The wheel on The Chapin School seal was chosen by Miss Chapin because it is the symbol of St. Catherine of Alexandria, the patron saint of philosophers, thinkers and educated women. Chapin's motto is "Fortiter et Recte," Bravely and Rightly.
“Remember that your school symbol is a wheel and that like it, education has no beginning that we can remember, no end that we can see… you have learned about Fortitude and Rectitude, and now we send you away, that life may teach you. Fortitude, you know, includes not only Courage, but Strength, Endurance, Patience – that one must be brave for others as well as for oneself.”
Maria Bowen Chapin