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Colombia - Education Institutes Flags (S) - Part 17

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  • Part 1 (Sabio Caldas - Salesiano San Juan Bosco)
  • Part 2 (Samper Uribe - San Antonio)
  • Part 3 (San Bartolomé - San Diego)
  • Part 4 (San Felipe - San Isidro)
  • Part 5 (San José)
  • Part 6 (San Juan - San Lorenzo)
  • Part 7 (San Luis - San Martin)
  • Part 8 (San Nicolás- San Pablo)
  • Part 9 (San Patricio - San Rafael)
  • Part 10 (San Sebastian- San Vicente)
  • Part 11 (Santa Ana - Santa Clara)
  • Part 12 (Santa Emilia - Santa Lucia)
  • Part 13 (Santa Maria - Santa Rosa)
  • Part 14 (Santa Teresa - Santa Teresita)
  • Part 15 (Santiago - Santo Ángel)
  • Part 16 (Santo Domingo - Sarid)

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Sebastián de Belalcázar, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 27 September 2014

Institución Educativa Sebastián de Belalcázar is located in the Belalcázar borough, part of the town of Medellín (Antioquia Department).
The institute was established by Resolution No. 9,301 of 22 December 1994. It was originally a secondary seat of Liceo María Montessori, and, subsequently (1982), of Liceo Tricentenario. The institute is named for the Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar / Benalcázar (1480-1551), appointed Captain of Darién in 1514 and Mayor of León (Nicaragua) in 1524.
The flag of the institute, adopted in 1997, is presented in Chapter 1.2 of the institute's Etiquette Guidebook, as horizontally divided green-wine red.
Green is a symbol of youth and exuberant vegetation. Wine red is a symbol of knowledge.
Source:ÍA%20PARA%20LA%20CONVIVENCIA%20INSTITUCIONAL.pdf - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 27 September 2014

Semillas par el Futuro, Liceo

image by Ivan Sache, 12 October 2018

Liceo Semillas par el Futuro (Seeds for Future) was established in 2007 in Jamundí (Valle del Cauca Department) by María Norys Caicedo.

The flag of Liceo Semillas par el Futuro is horizontally divided white-blue-gray.
White is associated with light, kindness, innocence, purity and integrity. It is considered as the color of perfection. White means security, purity and limpidity of the children, who are characterized by their innocence and identified by their spontaneity.
Blue is the color of the sky and the sea, associated with stability and depth. It represents loyalty, confidence, knowledge, intelligence,
faith, truth and the eternal sky. Blue is considered as a good color both for the body and soil, producing a relaxing effect. It is strongly
connected with tranquility and calm.
Gray produces stability, inspires creativity and symbolizes achievement.
School website
Ivan Sache, 12 October 2018

Seminario, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 15 June 2018

The Conciliar Seminary of Ipiales (Nariño Department), succeeding the old Minor Seminary Nuestra Señora de Los Lajas, was blessed on 27 May 1971, fulfilling a project initiated in 1966 by Bishop Alonso Arleaga Yepez (1965-1985). Classes started on 8 September 1971.
The flag of IE Seminario is prescribed in Article 7 of the Manual de Convivencia as in proportions 2:3, horizontally divided white-green with a red triangle placed along the hoist and reaching one third of the flag.
The white stripe represents the quest for truth.
The red stripe represents vitality.
The green stripe represents hope.
Source: Manual de Convivencia
Ivan Sache, 15 June 2018

Seminario de Chiquinquirá, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 3 January 2009

"Colegio Seminario Menor Diocesiano" is a Roman Catolic institute ran by the Diocese of Chiquinquirá, Department of Boyacá. The institute was founded by the first Bishop of Chiquinquirá, His Grace Alberto Giraldo Jaramillo, on 1 November 1978 (Ecclesistic Decree No. 027). Classes started on 20 February 1979 and the institute was recognized by the Ministry of National Education on 3 March 1982 (Decree No. 2099).
The flag of the institute, as shown on a photo and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided emerald green-blue. Green represents the "vegetal velvet covering the picturesque landscape surrounding the institute", the green "God's gems" found in the underground of Western Boyacá (that is, emeralds), and, most important, hope. Blue symbolizes the Blessed Virgin, the patroness of the institute.
These two colours are also used in the coat of arms of the institute.
Ivan Sache, 3 January 2009

Institute's name changed from Colegio Seminario Menor Diocesiano to Colegio Seminario de Chiquinquirá.
Ivan Sache, 7 November 2010

Señor de los Milagros, Escuela Normal Superior

image by Ivan Sache and Tomislav Todorovic, 10 January 2021

Escuela Normal Superior Privada para Señoritas Señor de los Milagros was established in San Pedro de los Milagros (Antioquia) by Decree No. 468 issued on 26 January 1959. Institución Educativa Escuela Normal Superior Señor de los Milagros was established by Resolution No. 1,500 issued on 20 February 2003.
School website

The flag of Escuela Normal Superior Señor de los Milagros is horizontally divided red-white-green with the school's coat of arms in the center.
Red is a symbol of love, sacrifice and heroism.
White is a symbol of purity, rectitude and limpidity.
Green is a symbol of hope and fertility.!/-escudo-y-bandera
School website

Ivan Sache, 10 January 2021

Señor de los Milagros, Liceo

image by Ivan Sache, 20 May 2012

The Liceo Señor de los Milagros, is located in the Municipality of Girón, Department of Santander.
Its flag is seen here (white horizontal flag with the coat of arms in the middle). It can also be seen here (top right flag)
(Source: )

The Coat of Arms is seen here and here.

