Concordia High School (Edmonton)

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Concordia High School
Edmonton Alberta
Type Private
Motto Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom)
Established 1921
Closed 2012
Grades 9-12
Color(s) blue      and gold     

Concordia High School, (originally named Concordia College and subsequently, Concordia College High School until 1997) was created with the purpose of preparing young men to attend the Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Once ordained they would return to the Canadian Prairies to open up new Lutheran churches. Concordia was established 1921 with a first class of eighth grade boys. In the 1940s the school became co-ed and became an academic prep school.[citation needed]

In 1987 Concordia University College of Alberta was granted degree granting status. The history of the university college (CUCA) is largely owed to the small academic high school that added junior college courses to the high school program until it grew into a full fledged university college.

Most often students received their high school diploma and took university courses at Concordia until they were accepted at the University of Alberta. In 2000 the high school program was separated from the university program. Concordia High School was incorporated as a separate entity with its own board of governors not under the governance of CUCA.

In 1997 the high school moved to 112 ave & 73 street in Edmonton, where it remained for 14 years. In July 2011 Concordia High School moved to 830 Saddleback Road (the former Taylor University campus) in Edmonton.[1]

Concordia High School permenantly closed on August 20, 2012.[2]

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Coordinates: 53°33′41″N 113°26′51″W / 53.5613°N 113.4475°W / 53.5613; -113.4475


  1. ^ "Concordia High School to move Edmonton campus, expand programs". Canadian Lutheran. January 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "High School Closing – Information for Parents, Students and other Parties". Concordia High School. August 20, 2012.