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Baja Cauca, Escuela Normal Superior de


image by Ivan Sache, 23 October 2014

Escuela Normal Superior de Baja Cauca (Lower Cauca) was established in Caucasia (Antioquia Department) by Departmental Resolution No. 1,782 of 22 September 1998.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided orange-white-orange. Orange is the school's colour, representing joy, vigour and harmony with the natural environment. White represents peace, purity, and transparency.
Source: http://www.normalsuperiordelbajocauca.edu.co/Simbolos_Bamdera_Institucionales.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 23 October 2014


Bella Suiza, Liceo


image by Ivan Sache, 28 July 2014

Liceo Bella Suiza is located in the Bella Suiza housing estate, part of the municipality of Cali (Valle del Cauca Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided wine red-white-golden yellow with the institute's emblem in the middle of the white stripe. Wine red is a symbol of leadership, love, and passion. White is a symbol of honesty, transparency, sincerity, and peace. Golden yellow is a symbol of spiritual resources, joy, strength, and organization of the youth.
The emblem of the institute has the same colours as the flag. The two concentric, red wine disks and the border symbolize knowledge, the institutional values, and harmony. The inner disk is charged with the institute's mascot - a bee- and the white writing "EXCELENCIA - VALORES" (Excellence - Values). The outer disk is inscribed with the institute's name written in white letters.
The mascot of the institute is a bee, a symbol of perseverance and commitment to work, required for continuous improvement and the achievement of our goals.
Source: http://unogroupusa.com/liceobellasuiza/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=67 - Institute's website
Photos (Gallery "Izada de Bandera 30 / Septiembre de 2013)
[On the flag in actual use, the emblem does not overlap the coloured stripe as shown on the drawing of the flag on the institute's website.]
Ivan Sache, 28 July 2014


Bello, Instituto Preuniversitario de


image by Zoltan Horvath, 25 November 2014


image by Zoltan Horvath, 25 November 2014

On October 22 I passed by the offices of the IPB (Instituto Preuniversitario de Bello) (Pre University Institution of Bello), located in Bello.
It was established in 1988.
Source: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__Gl94gb-azI/SXfI6MHu9WI/AAAAAAAAAQU/lpQgyMWyRJU/s1600-h/989205_G.jpg
Its flag is located here. However, the flag I saw seems to be the flag with the logo in the middle.
Image of flag.
I think (since I saw the flag folded, I didn't have a chance to see it all) it is this version, since there are no colors faded in the picture, nor I recall having seen like that, so it's just plain colors with the logo and the name of the institution below, as drawn.
For additional information go to: IPB (Instituto Preuniversitario de Bello) 
Esteban Rivera, 25 November 2014

Well, the photograph shows the hoist in part to be blue, so to begin with it's not derived from the flag with the white hoist triangle. Assuming the charge is in the centre, to have it hang in front of the bottom hoist corner, the flag would have to be circa. 3:5. So, if only the blue part of the flagstaff were the hoist, it hanging so much lower would suggest a much longer flag. It would seem more likely that the white part is not the staff, but is part of the hoist as well: A shorter, e.g. 2:3 flag with the hoist blue over white. A likely candidate would be two stripes blue over white.
The charge does seem to have the i and the tip of the p, from the logo. They seem to be within a rectangle of sorts, with one corner very close to the dividing line of blue and white. That rectangle then appears to be on a disk a bit smaller then the charge of the national flag next to it. (For what would be the bottom of the disk it seems to merge with the white.) That whole construct doesn't seem to make sense, except if, like the national flag, the flag is rotated. In that case the vertical edge of the logo box are actually aligned with the diagonal of the flag, to make it come out upright with the flag furled as it is here. Imagining a full circle and considering the p in the logo extends lower than the i, I'd say there's not going to be much room for other lettering than the ipb in the logo box.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 08 April 2015


Benedictino de Santa María, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 5 July 2014

Colegio Benedictino de Santa María was established on 17 February 1958 in Envigado (Antioquia Department).

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-white-yellow, merging the Marian and Papal banners. The flag to be used during special events is charged with the institute's emblem in the middle of the white stripe.

