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Taylor College and Seminary is about to gain new neighbours. Concordia High School has announced plans to relocate to space formerly used by the university college on the Taylor Campus. In a news release, Concordia says that it expects to move over the summer and to begin offering classes in Fall 2011, adding that the move will position the school "to expand its mission as a superior academic high school by seizing several key opportunities that have presented themselves."

The principal of Concordia High School, Mr. David Eifert, says students will benefit from the move.

"At this new location, Concordia High School will be able to maintain its solid tradition, but also continue to expand: it will offer a well-designed and well-delivered four-year university preparatory program; it will continue to be located on a college campus; and it will be able to accommodate a larger number of both day and residence students."

Concordia High School is currently located on the grounds of Concordia University College of Alberta, and the president of that institution offered his best wishes to the high school.

"Concordia (High School) is praised as having provided the best educational opportunity possible," said Dr. Gerald Krispin. "Parents and graduates all value highly what Concordia High School contributes to the education and personal formation of their children. I know that this tradition of excellence will continue as Concordia High School embarks on this new venture."

Established in 1921, Concordia High School is a faith-based independent school, affiliated with the Lutheran church.

This move does not directly involve Taylor, as the space to be occupied by Concordia was sold to the Eminata Group in 2010, but as neighbours there will doubtless be interaction and some sharing of resources (such as the library). Taylor College and Seminary welcomes this new neighbour to campus and we look forward to the presence of high school students starting this fall.