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Los Cedros, Colegio Gimnasio

image by Ivan Sache, 13 November 2010

Colegio Gimnasio Los Cedros, located in Medellín, was founded in 1972.
The flag of Colegio Gimnasio Los Cedros, as shown graphically on the institute website, is horizontally divided yellow-black. Yellow (gold) is a symbol of knowledge, firmness, faith, purity and greatness of aspirations and ideals. Black is a symbol of prudence, honesty and obedience, of pain as well.
Ivan Sache, 13 November 2010

Los Cerros, Gimnasio de

image by Ivan Sache, 1 January 2021

Gimnasio de Los Cerros is managed in Bogotá by the Corporación Educativa Central, as a "corporative apostate work" of Opus Dei.
School website

The flag of Gimnasio de Los Cerros is vertically divided red-white-blue with the school's emblem in the center.
The emblem must be canting, for "cerros", "hills".


Ivan Sache, 1 January 2021

Los Farallones, Gimnasio

image by Ivan Sache, 10 January 2004

The College was founded in Valle del Lily in 1974. Its flag is blue with a pink diamond in the middle, touching the upper and lower borders of the flag and flanked by two smaller green diamonds touching the left and right borders of the flag, respectively. A blck logo made of a combination of the G and F letters is placed in the pink diamond
Source:, located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 10 January 2004

Los Libertadores, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 21 August 2017

Institución Educativa Los Libertadores originates in a project initiated in 1970 in Consacá (Nariño) by Mayor José Antonio Rosero Rosero, unfortunately rejected by the departmental administration. Colegio Cooperativo Mixto Consacá, authorized by Resolution No. 307, was eventually inaugurated on 11 September 1972. Taken over by the Department of Nariño on 9 December 1993, as prescribed by Ordinance No. 27, the institute was merged with Centro Educativo Luis Felipe de la Rosa by Resolution No. 2,519 of 30 September 2002. Resolution No. 770 of 16 August 2003 established the present-day name of the institute. - Institute's website

The flag of I.E. Los Libertadores is prescribed in Article 1.3.2 of the Manual par la Convivencia, prescribed by Agreement No. 2 of 6 October 2014.

The flag was established on 7 November 1997, as prescribed by Resolution No. 3A, adopted on 9 November 1997, with the following design. Three horizontal stripes of equal size, the upper and the lower stripes, red, the central stripe, white. In the center is placed the coat of arms of the institute. The equality of the stripes represents equity granted to all members of the educational community, both in rights and duties.
Red is the symbol of the fierce struggle during the battle of Bomboná*. White is a symbol of peace and harmonious coexistence that the institute aims at teaching to the students and the community, in agreement with its institutional philosophy.

The coat of arms of I.E. Los Libertadores is prescribed in Article 1.3.3 of the Manual par la Convivencia.
1. The shape of the coat of arms is as usual in heraldry. Its meaning reflects the mission, view and institutional principles, and, in general, the intentions of the educational action.
2. The shield has a red border, which means education nourished with human feelings. The star placed in the upper border symbolizes light guiding the development of the town via the liberating educational project. The broken chain highlights the name and action of the institute, Liberty as a force inherent to the human being, favored by intellectual and spiritual teaching.
3. In the center of the shield is featured volcano Galeras**, as the stronghold of the vivid natural environment that surrounds us and supplies us with sources of life. Its color [green] is a symbol of aspiration to the education of new human beings and of education in harmony with the natural environment, the volcano and the river being elements of the beautiful landscape of Consacá. From this marvelous natural resources emerges a firm hand and fist, holding a parchment, as a faithful reflection of highest aspirations and projection towards the future. On a blue background representing calm is placed an open book representing open and dynamic science, constantly oriented to knowledge. Yellow is a symbol of search for quality in the educational compromise.
4. The aforementioned symbols are framed by a diamond with a yellow border, representing the durability of the I.E., inscribed in the
timeline of the town.
5. The inner part, plain white, represents the purity of childhood and youth, as well as peace and coexistence via respect of difference. - Manual par la Convivencia

* The battle of Bomboná was fought on 7 April 1822 on the southern slopes of volcano Galeras**. The battle opposed the Royalist troops (1,200), commanded by Colonel Antonio García y Velasco to the Patriot troops (1,700) commanded by Simón Bolívar, heading from Bogotá to Pasto. In spite of great human loss, the patriots forced the Royalists to withdraw, which prepared the surrender of the garrison of Pasto. - Centro National de Historia (Venezuela)

** Volcano Galeras (4,276 m), a stratovolcano with a large breached caldera located immediately west of the city of Pasto, is one of Colombia's most frequently active volcanoes. The dominantly andesitic Galeras volcanic complex has been active for more than 1 million years, and two major caldera collapse eruptions took place during the late Pleistocene. Long-term extensive hydrothermal alteration has affected the volcano. This has contributed to large-scale edifice collapse that has occurred on at least three occasions, producing debris avalanches that swept to the west and left a large horseshoe-shaped caldera inside which the modern cone has been constructed. Major explosive eruptions since the mid Holocene have produced widespread tephra deposits and pyroclastic flows that swept all but the southern flanks. A central cone slightly lower than the caldera rim has been the site of numerous small-to-moderate historical eruptions since the time of the Spanish conquistadors. - Volcano World, Oregon State University