Blue is the colour of the Blessed Virgin, as a source of life and a symbol of water, and of infinite space and unstained heavens. White is the fusion of all colours, therefore a symbol of unity, family, and peace. Yellow is a symbol of light, energy, spirit, joy, strong-mindedness; it is the colour of God and of the sun.
http://www.colegiobenedictino.edu.co/index.php/bandera


image by Ivan Sache, 5 July 2014

The emblem of the institute is made of three parts. The yellow crown outlined in black recalls the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia and of the Montserrat monastery, founder of the Santa María de la Asunción monastery in Envigado. The blue shield is charged with a white flying dove holding in the beak a branch of olive, a symbol of peace. The dove recalls Christopher Columbus, Colombia's namesake; "columba" means "a dove" in Latin. The two waves in the base of the shield represent the two most important rivers in Colombia, Magdalena and Cauca, which were the very first means of transportation and spread of culture. The yellow scroll placed beneath the shield is inscribed with the Latin motto of the institute, "FIDES QUARENS INTELLECTUM", "Faith in Search of Understanding", a motto coined by St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109).
http://www.colegiobenedictino.edu.co/index.php/escudo - Institute's website


Bernardo Uribe Londoño, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 10 September 2014

Institución Educativa Bernardo Uribe Londoño was established in La Ceja (Antioquia Department) by Ordinance No. 24 of 30 November 1966, as Liceo Agropecuario Bernardo Uribe Londoño. Colegio Bernardo Uribe Londoño was established by Municipal Resolution No. 25 of 5 February 2000 as the merger of Liceo Bernardo Uribe Londoño and of Escuela Urbana Integrada Los Leones. Institución Educativa Bernardo Uribe Londoño was eventually established by Departmental Resolution No. 528 of 23 January 2003, as the merger of Colegio Bernardo Uribe Londoño, Escuela Urbana Justo Pastor Mejia, and Escuela Urbana Obreros de Cristo. The institute is named for Dr. Bernardo Uribe Londoño, a noted doctor.
Source: http://www.iebul.edu.co/ - Institute's website
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-dark blue with the institute's emblem in the middle. The white stripe is a symbol of transparency and peace. The lower stripe is a symbol of immensity, deepness, and tranquillity that leads to knowledge in a tolerant, harmonious and respectful environment.
Source: http://www.iebul.edu.co/test/bandera - Institute's website
The emblem of the institute features a shield vertically divided white-dark blue, recalling the colours of the flag and of the student's uniform. The rings with the colour of the flag of La Ceja (yellow, red, and  green) represent integrity and unity, while their diagonal display  represents activity and the dynamism of the parents, educationalists, and students. The words written inside the rings ["SABER3, To Know; [SERVIR], To Serve; [PROGRESAR], To Progress] express each aspect of the institute's mission and vision.
Source: http://www.iebul.edu.co/test/escudo - Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 10 September 2014


Bet-El, Liceo


image by Ivan Sache, 30 July 2014

Liceo Bet-El was established in 2005 in Suba (Bogotá) by the Baptist Church. The institute is named for Hebrew words meaning "House of God".
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided orange-blue with the institute's emblem in the middle. Blue represents the Celestial Town. Orange is the combination of yellow, representing science and knowledge of God, and red, representing blood and love of Christ.
The emblem of the college is made of an open book charged with a fire and a globe, and "DIOS" (God) in yellow letters. Beneath the book is a scroll inscribed with the institute's name in black letters. The front side of the book is inscribed with "AMOR" (Love) and "SABIDURIA" (Knowledge).
Source: http://simbolosbetel.blogspot.fr/ - Unofficial institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 30 July 2014


Bethlemitas, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 25 December 2002

Colegio Bethlemitas is located in Medellin. It was founded on 10 February 1947, as Colegio del Sagrade Corazo'n de Jesu's (School of the Sacred Heart of Jesus), and renamed Colegio Bethlemitas in 1972. The flag has a white field with two red triangles placed in upper hoist and lower fly, respectively, and the shield of the school placed in the middle of the flag. Red stands for the Sacred Heart, symbol of love, and dynamism and creativity. White stands for peace, purity and candor.
The shield is tierced per bend. Its upper part, in chief, is yellow with the red Sacred-Heart crowned with  spines. Yellow symbolizes the sun, the fire, nobleness and charity. Its lower part, in point, is blue with a yellow lamp, which symbolizes the scientific thought. Blue symbolizes justice, gentleness, innocence and devotion. The bend bears the Latin motto Virtus et Sapientia (Virtue and Wisdom), in blue capital letters. Bethlemitas and Medellin are written above and below the shield respectively, in blue capital letters. The whole is inscribed on a grey coat.
Source: <www.bethlemitas.edu.co> located by Dov Gutterman .
Ivan Sache, 25 December 2002


