A History of Success
The MISSION of The Academy Schools is to place students in a positive, productive environment, one which fosters success and nurtures the self accomplishment which naturally follows.
In 1982, founder Samuel A. Costanzo opened our first school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the request of juvenile court judges who were seeking a healthy alternative to the institutionalization of Allegheny County juvenile offenders.
The Academy Schools, though increasing in numbers, have never forgotten their core mission of combining rigorous educational curricula with extensive counseling services, trade skills training and athletics. We seek to capture our students in their finest moments, emphasizing their successes and never letting them revert to anything less than their best.
It's a philosophy—indeed, an entire system—that works wonders.