Our students are so much more than their trauma.
Boyle Street Education Centre (BSEC) is a public charter school in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (Downtown Edmonton, Alberta). We seek to address the learning needs of inner-city, street-involved youth who feel lost in Albertan school systems.
Our students have complex histories. There is trauma, loss, and abuse but there is also strength and beauty. BSEC students are so much more than their trauma. We strive to incorporate our students’ knowledge and Indigenous culture into our daily school life.
At Boyle Street Education Centre, your learning is yours to design. Our program has something for everybody. Check out BSEC’s FREE opportunities for students. Learn to cook in our commercial kitchen, create beauty in our esthetics and hair salon, experiment with woodworking in our studio, attend classes on producing, writing, and creating music and explore different sports in our athletics program.
Explore our program – it may just be the right fit for you.
At BSEC, we provide students a space free from harm – no matter your identity, ethnicity, gender or sexuality – we welcome you home.
Our Teachers Change How Students Learn
Our teachers at BSEC have extensive experience working with inner-city youth. We understand what our students have been through – from trying to navigate traumatic home lives to dealing with the conventional education system.
We’re not just here to get students a degree and out the door – we work with youth emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually so we can find a place of belonging together.
Support the youth at Boyle Street Education Centre
Members of every Indigenous community in Treaty 6 Territory, friends in the 2SLGBTQ+, and non-Indigenous community members are all invited to visit our school and learn about what we have to offer.
If you’re interested in getting involved, volunteering, donating your time or resources, contact us today and we will provide you with more information and details.
History of BSEC
Where BSEC began
Boyle Street Education Centre Timeline
1995 – opened as a charter school…