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Asociacion de Colegios Jesuitas

11 college flags of Asociacion de Colegios Jesuitas can be seen at <www.acodesi.org.co>.
Dov Gutterman, 3 June 2001

The flags of the colleges, shown on a map of Colombia in the refered link, are simple but elegant. All of them are represented with proportion 2:3.
Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

The original source for the flags without emblems, which does not seem to be available any longer, was a map of Colombia showing the location of the institutes and, very incidentally, their miniaturized flags. I guess that "flags" were added on the map to give a colour touch more than to add precise information. Accordingly, "colours" might have been selected, removing the more complicated elements.
Ivan Sache, 10 January 2009

San Jose

image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 January 2009 
flag

image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 January 2009 
emblem

image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 January 2009 
emblem details

image by Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001
simplified variant at www.acodesi.org.co

Horizontally divided blue-white.
Source: www.acodesi.org.co
Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

The institute has now its own website, under the name of "Colegio San José Barranquilla".
"Colegio San José" was founded in Barranquilla in 1918.
The flag of the institute, as shown on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided blue-white with the coat of arms of the institute in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 4 January 2009

The cartoon image of the flag suggests a very long ratio, wider than 1:2, and a smallish emblem, about half the flag height.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 January 2009 

Variant flag
There seems to be both a new logosymbol (http://colsanjose.edu.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-LogoLarge-192x192.jpg) and a flag, as seen here (second flag from left to right):
http://colsanjose.edu.co/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/WhatsApp-Image-2017-09-21-at-3.20.41-PM-1.jpeg (source: http://colsanjose.edu.co/primera-reunion-del-consejo-de-padres-2017-2018/). The new flag is a horizontal flag, divided horizontally into three equal stripes (top and bottom in blue, and the middle stripe in white). The new coat of arms is located in the middle of the white stripe.

The official description of the new logosymbol is as follows (translated from the original, in Spanish): "Composed of an inverted triangle whose sides are slightly curved.

At the base of the triangle, at the top, the name of the San José School is inscribed.
The triangle is divided vertically into two equal parts; the left side represents the tower of the temple of the first seat of the College, symbol of our faith and our traditions; the right side has the characteristic anagram of the Society of Jesus (official website: http://www.sjweb.info), consisting of the first three letters of the name of Jesus in Greek (Ιησούς, in capitals ΙΗΣΟΥΣ, which derived into the monogram (more properly Christogram) IHΣ, substituting the "Σ" for the S)): JHS (Spanish: Jesús, Hombre, Salvador) (English: Jesus, Man, Savior)

The cross that crowns the letter H (Eta in Greek), has a double crosspiece characteristic of the Cross of Lorraine for aesthetic reasons.

Below the triangle is a blue ribbon with the date of the establishment of the school, 1918, in yellow."
Sources: http://colsanjose.edu.co/nuestros-simbolos and https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/IHS
Esteban Rivera, 26 July 2018


 

Instituto San Jose

image by Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

"Instituto San José" was founded in 1917 in Barranquilla by the Society of Jesus, as the main outfit of  "Colegio San José".
The flag of the institute, as shown on a photo available on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided blue-white-blue.
Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001 and 6 January 2009

San Pedro Claver

image by Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

Horizontally divided yellow-blue.
Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

Colegio de la Compañía de Jesús en Bucaramanga.. The flag of the College is horizontally divided yellow-blue. The College was founded on 30 October 1896 in Bucaramanga. see <www.acodesi.org.co>.
Ivan Sache, 24 January 2002

San Ignacio

image by Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

"Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola" was founded on 11 December 1885 in Medellín by the Society of Jesus and moved in 1957 to its present location, near the town's stadium. The institute is named after the founder of the Society of Jesus, St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1557, canonized on 12 March 1622).
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided white-green-blue.
White represents purity and faith.
Green represents growth and hope.
Blue represents sincerity, piety and knowledge.
Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001 and 8 January 2009

Mayor de San Bartolome

image by Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

Horizontally divided blue-red-blue.
Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

San Bartolome La Merced

image by Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

Vertically divided yellow-red-yellow, 1:2:1.
Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

San Luis Gonzaga

image by Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

Horizontally divided white-yellow with a blue diagonal stripe.
Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

Santa Luisa

Horizontally divided white-blue.
Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

image by Ivan Sache, 5 July 2014

 Colegio Santa Luisa was established in 1968 by the Jesuit Father Carlos González in the borough of Lago Timiza (Bogotá). The campus is located on the old San Ignacio estate, purchased from the López Pumarejo family. The institute, member of ACODESI (Asociación de Colegios Jesuitas de Colombia) is managed by the Social Service Foundation Carlos González.

The flag of the institute is diagonally divided white-blue per bend sinister. The institute's emblem is placed in canton.
http://www.colegiosantaluisa.edu.co/es/index.php?Itemid=111 - Institute's website

The emblem of the institute is made of a yellow star charged with an open book inscribed "Ciencia y Virtud" (Science and Virtue), a handshake and torch. The blue border of the emblem is inscribed with the name of the institute and its year of foundation (1968).
http://www.colegiosantaluisa.edu.co/es/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43&Itemid=112
Ivan Sache, 5 July 2014

Santa Catalina

image by Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

Horizontally divided green-yellow.
Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

San Juan Berchmans

image by Ivan Sache, 3 January 2009

Quartered yellow-green-green-yellow.
Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

The institute has now its own website, under the name of "Colegio Berchmans".
"Colegio Berchmans" was founded on 2 October 1933 in Cali by the Society of Jesus. The institute is named after St. John Berchmans (1599-1621), a Belgian Jesuit born in Diest, canonized in 1888 and the patron saint of the altar servers.
The flag of the institute, according to a graphic representation and photos taken during the flag hoisting ceremony available on the website of the institute, is quartered green-yellow. Green represents youth, vigor, hope and aspirations. Yellow represents light and the resources provided by the spiritual virtues.
Ivan Sache, 3 January 2009

San Francisco Javier

image by Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001

Horizontally divided blue-green with a yellow triangle pointing to the mid-fly.
Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001