Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion de la Concordia, simply Concordia College is a Catholic school institution of learning located in Pedro Gil, Paco, Manila, in the Philippines. The college was founded in 1868 and is run by Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul.

Concordia College prospered towards the end of the nineteenth century with an upward enrollment. Among its well-known students was Maria Paz Mendoza-Guazon, the first Filipino woman doctor, who was also an educator, a writer and a feminist. Although her studies at the college were interrupted by the Revolution, she was able to resume her studies until she transferred to the American School in 1901.

Other notable students were Saturmina, Soledad and Olympia, sisters of Philippine National Hero, Jose Rizal, and his two loves – Segunda Katigbak and Leonor Rivera – the latter immortalized in his novelas as Maria Clara. The college is even mentioned in Rizal’s novel Noli Me Tangere.

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