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Mochuelo Bajo, Colegio

"Colegio Mochuelo Bajo" is located in the village of Mochuelo Bajo, part of the Federal District of Bogotá.
The flag of the institute is described on the website of the institute only by its colours, yellow, green and white. The arrangement of the colours is not given.
Yellow represents people, the human touch and the cultural diversity of the population.
Green represents the natural resources provided by the mountains, arable lands and trees characteristic of the rural area of Ciudad Bolívar.
White represents sociability and harmony, the social commitment of the institute, and light and hope offerred to the population.
Ivan Sache, 17 January 2009


Moderno, Gimnasio


image by Ivan Sache, 10 November 2010

Gimnasio Moderno, located in Bogotá, was founded in 1914. The today's institute was built in 1918 on on a plot offered by José María Samper and with funds provided by Agustín Nieto Caballero, Rafael, Félix and José de Jesús Salazar, Gabriel and Joaquín Camacho, Luis Eduardo Nieto, Ricardo Olano, Paulina de Cano, Nicolás Camargo, Daniel Sáenz, Joaquín Samper, Sergio Martínez and José María Samper. The founders belonged to the so-called "Centenary's Generation"; referring to the 100th anniversary of the independence of Colombia (1810), this modernist movement wanted to rebuild the country destroyed by the Thousand Days War, that had opposed the Liberals and the Conservatives in 1899-1902.
Gimnasio Moderno was thought as a "new school" free from any direct or indirect influence of the Roman Catholic Church; quickly ranked among the best Colombian schools, the institute was the first successful "new school" in South America. The main promoter of Gimnasio Moderno was the educationalist Agustín Nieto Caballero (1889-1975), who imported several modernist ideas from Europe and North America, where he had studied and taught until 1914. He was in touch with the most modernist educationalists of the time, for instance Ovidio Decroly, Maria Montessori and Jean Piaget. Nieto subsequently represented Colombia in several international conferences (for instance, at the League of Nations and UNESCO), was a main contributor to the development of education in Colombia (for instance, as the director of the National University), always promoting the cultural relations between Colombia and the rest of the world. The first director of Gimnasio Moderno (1918-1933) was Tomás Rueda Vargas (1879-1943), also the author of historical novels and director of the Colombian National Library.
Source: http://www.gimnasiomoderno.edu.co/elgimnasio/

The flag of Gimnasio Moderno, designed in 1928 by the alumni, is horizontally divided green-orange. Green symbolizes hope while orange symbolizes enthusiasm.
http://www.gimnasiomoderno.edu.co/elgimnasio/elgimnasio_01.html  (photo)
http://www.gimnasiomoderno.edu.co/elgimnasio/elgimnasio_06.html  (photos and explanations)
Ivan Sache, 10 November 2010


Moderno, Liceo


image by Ivan Sache, 06 August 2014

Liceo Moderno was established in 1959 by Luís Ernesto Rojas in Palmira (Valle del Cauca Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided red-white-green. Red represents love and fraternity. White represents peace, tolerance, respect, and friendship. Green represents knowledge, the natural environment, and hope.
Source: http://liceomoderno.edu.co/simbolos/ - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 06 August 2014


Mompós, Escuela Normal Superior de


image by Ivan Sache, 31 October 2014

Escuela Normal Superior de Mompós (Bolívar Department) was established on 8 June 1944.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-green-red. White is a symbol of purity and peace. Green is a symbol of hope. Red is a symbol of love and fire.
Source: http://normaldemompox.tripod.com/html/pei.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 31 October 2014


Mondo Nuevo, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 13 November 2010

Colegio Mundo Nuevo, located in Timiza (Bogotá Capital District), was founded in February 1986 by Alejandro Albarracin and María Teresa Rangel de Albarracin.
The flag of Colegio Mondo Nuevo, as shown on photos available on the institute's website, is horizontally divided blue-white-blue.
http://www.colmundonuevo.edu.co/index.php/galeria/view/60
http://www.colmundonuevo.edu.co/index.php/galeria/view/61
http://www.colmundonuevo.edu.co/index.php/galeria/view/62
http://www.colmundonuevo.edu.co/index.php/galeria/view/29
http://www.colmundonuevo.edu.co/index.php/galeria/view/30
Ivan Sache, 13 November 2010


