1. THE RIBBONS
The crown ribbon bears the School motto in Latin:”Pro Deo et Patria.”The base ribbon contains the School name:”Ateneo de Zamboanga.
2. THE JESUIT MONOGRAM
Bears the first three letters of the name of Jesus in Greek-lota,Sigma or JES
3.THE CROSS AND NAILS
Found within the Jesuit Monogram symbolized Jesus Christ’s Holy Passion.
4. PRO DEO ET PATRIA
The shcool motto Pro Deo et Patria-for God and Country.
5. COAT OF ARMS
At the center of thr shield is the coat of arms of the Oñaz family, the maternal line of St Ignatius, red diagonal stripes against a field of gold presented diagonally from the top left to the bottom right.
6. CROSS & VINTA
Found within the shield, the cross represents the Christian character of the school, while the vinta, the diverse culture in southwestern Mindanao wgere the school is located.
This circular space enclose the elements of the seal.
8.TWO WOLVES & A TWO-EARED POT
Or in Spanish, lobos y olla, from which the name Loyola is contracted, signify generosity and strength in war.
9. TORCH & BOOK
The lighted torch atop an open book inside the shield symbolizes the light ang knowledge of education.
10. THE UNIVERSITY NAME
The name of the svhool ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA.
11. THE GLORIOUS SUNBURST
Emanating from the name of Jesus are the blue and white rays that signify his gifts and grace for all.