Beth Shalom Gimnasio Campestre


image by Ivan Sache, 14 November 2010

Colegio Bilingüe Beth Shalom was established in 2000 in Bucaramanga by Pastors Carlos Orlando Anaya and Emperatriz Arenas de Anaya, founding members in 1986 of the Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana de Fe y Restauración. In 2010, the institute set up a "strategic partnership" with Beth Shalom Gimnasio Campestre de Bogotá and was renamed Beth Shalom Gimnasio Campestre. "Beth Shalom" means "The House of Peace" in Hebrew.
The flag of the institute is white with the institute's emblem in the middle. White is a symbol of purity, holiness and transparency.
The emblem of the institute is circular, the circle being the perfect geometric shape. It features a dove, representing peace and the Holy Ghost, and ending as a house charged in the middle with a yellow square. This element represents the people's heart and the house's windows, which allow looking at the outside word, as well as light supplied by the Holy Ghost. The institute's name is written in gray letters beneath the emblem. Blue is a symbol of depth, knowledge and intelligence, seriousness, safety, trust, harmony, and friendship. These elements are supplied by God. Yellow is a symbol of felicity, strength, power, and light. These elements are supplied by the Holy Ghost. Gray is a symbol of generosity, management and humanitarian skills, and independence. These elements are required to accomplish the missions assigned by God.
Source: http://www.bethshalom.edu.co/subsecciones.asp?id_subseccion=3 - Institute website
Ivan Sache, 31 July 2014

Colegio Bilingüe Beth Shalom


image by Ivan Sache, 14 November 2010

"Colegio Bilingüe Beth Shalom" was founded in 2000 in Bucaramanga by Pastors Carlos Orlando Anaya and Emperatriz Arenas de Anaya, founding members of the "Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana de Fe y Restauración" in 1986. The name of the institute, "Beth Shalom", means "The House of Peace" in Hebrew.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is vertically divided blue-red-blue, with thin white stripes separating the fields, and the emblem of the institute in canton.
Blue represents depth, knowledge and intelligence, as well as seriousness, safety, confidence, harmony and friendship. It is the colour of God.
Red represents love and passion, as well as vitality, joy and dynamism. It is the colour of the sacrified blood of Jesus.
White represents purity, health and transparency. It is the colour of the Holy Spirit.
The emblem of the institute is made of a white shield charged with five curved stripes of four different colours representing the values of the institute, love (red), service (blue), truth (green), justice and transparency (yellow). The colours also recall the flags of Colombia and Bucaramanga. Upon the lower right part of the shield is placed the circular emblem of the "Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana de Fe y Restauración", patron of the institute. Upon the upper left part of the shield is placed another circular emblem, white with a schematic, red representation of a student and an open book.
Ivan Sache, 10 January 2009


Betulia, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 08 September 2014

Institución Educativa Betulia is located in the village of Betulia, part of the municipality of Momil (Córdoba Department)
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-yellow-green.
Source: http://ce-betulia.wikispaces.com/SIMBOLOS+DE+NUESTRO+CENTRO+EDUCATIVO - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 08 September 2014


Birmingham, Liceo


image by Ivan Sache, 05 September 2017

Liceo Birmingham was established on 10 September 2004 in Kennedy - Ciudad Tintal (Bogotá) by Patricia Edith Vargas Nova and Henry Durán Nova, as Liceo Psicopedagógico La Villa del Saber. Relocated in 2012 to Kennedy Central, the institute was renamed Liceo Birmingham the same year, to highlight bilingual English-Spanish classes.
Source: Institute's website

The flag of Liceo Birmingham is horizontally divided orange-blue, with three white stars placed at hoist in the orange stripe, according to a descending diagonal.
Orange is a symbol of the high values and of the joy of a safe coexistence.
Blue is a symbol of the progress of knowledge obtained through science and arts.
Source: Institute's website
Ivan Sache
, 05 September 2017


Bogotá, Colegio Teresiano de


image by Ivan Sache, 14 November 2010

I recently wrote that the Colombian Theresian educational institutes could share a common flag, horizontally divided white-blue. My assumption, based on two samples, was erroneous.
Colegio Teresiano de Bogotá is one of the seven Colombian institutes chaired by the Community of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. It was founded on 12 February 1962 and officially registered on 9 September 1963.
The flag of Colegio Teresiano de Bogotá is presented on the institute's website as horizontally divided light blue-white-coffee brown. Coffee brown represents the Earth and the soil. Light blue represents transcendency of the infinite, the mystery of cosmos, the metaphysical dimension of reality. White, placed between the two other colors, represent the Earth and Heavens, the finite and infinite, the immanent and the transcendent.
Source: http://www.teresianobogota.edu.co/quienes.htm
Ivan Sache, 14 November 2010