Victory Christian School faces uncertain future

Foreclosure of Victory Church over a bad business deal could force an end to the attached private school

The financial problems facing Edmonton’s Victory Church means an uncertain future for the church’s Christian school.

More than two hundred students now attend the private Victory Christian School, which offers classes from kindergarten to Grade 12.

However, the church no longer owns the building on Ellerslie Road that houses the school. Both the building and the land that it sits on were put up for sale by a judicial order Monday.

Court documents show the property was sold to developer Kevyn Frederick in August 2008 for $18 million.

The documents show Frederick made a down payment of $2.8 million but paid nothing more. The property fell into foreclosure. Any allegations made in the documents have not been proved in court. 

That sale has some parents, who pay up to $3,800 a year for tuition, worried about what will happen if the school is closed.

The Victory Christian School is accredited by the province. That means that if the school is to be closed, it has to give parents 30 days notice, according to a spokeswoman for Alberta Education.

It would also be required to try and place students in another school.

Calls to the church for comment from CBC News on the possible school closure have not been returned.