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Jose Alejandro Peralta, Gimnasio

image by Ivan Sache, 10 January 2004

The College is located in Giron, Santander department. Its flag is horizontally divided yellow-green with the College emblem in the middle.
Source:, located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 10 January 2004

José Allamano, Colegio Bilingüe

image by Ivan Sache, 11 December 2020

Colegio Bilingüe José Allamano was established on 10 February 1962 in borough San Gabriel de Bogotá, by Father Juan Fiorina, as Colegio Parroquial Los Doce Apostóles. The school was renamed to Colegio José Allamano, and to Colegio Bilingüe José Allamano by Resolution No. 160,028 issued on 3 September 2012.
Giuseppe Allamano (1851-1926; blessed on 7 October 1990 by Pope John Paul II) established the Consolata Missionaries on 29 January 1901 and the Consolata Missionary Sisters on 29 January 1910.
School's website

The flag of Colegio Bilingüe José Allamano is horizontally divided white-grey-blue with the school's coat of arms in the center.

White means purity, peace, kindness, harmony and transparency in the process of pedagogic teaching offered by the school. It also represents the student's project of life.
Gray represents discipline, commitment to study, knowledge and respect in the process of pedagogic teaching with students.
Blue of the seas uniting continents represents international and intercultural opening. It also represents responsibility, compromise, transcendence and projection in the process of pedagogic teaching of the institution.

On the coat or arms:
1. The flames burning from the torch represents the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, as a spiritual force boosting the process of pedagogic teaching of the school.
2. The stars represents the school's Marian dimension, under the advocation of the Consolata Virgin and refers to the three stars featured on the Virgin's cloak. They also represent the institution's ideals and goals in the process of pedagogic teaching with students.
3. The book and quill represents knowledge and wisdom as the institution's pedagogic means.
4. The school's flag featured in the shield's inner part has the aforementioned meaning.
5. The scroll is inscribed with the Latin motto "VOLUNTAS OMNIA SUPERAT" (Willingness Triumphs Over Everything).
School's website
Ivan Sache, 11 December 2020

José Antonio Galán, Institución Educativa, La Tableza

image by Ivan Sache, 24 January 2019

Institución Educativa José Antonio Galán, located in La Tableza, La Estralla (Antioquia Department), is composed of four seats, José Antonio Galán, Atanasio Girardot, Tulio Ospina and La Inmaculada.

The flag of IE José Antonio Galán is prescribed in Article 7 of the Manual de Convivencia, as horizontally divided green-white-red. Green represents hope, friendship and service. White represents purity, integrity and firmness. Red represents force, triumph and audacity., Manual de Convivencia
Ivan Sache, 24 January 2019

José Antonio Galán, Institución Educativa, San Bernardo

image by Ivan Sache, 24 January 2019

Institución Educativa José Antonio Galán is located in San Bernardo (Cundinamarca Department). The school is named for José Antonio Galán (1749-1783), leader of the Commoners insurrection in Santander (1781-1782). Captured on 13 October 1781 in Chaguanete, near Onzaga, Galán was brought to Socorro; sentenced to death on 30 January 1782, he was executed the next day.

The flag of IE José Antonio Galán is composed of three colored stripes of equal size, placed horizontally as follows:
Celestial blue: Represents water resources as the source of life and the school's compromise to preserve and conserve it through promotion of ecological awareness in the educational community.
White: Represents the promotion of culture and peace through an healthy coexistence and the respect and defense of human rights.
Green: Represents the aspiration to a better future based on the protection of natural environment as a vital axis of survival., School blog
Ivan Sache, 24 January 2019

