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image by Ivan Sache, 18 October 2018
Colegio San José was established in 1933 in Cartagena de Indias (Bolívar) by
Sister María Luisa Böhler, an Austrian nun from the Franciscan Missionary
Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a congregation founded by St. María
Bernarda Bütler (1848-1924; canonized on 12 October 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI).
The flag of Colegio San José is horizontally divided white-dark brown with a triangle horizontally divided blue-pink placed along the hoist. Blue and pink represents Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Coffee brown represents St. Francis of Sales. White represents the children's purity and innocence.
Ivan Sache, 18 October 2018
image by Ivan Sache, 19 October 2014
Institución Educativa Colegio San José de Guanentá was established in San Gil
(Santander Department) by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian School
(Lasallians). Guanentá is one of the six provinces forming the Santander
The flag of the institute is divided yellow-blue by the descending diagonal. Yellow represents the sun, light, and knowledge. Blue represents the sky, kindness, and clarity.
Source: http://colegioguanenta.edu.co/gestionDirectiva/direcionamientoEstrategico.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 19 October 2014
image by Eugene Ipavec, 3 February 2009
image by Eugene Ipavec, 3 February 2009
Colegio San José de Las Vegas (Las Vegas' St. Joseph School)
is located in Medellin, in an avenue called Las Vegas, hence its
The flag is based on image from an album of alumni on Facebook called "LAS VEGAS '98 MEDELLIN".
Tha flag is described (in Spanish) at <www.sanjosevegas.edu.co>.
E.R., 3 February 2009
The description and symbolism seem to indicate horizontal
stripes instead of vertical:
"The flag is made of three horizontal stripes blue, white, and blue with the shield of the institute in the middle.
Blue symbolizes the highness and depth of the institute's philosophy.
While represents the commitment to be authentic and accurate. White, between the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea, represents the human being between highness and depth.
Ivan Sache, 3 February 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 03 November 2014
Colegio San José de La Salle is located in Medellín (Antioquia Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-white. Green is a symbol of hope and vigor, as represented by the masculine component of the institute. White is a symbol of faith and peace, as represented by the feminine component of the institute. These colours are also those of the flag of Antioquia Department, arranged in reverse order.
Source: http://sanjose.delasalle.edu.co/nuestro-colegio/simbolos/bandera - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 03 November 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 21 November 2014
Institución Educativa San José was originally established on 30 November 1963
in Itagüí (Antioquia Department), as Liceo Departamental Feminino. The school
was renamed Liceo Tecnico Comercial in 1968. Institución Educativa San José was
eventually established in 2002.
The flag of the institute is green with three yellow, red and yellow stripes (1:2:1) running form the upper left to the lower right corner of the flag. In the middle is placed the emblem of the institute.
The emblem of the institute is made of a green disk bordered by a red ring inscribed with the institute's name and motto, "EN BUSCA DE LA EXCELENCIA EDUCATIVA" [In Search of Educational Excellence] in yellow letters. On the disk is placed a blue shield bordered in yellow, featuring a light blue globe with a dark blue map of the Americas, hold by two hand-shaped devices, the left one white and the right one dark blue. In chief are placed four white stars, in base are placed three white stars.
Red, yellow and green are the colours of the flag of Itagüí. Red is a symbol of human touch, courage, love, passion and dynamism. Yellow is a symbol of creativity, light and skills. Green is a symbol of balance, personal and collective growth, and human ecology. Blue is a symbol of protection, calm, tranquility and serenity.
Source: http://www.sanjoseitagui.edu.co/index2.php?id=9413&idmenutipo=636&tag= - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 21 November 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 5 March 2017
Institución Educativa San José No. 1 originates in Escuela Urbana de Niñas de San José, established in the San José borough, municipality of Magangué, by Decree No. 19, adopted on 10 February 1958 by the Government of the Bolívar Department.
Institución Educativa San José No. 1, was subsequently established as the merger of Escuela Urbana de Niñas de San José, Concentración Mixta San Martín, Escuela Olaya Herrera, Escuela de Niños Especialdes Marcelo Duchemín, Escuela Etelvina Niebles de 2 de Noviembre, and Escuela Hogar la Candelaria.
http://www.sanjose1.edu.co - Institute's website
The flag of I.E. San Jose N 1 is white with a blue triangle, bordered in yellow, placed along the hoist, and the institute's coat of arms at fly. White is a symbol of cognitive transparency, ethics and moral, which are the symbols of a life guided by God. Blue represents the sky, whose wideness and beauty are symbols of an exceptional vision of life. Yellow is a symbol of wealth, abundance and prosperity in the development of all human dimensions.
The bee-hive is a symbol of working spirit, collaboration and organization. The open book highlights the building of personal knowledge as a token of commitment. The laurel wreath surrounding the shield represents achievements. The institute's motto, "Ciencia y Esfuerzo" (Science and Force) is written in white letters on a red scroll placed beneath the shield.
http://www.sanjose1.edu.co - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 5 March 2017, 23 August 2017
image by Ivan Sache, 13 April 2009
"Colegio San Juan Bautista de la Salle" is the
successor of "Colegio San Luis Gonzaga", founded on 23 January 1887 at Zipaquíra, Department of
Cundinamarca, by parish priest Uldarico Camacho.
The flag of the institute, as shown on several colour photos, is vertically divided yellow-blue-green. It is also shown graphically and described on the institute's website.
