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María Inmaculada, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 11 January 2009

"Colegio María Inmaculada" was founded in 1906 in Bogotá, as "Sagrada Familia" (Holy Family) by the Community of the Tertiary Capuchin Sisters, a community founded by Friar Luis Amigó on 4 April 1905 in Riohacha, Department of Guajira.
The flag of the institute can be seen on the stage on photos taken during the celebration of the Family Day 2007.
The flag, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided white-light blue with the emblem of the institute in the middle.
The emblem of the institute shows a yellow star sending four yellow rays to an open book charged with the words "LUZ / CIENCIA" (Light / Science).
Ivan Sache, 11 January 2009


María Inmaculada, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 03 July 2011

"Institución Educativa María Inmaculada" was founded on 11 February 1963 in Armenia (Quindío Department) by the Sisters of the Poor of St. Peter Claver (Hermanitas de Los Pobres de San Pedro Claver), a congregation founded on 11 February 1912 by Mother Marcelina (Luisa Marcelina Aveledo Aveledo, 1874-1959).
The flag of the institute is presented on the institute's website as horizontally divided light blue-white with the institute's emblem in the middle. The colors represent protection and help granted by the Virgin to all the members of the educational community.
The emblem of the institute is made of a shield placed on a white disk surrounded with a yellow ring inscribed with "INSTITUCION EDUCATIVA MARIA INMACULADA / ARMENIA Q." The shield, of Swiss shape and horizontally divided blue-white, is surmonted by a cross trefoiled symbolizing redemption. The blue part, of the color of the Virgin's cloak, recall the Marian virtues - high dignity, majesty, beauty, commitment and abnegation - to be maintained by all students. A seven-pointed golden star placed in the middle of the blue field represent faith that should guide our life. The white part representing purity and innocence, is charged with an open book supported by two hands, symbolizing the commitment of students to science, research and culture for the development of their human, moral, social, physical, ethical and religious potential.
Source: http://www.colmariainmaculada.com/simbolos.html
Ivan Sache, 03 July 2011


María, Institución Educativa de

image by Ivan Sache, 5 March 2017

Institución Educativa de María originates in the Colegio de María, established on 6 February 1906 by Dr. Pedro Pablo Betancourt Villegas in Yaruma, Antioquia Department. The first kindergarten in Colombia was organized in the school in 1911, with teaching based on the Froebel and Montessori methods. For its 50th anniversary, the school was awarded the Silver Cross of the Boyacá Order by Decree No. 2,986, adopted on 17 November 1955.
Institución Educativa de María was established by Resolution No. 1,460, adopted on 20 February 2003, as the merger of Escuela Pedro Pablo Betancourt, Escuela Rosenda Torres, Escuela Inmaculada, Escuela Santa Matilde, and Colegio de María.
http://colmaria.edu.co - Institute's website

The flag of the institute, inaugurated on 21 September 1927, is horizontally divided white-green-white in the center of the green
stripe. White is a symbol of purity, joy, respect and obedience. Green is a symbol of structured aspiration to excellence.
http://colmaria.edu.co/institucion/institucion/simbolos.html - Institute's website

The flag in actual use is with the institute's emblem added in the center of the green stripe.
https://www.facebook.com/Instituci%c3%b3n-Educativa - Photos, Institute's Facebook account

The emblem is made of a shield placed on a white background framed by a golden yellow oval ring. The shield is horizontally divided into three fields: on top, celestial blue with a white star, symbolizing the town of Yarumal, known as Northern Star; in the middle, yellow with white-flowered plant and an oil lamp, a traditional symbol of knowledge, in base, green with an open book and an inkpot and quill, other traditional symbols of education. The shield is surrounded by two branches of laurel, a symbol of achievement. Beneath the shield, a green parchment charged with two ascending white stripes, which could symbolize the way to excellence. The shield is surmounted by the institute's name, written in black capital letters forming an arch fitted to the upper part of the framing read. Beneath the shield a white scroll inscribed with "LA FRATERNIDAD ALEGRA EL TRABAJO" (Fraternity Makes Work Joyous).
http://colmaria.edu.co/institucion/institucion/simbolos.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 5 March 2017


María, Institución Educativa Escuela Normal Superior de

image by Ivan Sache, 17 September 2014

Institución Educativa Escuela Normal Superior de María is located in the Santa Anna borough, part of the municipality of Rionegro (Antioquia Department).
The flag of the institute is in dimensions 2 m x 2.50 m, horizontally divided forest green-white. The upper stripe represents fertility, hope, youth, and growth. The lower stripe represents truth, honesty, peace, creativity, and purity.
Source: http://www.ensdemaria.edu.co/index2.php?id=10919&idmenutipo=1772&tag= - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 17 September 2014