José Benigno Perilla, Colegio de Educación Básica y Media Técnica

image by Ivan Sache, 13 January 2009

"Colegio de Educación Básica y Media Técnica 'José Benigno Perilla'", founded in Somondoco (Department of Boyacá) by María Lidia Puentes González (b. 1939), was recognized on 10 August 1962 by the Department of Boyacá (Decree No. 546), as "Escuela Normal Superior Femenina 'José Benigno Perilla' de Somondoco". The institute is named after José Benigo Perilla (1831-1893), second Archbishop of Tunja (1887-1893).
The flag of the institute is shown graphically on the website of the institute, as horizontally divided white-green with the emblem of the institute in the middle. White means purity while green means hope. The written description does not mention the emblem; moreover, the flag is said to have been officially approved in 1970 whereas the emblem was designed in 1981. Therefore I believe that the flag actually used is without the emblem.
The emblem of the institute was designed in 1981 by student Abraham Sánchez Sánchez. The shield is divided into four concave quarters by a red cross. The upper left quarter shows a white open book on a green field. The upper right quarter shows a red quill and inkpot on a hwite field. The lower left quarter shows a red torch on a white field. The lower right quarter shows a white diploma on a green field. A white escutcheon charged with a green pair of scales is placed in the middle of the shield. The shield is topped by a golden mural crown. The green writing  "Colegio de Educación Básica y Media Técnica José Benigno Perilla Somondoco Boyacá" is placed on a scroll under the shield. The cross recalls the cultural heritage and, especially, His Grace José Benigno Perilla; red symbolizes the sacrifice and constancy expected form the students. The book is the symbol of science, culture and work. The quill and inkpot symbolize empowerment, commitment and creativity. The torch is the symbol of knowledge and eternal spiritual light. The diploma symbolizes abnegation and great expectations. White and green are taken from the flag of the institute. The pair of scales represents commerce. The mural crown represents integrity, firmness and education expected to form a fortress. Gold is the symbol of obedience.
Ivan Sache, 13 January 2009

Jose Celestino Mutis, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 12 December 2020

Colegio Jose Celestino Mutis is based in borough Mutis, Bucaramanga (Santander).

The flag of Colegio Jose Celestino Mutis is horizontally divided red-green with a white triangle placed along the hoist.
Green represents youth's loyalty, hope, vigor and vivacity, as well as natural environment and fruit of the soil.
Red represents people's love, glee, felicity, friendship and heroism. Red is the color of great leaders.
White represents purity, honesty, innocence and peace.

The combination of the red, green and white colors produces harmony, representing love, science, success, honesty and peace. These re the colors of welfare.
School website
Ivan Sache, 12 December 2020

José Celestino Mutis, Colegio Mayor

image by Ivan Sache, 13 March 2017

Colegio Mayor José Celestino Mutis was established in November 1950 by Dr. Manuel Antonio Bernal Ramírez (1917-1982) and his wife, Blanca Sánchez de Bernal.

The institute is named for the botanist José Celestino Mutis (1732-1808). After graduation at the Royal Surgery College in Cádiz, Mutis was hired in 1760 as his personal doctor by Pedro Messia de la Zerda, Vice-Roy of New Granada. A brilliant scholar, he was appointed in 1762 Lecturer in Mathematics at the Colegio del Rosario (today, the University of Bogotá). From 1766 to 1766, Mutis explored the provinces of Pamplona and Ibagué to established silver mines; he was appointed in 1777 manager of the El Sapo mine in Ibagué. Mutis' main interest, however, was in natural history. The request of funding a scientific expedition submitted to Charles III in 1763 and reiterated next year remained unanswered. Not discouraged, Mutis had to wait for 20 years: on 29 April, the court initiated the "Royal botanical expedition in the Kingdom of New Granada", with the support of Vice-Roy Antonio Caballero y Góngora. The royal approval of the expedition increased the fame of Mutis among botanists; he was elected member of the Academy of Sciences of Stockholm, corresponding member of the Royal Garden in Madrid, and member of the Royal Academy of Medicine. The court acknowledged his records and proposals of use of plants from New Granada for healing purpose. In an expedition made in 1772 with Pedro Ugarte, Mutis discovered cinchona trees in Sierra de Tena; he promoted the extraction and export of quinine, especially in the article "Arcano de la Quina" (The Secrete of Quinine), published in May 1792 in the Santa Fé de Bogotá gazette.