Yellow symbolizes the resources provided by the Lasallist education.
Blue symbolizes the depth and transcendence of the education.
Green represents the hope for the Colombian society provided by the education.
Ivan Sache, 13 April 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 28 June 2014
Colegio San Juan Bosco was established on 24 November 1962 in the borough of
Bélen (Medellín). The institute is named for St. John Bosco (1815-1888;
canonized on 1 April 1934 by Pope Pius XI), the founder of the Salesians of don
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-blue. White is the symbol of the union of all colours and of integrity. Blue is a symbol of the infinity of the sea and of the sky, reflecting a pure heart.
Ivan Sache, 28 June 2014
The flag is horizontal, equally divided into white (top) and blue (bottom)
with the school's logo (https://scontent.feoh4-2.fna.fbcdn.net/)
in the middle, as seen here (first flag from left to right):
https://www.facebook.com). Notice that their logo is different than the coat
of arms (https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/).
For additional information go to http://www.csanjuanboscobelen.edu.co/.
Esteban Rivera, 26 July 2018
image by Ivan Sache, 26 July 2018
Colegio Salesiano San Juan Bosco is located in Dosquebradas (Risaralda
The flag of Colegio Salesiano San Juan Bosco is horizontally divided green-white.
Green is a symbol of joy and optimism.
White is a symbol of excellence.
Manual de Convivencia
Ivan Sache, 26 July 2018
image by Ivan Sache, 04 October 2014
Institución Educativa San Juan Bosco is located in San Pedro (Sucre
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-white-red. Green is a symbol of hope. White is a symbol of peace. Red is a symbol of liberty.
Source: http://iesanjuanbosco.sanpedro-sucre.gov.co/es/otras-secciones?valor=15277 - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 04 October 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 11 November 2010
Institución Educativa Municipal San Juan Bosco, located in Pasto (Department
of Nariño), was founded on 17 October 1935.
The flag of Institución Educativa Municipal San Juan Bosco, as shown graphically on the institute's blog, is horizontally divided blue-white. Blue represents the horizon and is the Marian color; it represents also life and respect for water, to be valued and preserved. White represents peace, the possibility of writing history through discussion of all our opinions in search of the truth.
Ivan Sache, 11 November 2010
image by Ivan Sache, 30 November 2018
Instituto Técnico Industrial San Juan Bosco, formerly known as ITIS (Instituto
Técnico Industria Salesiano), is located in Contratación (Santander Department).
The flag of ITI San Juan Bosco is horizontally divided white-green. White is a symbol of purity, preserved through the school's prevention scheme and the main goal of the school's, as "integral development of the student". Green is a symbol of hope for the future of the school and of the educational community, and of the dreams forming a vision expected to be shared by all.
Ivan Sache, 30 November 2018
image by Ivan Sache, 6 October 2018
Colegio San Juan de Ávila (CSJA) was established in 1983 in Villa del
Madrigal (Bogotá) by the Santiesteban Millán family. CSJA is named for St. John
of Ávila (1499-1569; canonized in 1970 by Pope Paul VI; proclaimed Doctor of the
Church in 2012 by Benedict XVI), known in Spain as the Apostle of Andalusia.
- Benedict XVI's Apostolic Letter, including a detailed biography of the saint.
The flag of CSJA is celestial blue, diagonally divided from lower hoist to upper fly by two diagonal stripes, white and dark blue, respectively. The celestial blue background highlights the values and purity taught to students. Dark blue symbolizes a proud and valiant youth committed to virtue. White is the color of infinite horizons, to be reached in spite of difficulties.
Ivan Sache, 6 October 2018
image by Ivan Sache, 15 December 2008
"Collegio San Juan del Camino" was founded in
Bogotá in 1980 by Martha and María del Rosario Bermúdez.
The flag of the institute, shown as a graphic and described on the institute's website, is horizontally divided blue-red-blue with the coat of arms of the institute in the middle.
The coat of arms of the institute, shown as a graphic and described on the institute's website, uses the colours of the institute, with the following meaning:
- Yellow: God's light, the power and brightness of knowledge
- Blue; Equity and peace - Green: Natural environment
- Red: Vitality and energy
- White: Transparency
- Black: Depth and correctness
The name of the institute is written in yellow capital letters on the green border, itself outlined in blue, of the shield.
Three green diagonal stripes placed in the two upper corners represent the steps to climb to reach his own objectives.
In the middle of the shield, a dove placed on a yellow sun represents the aspiration to higher ideals, lit by God's light.
Two green stripes placed on the sides of the shield represents the ecological equilibrium, the fundamental role of the natural environment in the human development and the progress of the spirit of the students.
The two interlaced hearts placed in the point of the shield symbolize the compromise to be found with Colombia.
Ivan Sache, 15 December 2008
Colegio San Juan Eudes in Medellín is named after the same saint as Ateneo Juan Eudes:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colegio-San-Juan-Eudes/108058379228253 (official Facebook page). It has its own
coat of arms (
https://scontent.feoh1-1.fna.fbcdn.net) but no flag (at least that I know of).
Esteban Rivera, 10 March 2017
image by Ivan Sache, 26 September 2014
Institución Educativa San Lorenzo de Aburrá is located in Medellín (Antioquia
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided red-white-blue.
Source: http://slideplayer.es/slide/1057069 - Institute's presentation slideshow
Ivan Sache, 26 September 2014