Montecarlo - Guillermo Gaviria Correa, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 24 November 2014

Institución Educativa Montecarlo - Guillermo Gaviria Correa is located in Medellín (Antioquia Department). Escuela Mixta Los Tanques was established on 24 January 1969 on a plot offered by the Ramírez Johns family. The school was soon renamed Escuela República de Barbados, to honour the newly independent Caribbean state of Barbados. Colegio República de Barbados was established in November 1995. Institución Educativa Guillermo Gaviria Correa was established in 2011, to be renamed Institución Educativa Montecarlo - Guillermo Gaviria Correa in May 2012. The institute is named for Guillermo Gaviria Correa (1962-2003), Governor of Antioquia (2001-2003), abducted by the FARC guerilla on 21 April 2002 when leading a non-violence march, and murdered on 5 May 2003 during an attempt of liberation by the Colombian Armed Forces.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-yellow-green. White is a symbol of purity. Yellow is a symbol of the light of science. Green is a symbol of aspiration to a better future.
Source: http://www.iemontecarloguillermogaviriacorrea.edu.co/index2.php?id=9000&idmenutipo=1534&tag= - Institute's website
Photo: http://ieporfiriobarbajacob.master2000.net/recursos/fotos/86/2203foto21.jpg
Ivan Sache, 24 November 2014


Montemorel, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 4 January 2009

"Colegio Montemorel" was founded on 1 October 1994 in Bogotá; classes started on 7 February 1995. In 1997, the institute was transfered to its rural seat in the municipality of Chía; it was recognized next year by the Department of Cundinamarca (Decree No. 1655).
The name of the institute was formed on "monte", "mounts", as a tribute to the Colombian mountains, and "mora", "blackberry", a plant with a great capacity of adaptation and production.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is divided green- turquoise blue by a SSW-NNE diagonal and charged in the middle with the emblem of the institute placed on a white disk
The colours represent the harmony between heavens and the natural environment, recalling the ecologic name of the college. White represents purity and truth.
The emblem of the institute is made of a letter "M", half blue, half green, on which walks a white silhouette. The two parts of the "M" represent the outer and inner part of knowledge, respectively. The outer knowledge develops the rational skills of the left hemisphere of the brain, while the inner knowledge relies on psychophysical strategies of human development, involving the right part of the brain. In the middle of the emblem is placed the essence of the process, a student walking to self-knowledge.
Ivan Sache, 4 January 2009


Monseñor Alfonso Uribe Jaramillo, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 08 September 2014

Institución Educativa Monseñor Alfonso Uribe Jaramillo was established on 15 April 1968 by María Zapata Ríos in La Ceja (Antioquia Department), as Escuela San Cayetano. Institución Educativa Monseñor Alfonso Uribe Jaramillo was eventually established by Resolution No. 6,233 of 7 July 2005. The institute is named for His Grace Alfonso Uribe Jaramillo (1914-1993), Bishop of Sonsón-Rionegro (1968-1993), Vice President of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia (1972-1975).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-white-red. Blue represents infinity. White represents God's presence, spiritual power, and purity. Red represents force, energy, and vitality.
Source: http://institucioneducativamauj.blogspot.fr/ - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 08 September 2014


Monseñor Francisco Cristóbal Toro, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 13 July 2014

Institución Educativa Monseñor Francisco Cristóbal Toro was established in 1925 in the Aranjuez borough, part of the municipality of Medellín (Antioquia Department). The institute is named for His Grace ("Monseñor") Francisco Cristóbal Toro (1859-1942), Bishop of Socorro (1911), Santa Marta (1914), Antioquia-Jericó (1917) and Antioquia (1941).

