During the 2006-07 school year, the first students to attend SAA participated in a school mascot contest. Many designs were submitted by the students, and a winner was chosen: Syracuse Arts Academy Dragons. The winning mascot was then re-designed by SAA parent Todd Harris, a professional Disney artist.
In 2014 a dragons claw holding a medallion became apart of our school logo, representing the older students as well as the younger. With the generous help of Deanna Reeves, Jr. High Art Teacher and Ben Borchert, a long time parent volunteer a new academic logo was also developed, which represents everything great about Syracuse Arts Academy.
The school also added a live mascot in 2014, Fortis, meaning brave, strong, courageous and powerful, the perfect representative for Syracuse Arts Academy.