Concordia College is a co-educational International Baccalaureate World School located in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs, offering a comprehensive education from Early Learning Centre to Year 12.
The vision of Concordia College is contained in three words: Engage, Achieve, Serve.
As well as our commitment to academic engagement and achievement, we offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities that encourage students to discover and develop their talents and interests within a safe and supportive environment.
Service to others is a core component of the Christian faith that underpins the ethos and practices of Concordia College. In fulfilling our mission we provide opportunities for students at all year levels to learn and grow through service and to reflect on their own spiritual development.
We have high expectations and aspirations for our students, who consistently achieve some outstanding academic outcomes. Most students go on to a quality tertiary education in universities throughout Australia and, in some cases, overseas. Our aspiration is for all Concordia graduates to leave with a quiet but confident sense of who they are, inspired and equipped to achieve and serve throughout their lives.
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The Early Learning Centre and Primary School at Concordia provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment in which each child’s strengths are developed. The curriculum focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and the world outside.
Middle Years Programme (MYP)
The Middle School at Concordia, encompassing Years 7 to 9, is a vibrant and supportive learning environment that provides opportunities for discovery, creativity and innovation. Excellence in the classroom is encouraged and students are challenged to engage in inquiry-based learning.
Diploma Programme (DP)
Concordia introduced the IB Diploma Programme in 2011. The programme at the College offers multiple subject choices in each of the Groups 1-6. Many classes are taught combined HL/SL and students make their final determination of levels at the end of Year 11. The College’s extra curricula programme is extensive with many varied options in music, drama, service, the arts and sports; these are an integral part of College life for all students. The College provides support for the core of the programme (EE, CAS and ToK) in each students’ timetable. Students are guided through the core by the Diploma Coordinator, the CAS coordinator and ToK teachers. IB Diploma graduates speak highly of their preparedness for university and many have returned to the College to share their experiences with current students. The student support network is strong and the students speak highly of being in the programme. “The IB can be very challenging, but I have never once regretted choosing it and I don't think that I ever will. I love the amount of one-on-one time I get with my teachers, and how close I have grown to the other members of the IB class of 2014.” (R.S. 2014)