Mutis' expeditions and research were not aimed at increasing the benefits of the court but at boosting the cultural and economical development of New Granada. He was involved in the establishment of the Sociedad Patriótica de Nuevo Reino de Granada (1801) and the creation of the astronomical observatory of Santa Fé de Bogotá (1803), in strong opposition with the Spanish courtesans led by Gómez Ortega. Mutis expected his collections and papers to remain in New Granada for the sake of progress and education; the political unrest, however, prompted the shipping of his material to Spain in 1817, where he was shared between the Royal Botanical Garden and the Royal Academy of History. - Complete biography, Royal Botanical Garden

The flag of the institute is divided pearl gray-wine red by the descending diagonal, with the institute's coat of arms in the center. Wine red, the colour of noble purple, represents the nobleness of the students educated at the institute. Pearl gray, the colour of steel, represents the force and courage transferred to the students for achieve high goals in their personal development and project themselves in a promising future.

The coat of arms of the institute is tierced per bend sinister pearl gray-white-wine red. The meaning of the colours is the same as on the flag, with alabaster white added as a symbol of limpidity. All over are placed a torch and a quill crossed per saltire, superimposed with an open book inscribed with the letters "M A B R", the initials of the institute's founder. The shield has a black border inscribed with the institute's name and Latin motto, "VBI LABOR IBI VIRTUS" (Where There Is Work, Virtue Is Present)) in yellow letters. - Institute's website

Ivan Sache, 13 March 2017

Colegio Mayor José Celestino Mutis (English: Jose Celestino Mutis Mayor School) is a private, coed, bilingual school, located in Bogotá and on November 12, 1950."
Sources: and
Esteban Rivera, 12 August 2020

  obverse and reverse by Ivan Sache, 13 August 2020
Based on photos obverse, reverse from and located by Esteban Rivera, 12 August 2020

Notice the motto "Vbi labor ibi virtus", the same as the ITC (Instituto Técnico Central). The official description of the flag is as follows: "Lleva en sus colores el símbolo del espíritu MUTISIANO enmarcados por los principios que inculcamos en el estudiante a través de los años de permanencia en el plantel. El vino tinto que representa lo purpúreo de la nobleza que caracteriza al estudiante Mutisiano formado en nuestro claustro."
Translation: "It bears in its colors the symbol of the MUTISIAN spirit framed by the principles that we instill in the student through the years of permanence in the campus. The red wine that represents the purple of the nobility that characterizes the Mutisiano student trained in our cloister. The pearl gray of steel that represents the strength and courage that is given to the student of our school to obtain great achievements in their personal development and that projects them to a promising future".

Usually, the flag is the same on both sides without the coat of arms. The allegoric description of the coat of arms is as follows: "En la cumbre de la ciencia el saber cual lábaro triunfante se destaca, y una luz de esperanza en cada ser se dibuja en las aulas Mutisianas. Del acero con la fuerza y la templanza nuestro Mutis tiene un alma dibujada, de un camino que se busca en lontananza como meta de una senda ya marcada. En tu púrpura encendido hay nobleza. En tu fondo alabastrino mente limpia. En tu pluma de saberes gran riqueza, y en tu antorcha el sendero que ilumina. Oh mi escudo MUTISIANO engrandecido por las gestas del Deporte, sabio anhelo tu figura en lo alto ennoblecido va marcando paso a paso mi sendero. Ocho letras en un libro dibujadas en el recuerdo que se esfuma en la distancia y ese ejemplo de dos almas veneradas dan impulso, valor, fuerza y pujanza."
Translation: At the peak of science, knowing which triumphant laborer stands out, and a light of hope in each being is drawn in the Mutisian classrooms. From steel with strength and temperance our Mutis has a drawn soul, of a path that is sought in the distance as the goal of a path already marked. In your fiery purple there is nobility. In your background alabaster clean mind. In your pen of knowledge great wealth, and in your torch the path that illuminates. Oh my MUTISIAN shield enlarged by the deeds of Sport, wise I long for your figure on high, ennobled, is marking my path step by step. Eight letters in a book drawn in the memory that fades into the distance and that example of two revered souls give impulse, courage, strength and strength".