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-purple. White is considered as the beginning and end of anything and as a symbol of peace and innocence. Purple is a religious symbol of change, renovation and open-mindedness; it is also a symbol of modesty and a representation of international feminism.
http://www.medellin.gov.co/irj/go/km/dcs/educacionNuevo01dic/iemonsenorfranciscocristobaltoro/simbolos.html
Ivan Sache
, 13 July 2014


Monseñor Ricardo Trujillo Gutiérrez, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 18 July 2014

Institución Educativa Monseñor Ricardo Trujillo Gutiérrez is located in San Isidro borough, part of the municipality of Cucutilla (Norte de Santander Department). The institute is named for His Grace (Monseñor) Ricardo Trujillo Gutiérrez (1916-2011), a parish priest who pushed in Cucutilla the building of a road, of two schools, of the health center, and the pacification of the area.

The flag of the institute, selected in a contest, was designed by the teacher Ildefonso Albarracín B. The flag is horizontally divided forest green- olden yellow-forest green-golden yellow at hoist, ending in a triangular pattern, and white with a red star at fly. The four stripes represent the institutes that were merged by Decree No. 819 of 30 September 2002 to form Institución Educativa Monseñor Ricardo Trujillo Gutiérrez:
- Escuela Urbana José María Córdoba:
- Instituto de Promoción Social;
- Colegio Departamental Integrado Monseñor Ricardo Trujillo;
- the rural schools.
The white part represents the new institute. The star represents the orientation and guidance that enlightens the educational work and the personal achievements of the members of the educational community. The flag uses the colours of the municipal flag of Cucutilla:
- Green, as a symbol of hope, aspiration to surpassing, progress and work;
- Yellow as a symbol of skills, intellectual capacity, ethical, moral and cultural values, and responsibility;
- White as a symbol of knowledge, unity, and of the municipality's patron saint, the Immaculate Conception.
http://colmontrujillo.webnode.es/simbolos-institucionales/ - Institute's website
image by Ivan Sache, 18 July 2014


Monseñor Victor Widemann, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 16 July 2014

Institución Educativa Monseñor Victor Widemann was established in 1963 in the San Antonio de Prado borough, part of the municipality of Medellín (Antioquia), as Escuela Rural de Varones Pradito. Decree no. 739 of 25 September 1969 renamed the institute Escuela Monseñor Víctor Wiedeman. The institute is named for a local priest, His Grace (Monseñor) Victor Widemann (1912-1969)

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided light blue-dark blue.
http://www.medellin.gov.co/irj/go/km/docs/educacionNuevo01dic/i.e.victorwiedemann/Simbolos.html - Institute's webpage
Ivan Sache
, 16 July 2014


Montebello, Colegio Institución Educativa Distrital


image by Ivan Sache, 8 July 2014

Institución Educativa Distrital Colegio Montebello was established in 1970 in the Montebello borough, part of the municipality of San Cristóbal (Bogotá).

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided light blue-gray.
http://informaticaymultimediosbogota8.wikispaces.com/%2AMontebello+I.E.D. - Institute's webpage
Ivan Sache
, 8 July 2014


Montería, Escuela Normal Superior de


image by Ivan Sache, 31 October 2014

The flag of Escuela Normal Superior de Montería (Córdoba Department) is horizontally divided white-forest green with the institute's emblem in the middle. White is a symbol of peace, purity, dignity, and humility. Forest green is a symbol of the immensity of the savannah and woods of Córdoba, and of hope.
The emblem of the institute is surrounded by a forest green disk, a symbol of hope, faith, friendship, commitment, and respect, inscribed with "NORMAL SUPERIOR MONTERIA", in black letters. The white disk inscribes a shield with a yellow border, a symbol of wealth, light, nobleness, and constancy, inscribed with "CIENCIA LIDERAZGO FORMACION" (Science Leadership Education), in black letters. The shield is
"Per fess, 1. Argent a handshake proper, a symbol of participative work, union, solidarity, management, and cooperation,
2a. Azure an open book a quill and an inkpot argent, symbols of knowledge and science,
2b. Gules, a graduate's hat argent, a symbol of education, surpassing, capacitation, and force.
Source: http://periodicovirtualnorsupmonteria.blogspot.fr/2011/06/nuestros-simbolos-institucionales.html - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 31 October 2014