María Jesús Mejía, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 04 October 2014

Institución Educativa María Jesús Mejía was established in Itagüí (Antioquia Department) by Resolution No. 16,072 of 25 November 2002, as the merger of Liceo Departamental María Jesús Mejía (est. by Decree No. 25 of 13 January 1983) and of Escuela Matilde Arango.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided red-yellow-green. The flag might have been derived form the flag of Itagüí, which is horizontally divided yellow-green-red.
Source: http://www.iemariajesusmejia.master2000.net/index2.php?id=16269&idmenutipo=1380&tag=col - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 04 October 2014


María Occidente, Institución Educativa Metropolitano

image by Ivan Sache, 6 October 2018

Institución Educativa Metropolitano María Occidente is located in Popayan (Cauca department).

The flag of IEM María Occidente is divided into two horizontal stripes of equal width, blue and green.
Blue, the cosmic color, represents the spiritual values acquired through student's experience and preparation.
Green, the terrestrial color, represents the student's aspiration to progress, ecological spirit, and projection to the educational community.
The flag is charged with a symbolic logotype, made of a universal circle charged left with the moon and right with the sun, which represent the institute's work schedule. The logotype also represents knowledge, science and art.
White represents peace while red represents commitment to practical and academic work and personal sacrifice required to progress.
http://reciclajemetropolitano.blogspot.com/2011/07/v-behaviorurldefaultvmlo.html
Blog Verde
Ivan Sache, 6 October 2018


María Reina, Escuela Normal Superior Indígena

image by Ivan Sache, 27 October 2014

Escuela Normal Superior Indígena was established by Resolution No. 787 of 8 November 1999 in Mitú (Vaupés Department), as the latest successor of Internado María Reina, a boarding school established by Decree No. 2,499 of 5 December 1953.
The flag of the institute is prescribed in the Institutional Education Project, as horizontally divided yellow-green.
Source: http://intellectum.unisabana.edu.co:8080/jspui/bitstream/10818/7586/1/123992.pdf
Ivan Sache, 27 October 2014


Mariano Ospina Rodríguez, Escuela Normal Superior

image by Ivan Sache, 30 October 2014

Escuela Normal Superior de Señoritas Mariano Ospina Rodríguez was established on 31 August 1956 in Fredonia (Antioquia Department) by Margarita Correa de Escobar. Escuela Normal Superior Mariano Ospina Rodríguez was eventually established by Departmental Resolution No. 1,816 of 30 September 1998. The institute is named for the statesman Mariano Ospina Rodríguez (1805-1885; President of Colombia, 1857-1861), who pushed the Bill that established Normal schools in Colombia and ran Colegio Académico (today Universidad de Antioquia), as well as rural boarding school established in 1852 in Fredonia on the slopes of Combia (today, Hacienda El Colegio).
The flag of the institute, inaugurated in 1958 on Corpus Christi Day, is horizontally divided green-white-red. Green is a symbol of the agricultural production and resources of the municipality of Fredonia. White is a symbol of the clouds and snow that cover Combia, Fredonia's emblematic mountain. Red is a symbol of fully ripe coffee berry, of blood growing from the earth, and of coffee production.
Source: http://www.ensumor.edu.co/bandera.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 30 October 2014


Maricé Sinisterra, Institución Educativa Técnica Industrial

image by Ivan Sache, 16 November 2014

Institución Educativa Técnica Industrial Maricé Sinisterra was established in 1972 in Cali (Valle Department) by the Motovalle corporation [est. in 1955, one of the main corporations of the Colombian automobile industry], under the name of Escuela Motovalle. The school was subsequently renamed Escuela Maricé Sinisterra, as a tribute to the teacher Maricé Sinisterra, who had been murdered during a community meeting.
Escuela Maricé Sinisterra and Escuela La Solidaridad were merged by Decree No. 939 of 29 May 1991 to form Escuela San Juan de Dios. Unidad Docente Maricé Sinisterra was established in 1998; Institución Educativa Técnica Industrial Maricé Sinisterra was eventually established by Decree No. 1,722 of 3 September 2002.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-light blue-dark blue. The flag represents the three-staged learning process. White is a symbol of purity, clear mind, and the apex of the learning process. Light blue is a symbol of the second stage of evolution in the learning process. Dark blue is the symbol of initial stage of the learning process.
Source: http://i-e-maricesinisterra.blogspot.fr/2012/10/escudo-bandera-simbolos.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 16 November 2014


