We love the design itself; but even more the manner in which the design connects to our identity.  The cross, shield, and subtle internal heart shape displays for all who we want our students to become: life long followers of Christ who depend on Him.”

The logo was introduced to and students, parents, and school community in this way “Inspired by the Patriot Principles, the heart of our identity is the Shield: a symbol combining elements that represent the purpose, character, and culture of Open Door Christian Schools: the cause of Christ, the heart of a disciple, and the shield of faith.”

Open Door Christian worked with the Ohio branding agency Aespire to create the new school identity, athletic Patriot identity, and athletic ‘Riots Squad fan identity. The new logo was announced early in the summer to enable the school to integrate the logo and its design elements into the campus and all communications. | Visit Aespire to view a case study of the branding project.

Founded in 1976, Open Door Christian Schools (ODCS) is a premier co-educational, college preparatory school serving Christian families with children from preschool-grade 12 in Northern Ohio. Our mission, in partnership with the family and local church, is the salvation, the discipleship, and the education for life and service of the students entrusted to its care.

Located in Elyria, Ohio, Open Door Christian is the largest private Christian school in the region. Open Door Christian’s accreditations include the Ohio Department of Education (preschool) and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI, Preschool-12th grade). The school is also accredited through the North Central Association, under the authority of Advanced Ed, the region’s premier accrediting agency. ODCS is one of only 12 schools in the state to be dually accredited by ACSI and Advanced Ed.

Contact:
Denver Daniel, Head of Schools
ddaniel@odcs.org
440-322-6386
Open Door Christian Schools

Learn more about Open Door Christian Schools:

  • ODCS.org
  • https://www.facebook.com/ODCS.Patriots

Categories: Religion, Public Schools, Education

Tags: Branding, Christian, Education


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