Montería, Liceo


image by Ivan Sache, 8 January 2004

The Liceo was funded in Cordoba in 1953. Its flag is quartered green-white.
Source: <www.voluntad.com.co>, located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 8 January 2004


Monterrey, Escuela Normal Superior de


image by Ivan Sache, 23 October 2014

Escuela Normal Superior de Monterrey (Casanare Department) was established, as Escuela Rural de Casanare, by Departmental Decree No. 427 of 7 June 1960. Originally founded in Yopal by the Augustinian Recollects, the institute was transferred to Monterrey by Decree No. 601 of 23 August 1960, and renamed Escuela Normal Superior de Monterrey in 2000.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided pink-blue-pink (2:1:2). Pink is a symbol of the youth irradiating with joy, Augustinian mystic, and liberty in love. Blue is a symbol of the Marian dedication to Our Lady of Consolation.
Source: http://escuelanormalsuperior.wordpress.com/nuestros-simbolos/ - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 23 October 2014


Montes de María, Escuela Normal Superior


image by Ivan Sache, 23 October 2014

Escuela Normal Superior Montes de María was established in 1960 in San Juan Nepomuceno (Bolívar Department). The Montes de María is an isolated group of small mountains located near the northern coast of Colombia, scattered over the Bolívar and Sucre Departments.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided yellow-green-red, therefore identical to the flag of Bolívar Department, with the institute's emblem in the middle - the circular badge in the yellow stripe and the yellow scroll in the red stripe.
Source: http://normalsuperiormontesdemaria.blogspot.fr/2009/04/cumpleanos-49-de-la-institucion.html - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 23 October 2014


Mosquera, Liceo Cultural


image by Ivan Sache, 29 July 2014

Liceo Cultural Mosquera was established in 1993 in Las Brisas borough, part of the municipality of Cali (Valle Department).
The flag of the institute is vertically divided white-blue. White is a symbol of work, values, and virtues. Blue is a symbol of intelligence, knowledge, integrity, and science.
Source: http://www.liceoculturalmosquera.edu.co/home/index.php/2013-09-09-21-19-19/simbolos-liceistas/bandera - Institute's website
Photos: http://www.liceoculturalmosquera.edu.co/home/index.php/2013-09-09-20-35-50/izada-de-bandera-dia-del-maestro-2014
Ivan Sache, 29 July 2014


Municipal Pedagógico, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 06 September 2014

Institución Educativa Municipal Pedagógico was established on 27 November 1956 in Pasto (Nariño Department). The institute was originally named Instituto Pedagógico Militar, since some classes were given by retired members of the armed forces. The epithet "Militar" was suppressed from the institute's name by Resolution No. 100 of 28 June 1984 after the retired soldiers had sold their shares to the parents. It was recognized a Departmental institute byOrdinance No. 19 of 24 November 1988. Instituto Pedagógico was eventually renamed Institución Educativa Municipal Pedagógico by Decree No. 54 of 9 September 2004. The institute's building known as "Conjunto la Milogrosa" was proclaimed a National Monument by Decree No. 1,631 of 12 August 1988.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-white-yellow. Green, the colour of fresh grass, is the fourth colour of the solar spectrum, which can be obtained by merging the primary yellow and blue colours. Green is a symbol of spring, hope, rest, and freshness. White is the colour reflected by the sun, which some stuff, like snow,  reflect without decomposition. White is the neutral colour in the  chromatic circle and a symbol of peace. Yellow is the colour of gold, of lemon, and of the broom flower. It is the primary and tertiary colour in the solar spectrum. Yellow is a symbol of light, power, constancy, nobleness, heat, and joy.
Source: http://iempedagogicopasto.blogspot.fr/2010/06/simbolos-institucionales.html - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 06 September 2014