For additional information please go to: Liceo Señor de Los Milagros (official website, currently down)
Esteban Rivera, 15 May 2012

Sergio Arboleda, Universidad

image by Eugene Ipavec, 21 October 2007

The flag of the Universidad Sergio Arboleda. You can find the explanation of the Coat of Arms at <>. The University is located in Bogota..
Source: Official website.
E.R., 14 October 2007

The arms are canting; "arboleda' means "grove" (of trees). The website calls it the "tree of wisdom of Aristotle," so apparently a diagrammatic representation of the hierarchy of the sciences rather than an actual tree.
Eugene Ipavec, 14 and 21 October 2007

I have not found yet a reference to Aristotle, but René Descartes (Les principes de la philosophie, 1644; originally written in Latin as "Principia philosophiae") defined a "tree of knowledge". My own translation from the French text:
"Therefore philosophy is like a tree, whose roots are metaphysics, trunk is physics and branches emerging from the trunk are all the other sciences, which can be reduced to three main ones, medicine, mechanics and ethics, I mean here the highest and most perfect ethics, which, assuming a perfect knowledge of the other sciences, is the highest degree of wisdom. Since fruits are cropped neither from the root or the trunk of the tree built but only from the end of the branches, the main usefulness of philosophy depends on its parts which cannot be learned only as the last one."
The Catalan philosopher and mystic Ramon Llull (XIIIth century) also uses the metaphor of the "tree of sciences", which has 18 roots, made of the nine divine (absolute) principles, including wisdom, and of the nine logical (relative) principles.
Ivan Sache, 21 October 2007

"Universidad Sergio Arboleda", located in Bogotá, is named after Sergio Arboleda (1822-1888). Born in Popayán, Arboleda studied Law at "Universidad del Cauca", where he was subsequently appointed Rector. Arboleda dedicated most of his life to the education of the youth but also contributed to the political life of Colombia, as a member of the National Congress, of the Assembly of Cundinamarca and of the Provincial Chamber; he submitted in 1885 a draft of Constitution to the National Assembly.
The shield of the university was designed by Dr. Alvaro Gómez Hurtado, in collaboration with Dr. Ramón Bulla Qunitina, Dean of the School of Philosophy, Humanities and Education.
The trunk of the tree represents Philosophy. The branches on the right side of the trunk are Humanities, such as Literature, Philosophy, Astronomy, Law, Communication...
The branches on the left side of the trunk are Exact Sciences, such as Mathematics, Finance, Engineering, Economy... The border of the shield encompasses all knowledge, with the following caveat emptor: "If first we don't understand God's love, all knowledge will be difficult, obscure and unuseful".
Source: <>.
Ivan Sache, 28 December 2008

Sevilla, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 9 October 2018

Institución Educativa Sevilla originates in Colegio Profesional Feminino, established on 16 October 1937 in Sevilla, Vale del Cauca Department., and renamed in 1943 year Liceo Femenino. Liceo Mixto Sevilla, established on 7 December 1993 by Resolution No. 960, was merged in 2003 with Escuela María Inmaculada, Jardín Infantil Rafael Pombo, Escuela Heraclio Uribe Uribe, Escuela Los Fundadores, Escuela Monserrat, Escuela San José, Escuela Pedro Emilio Gil, Escuela Primitivo Crespo, Escuela John F. Kennedy, Escuela Antonia Santos, and Santa Mariana de Jesús to form Institución Educativa Sevilla. - Institute's website

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided red-green. - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 6 March 2017

Silvino Rodríguez, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 29 January 2009

"Institución Educativa 'Silvino Rodríguez'"  was founded in the Municipality of Tunja, Department of Boyacá, in 1973 (Decree No. 12), through the merging of  "Colegio 'Silvino Rodríguez'" and "Liceo Departamental Femenino", founded on 31 August 1963 (Decree No. 726) and in 1964 (Decree No. 039), respectively.
The institute is named after Silvino Rodríguez, Governor of Boyacá in the 1920s.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided yellow-green-yellow, the two colours being also used on the emblem of the institute.
The flag and emblem were designed by Otoniel Jiménez Cuervo and Alfonso Mariño Camargo. Yellow represents the projection of the young minds, looking like sun rays, eager to learn and know. Green represents hope.
Ivan Sache, 29 January 2009