Marsella, Institución Educativa Distrital

image by Ivan Sache, 26 July 2014

Institución Educativa Distrital Marsella was established in 1967 in the Marsella borough (Bogotá). Concentración Marsella was inaugurated on 26 July 1970 and renamed Centro Distrital Marsella in 1992.
The flag of the institute, adopted in 1998, is horizontally wine red-white-gray with the institute's emblem in the middle. Wine red (purple) is a symbol of serenity and interior peace. White is a symbol of peace, faith, and spirituality. Gray is a symbol of inspiration, creativity, and input.
Source: http://www.redacademica.edu.co/webcolegios/08/marsella/simbolos.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 26 July 2014


Martin Pomala, Institución Educativa Técnica

image by Ivan Sache, 17 November 2014

Institución Educativa Técnica Martin Pomala is located in Ataco (Tolima Department). The institute is named for Martin Pomala (1884-1951), one of the most popular poets in Tolima ("Sangre y otros poemas", 1941). He was murdered while earning his life as a school policeman.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-green. The colours are those of the flag of Ataco. White is a symbol of peace, while green is a symbol of the natural resources and of hope.
Source: http://ietmartinpomala.blogspot.fr/2011/11/simbolos-institucionales.html
Ivan Sache, 17 November 2014


Maternal y Jardin Infantil Pasitos, Escuela

image by Ivan Sache, 15 October 2018

Escuela Maternal y Jardin Infantil Pasitos (Small Steps Maternal School and Kindergarten) is located in Cúcuta (Norte de Santander Department).

The flag of Escuela Maternal y Jardin Infantil Pasitos is horizontally divided blue-white.
http://sites.aiyellow.com/jardininfantilpasitos/nuestro_jardin.html
School website

Ivan Sache, 15 October 2018


Maximiliano Kolbe, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 09 July 2011

"Colegio Maximiliano Kolbe" was founded on 1 February 1989 in Bogotá by Pedro M. Sanabria Ortiz and Reynelda Becerra de Sanabria. The institute is named for the Polish Franciscan Friar Maximilan Kolbe (1894-1941, canonized on 10 October 1982 by Pope John Paul II), who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi German concentration camp of Auschwitz.
The flag of the institute is shown graphically on the institute's website as horizontally divided white-blue-yellow. White represents spirituality based on a Christian vision of the world. King blue represents reality, achievement and success, recalling that excellence is built and transmitted with science, rigor and information. Yellow represents wealth, skills and values.
Source: http://www.maximilianokolbe.edu.co/simbolos.html
Ivan Sache, 09 July 2011


Maximiliano Netra Lamus, Institución Educativa Técnica Empresarial

image by Ivan Sache, 28 November 2014

Institución Educativa Técnica Empresarial Maximiliano Netra Lamus was established by Municipal Agreement no. 41 of 6 August 1998 in the borough of Protecho (Municipality of Ibagué, Tolima Department), succeeding Institución Educativa Protecho B, which had been established on 19 January 1998.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-pink-white.
Source: http://maximilianoneiral.edu.co/index.php/institucional/simbolos - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 28 November 2014


Mayor Alférez Real, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 21 June 2014

Colegio Mayor Alférez Real was founded on 14 September 1971 in Pance, a rural sector of Cali, by Mercedes Herrera Mora de Tenorio. The  campus is located on the Cañasgordas estate, once the residence of the  "alférez real", the representative of the King of Spain.
Source: http://colegiomayoralferezreal.edu.co/ - Institute's website
The flag of the institute is presented on the institute's website as horizontally divided in eight horizontal stripes, in turn blue and white, with the institute's emblem in the middle.
Source: http://colegiomayoralferezreal.edu.co/index.php/quienes-somos/nuestros-simbolos.html 
The flag in real use appears to be of very dark blue (nearly black) colour and to lack the institute's emblem.
Photos:
http://colegiomayoralferezreal.edu.co/images/stories/galerias/general/DSC_7370.jpg 
http://colegiomayoralferezreal.edu.co/images/stories/galerias/general/DSC_7374.jpg 
http://colegiomayoralferezreal.edu.co/images/stories/galerias/general/DSC_7378.jpg 
Ivan Sache, 21 June 2014