The historical record of the I.E. adds that the coat of arms was adopted by Resolution No. 16 of 22 May 2008, following a call to proposals and superseding the original coat of arms adopted at the same time as the flag. The design submitted by Eider Arnulfo Villota (grade 10-1) was amended by the teacher Segundo Juan Sapuyes. - Institute's website

Ivan Sache, 21 August 2017

Los Libertadores, Institución Universitaria

image by Ivan Sache, 14 February 2004

The 'Fundacion Universitaria Los Libertadores' was founded in Bogota in 1982. Its flag is horizontally divided green-white-red with the emblem of the Institute in the middle of the white stripe. The emblem is made of the heads of the three 'Libertadores', who are: 'El Libertador', Simon Bolivar; 'El Hombre de las Leyas', Francisco de Paula Santander; 'El Precurso de la Independencia', Antonio Narino. The heads are surrounded by a laurel wreath.
Source:, located by Dov Gutterman, updated by Ivan Sache.
Ivan Sache, 14 February 2004

A photo of the flag of the university is shown on this page.
Green represents hope, honour and friendship.
White represents integrity, purity, and eloquence.
Red represents fire, highness, value and strength.
The heads of the three Libertadores are surrounded by 42 leaves of laurel.
Ivan Sache, 17 December 2008

Los Llanos, Gimnasio de

image by Ivan Sache, 3 January 2021

Gimnasio de Los Llanos is located in Yopal (Casanare).

The flag of Gimnasio de Los Llanos is horizontally divided white-blue-green with the school's emblem in the center.
School website
Ivan Sache, 3 January 2021

Los Nogales, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 14 March 2017

Institución Educativa Los Nogales was established on 22 March 2011 in the El Paraíso borough, Montería, Córdoba Department, by the Fundación Ana Carmela Gómez de López.

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-blue with the institute's coat of arms in the center. Blue is a symbol of fraternity while white is a symbol of knowledge, peace and spirituality.

The coat of arms of the institute was designed in 2011 by the educational community. The proposal made by class 9A, guided by Manuel Francisco Contreras Ruiz, was considered as the most suitable. The design was amended by Liliana Paola García Támara, who proposed the nut shape of the shield.The shield is divided white-blue by a white bend sinister inscribed with the institute's motto "CIENCIA CULTURA VALORES" (Science Culture Values). A nut tree ("nogal") is featured in the white part, as a symbol of force. An open book is featured in the blue part, as a symbol of science and education. The shield is surrounded by a yellow scroll inscribed with the institute's name and place. The shield and scroll are bordered in brown. - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 14 March 2017

Los Periodistas, Institución Educativa Distrital Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 24 September 2018

Institución Educativa Distrital Colegio Los Periodistas was established in 1992 in Ciudad Kennedy Sur, Bogotá.
The symbols of IED Los Periodistas are presented in the school's Proyecto Educativo Institucional, as follows.

The flag is composed of the white and blue colors, in the center is placed the school's coat of arms. It symbolizes the compromise required to increase the school's profile and integral education based on principles and values that allow the construction of a productive and peaceful community.

The coat of arms is charged with the school's initials inscribed on a parchment that symbolizes intelligence and academic education, superimposed to two stripes that represent the equality of all students to establish a peaceful and tolerant way of living inside and outside the institute.
Proyecto Educativo Institucional
Ivan Sache, 24 September 2018

Los Pinos, Institución Educativa Distrital

C.E.D. (or I.E.D.) Los Pinos is an official (public) school that currently has three branches in Bogotá. C.E.D stands for Centro Educativo Distrital (District Educational Center), which was later changed to I.E.D (Institución Educativa Distrital, District Educational Institution) to denote all official (public) schools in the city.

Its flag is seen here.
Esteban Rivera, 14 December 2015

Los Sauces, Gimnasio

image by Ivan Sache, 07 August 2014

Gimnasio Los Sauces was established in 1986 in Bogotá by María Hilda Segura de Rosas and Jorge Enrique Rosas Silva and officially authorized on 10 February 1987.
The flag of the institute is vertically divided (1:2), white at hoist and horizontally divided red-green at hoist. White is a symbol of peace. Red is a symbol of joy and surpassing. Green is a symbol of natural environment, life, and aspiration to a better future.
Source: - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2014

Loyola, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 18 July 2014

Colegio Loyola is located in Toscana borough, part of the municipality of Medellín (Antioquia Department).

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided gray-green-red by two three-segmented broken lines. The green stripe is charged with a white ring and two white horizontal lines. - Institute's website
image by Ivan Sache, 18 July 2014