Esteban Rivera, 12 August 2020

Detail of Arms

image located by Esteban Rivera, 12 August 2020

José Eusebio Caro, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 07 December 2014

Colegio José Eusebio Caro (Colcaro) is the continuation of the Casa de Estudio established on 17 May 1834 in Ocaña (Norte del Santander Department) by General Francisco de Paula Santander and renamed in 1906 Liceo de San Luis Gonzaga by José María Rojas. Colegio Provincial José Eusebio Caro was established by Decree No. 66, adopted on 22 April 1911 by the Assembly of the newly formed Norte del Santander Province. The institute is named for the poet and writer José Eusebio Caro Ibañez (1817-1853), co-founder in 1849 of the Colombian Conservative Party.
The flag of Colcaro is horizontally divided green-white.
Source: - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 07 December 2014

José Eusebio Caro, INEM

image by Ivan Sache, 9 July 2014

INEM José Eusebio Caro was established in Cúcuta (Norte de Santander Department) by Decree No. 1,962 of 20 November 1969. Classes started on 6 April 1970. Centro Miguel Müller and Escuela Ciudad Jardín were merged with INEM José Eusebio Caro by Decree No. 896 of 30 September 2002. The institute is named for the poet and writer José Eusebio Caro Ibañez (1817-1853), co-founder in 1849 of the Colombian Conservative Party.

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-blue with a yellow triangle placed along the hoist. White represents purity. Blue represents the infinite horizon. Yellow represents intellectual resources. - Institute's website
Ivan Sache
, 9 July 2014

José Eustasio Rivera, Institución Educativa Municipal

image by Ivan Sache, 12 June 2021

Institución Educativa Municipal José Eustasio Rivera is located in Bruselas, Pitalito (Hulla).
The school's namesake is the writer José Eustasio Rivera (1888-1928), author of the national epic, "La vorágine" (1924).

The flag of IEM José Eustasio Rivera is horizontally divided king blue-white with the school's coat of arms in the center.
The upper stripe represents wisdom and knowledge.
The lower stripe represents the institution's values as well as harmony and peace, which are featured of Bruselas.

The coat of arms of IEM José Eustasio Rivera was designed in 1995 by students and professors in social sciences.
The blue border, inscribed with the school's name, represents the local rovers and sources. The celestial blue background, divided by a blue diagonal stripe, again representing water resources, symbolizes wisdom and knowledge.
The white open book, inscribed with the motto "Science and Art", represents the disciplines taught in the school and its cultural values. White is a symbol of purity, ethical and moral values, and peace, characteristic of the region.
The mountains and the rising sun represents the school's geographical context, and agricultural resources, namely coffee cultivation. The rising sun recalls that the school is of recent formation.
School website

Ivan Sache, 12 June 2021

José Felix de Restrepo, INEM

image by Ivan Sache, 5 July 2014

INEM José Felix de Restrepo is located in Medellín (Antioquia Department).

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided red-yellow-green. Red is a symbol of valiance, nobleness, intrepidity, generosity, honor and strength. Yellow is a symbol of sovereignty and prosperity. Green is a symbol of liberty, friendship, service and respect.  - Institute' Constitution
Ivan Sache, 5 July 2014

José Félix Jiménez, Liceo

image by Ivan Sache, 9 October 2018

Liceo José Félix Jiménez was established in 1965 in Pasto (Nariño Department) by Father José Félix Jiménez, as Liceo la Presentación. The school was renamed for his founder by Resolution No. 1,463, adopted on 31 August 2007.

The flag of Liceo José Félix Jiménez is horizontally divided blue-white-blue with a yellow triangle placed along the hoist. Blue is a symbol of truth and knowledge, establishing a mental balance between facts and knowledge and between people and values. White is a symbol of peace and purity. The yellow triangle represents positive action towards a better world centered on reality.
School website
Ivan Sache, 9 October 2018

José Ignacio López, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 12 September 2014

Colegio José Ignacio López was established in Sincelejo (Sucre Department) by Departmental Resolution No. 574 of 8 November 1971. The institute is named for His Grace José Ignacio López Umaña (1883-1974), Bishop of Garzón (1924-1942) and Archbishop of Cartagena (1943-1974).
Source: - Institute's website
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-red-green.
Source: - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 12 September 2014