New Outlook Private High School

A Great Place to Learn

Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Making a Healthy Future a Reality

Mental Health Therapy

Healing Trauma & Developing strength

The Empower Program

Evidence-Based Counseling

Their Future Begins Here

Career & Technical Training

Preparing Students for Success

Extra-Curricular Activities

Making Their World a Happier Place

Shelter Services

Where Every Student Matters
We Expect Great Things from Our Young Women

For at-risk adolescent females, the world can be frightening and overwhelming, lacking dependable support systems and protection from abuse, neglect and violence. As a result, many of them suffer physical and emotional harm and turn to substance abuse and destructive behavior to cope with circumstances they cannot control.

At New Outlook Academy, located on the border of Baldwin Borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, we provide a comprehensive and safe rehabilitative residential setting for young women ages 13-18, in grades 7-12. Our school is multi-faceted, interweaving academics, clinical treatment, vocational training, counseling and extra-curricular activities. It provides the transforming environment and unwavering support necessary for these girls to redirect their lives.

From the moment they begin their day, our students are reminded that they are precious and unique and deserve every opportunity to achieve their dreams.  Safe from the trauma they may have experienced in their past, they begin to see their potential to develop and flourish. Surrounding by people committed to their care, they shine.

A place where you can have a fresh start.

We’re a home away from home and a place where the possibilities are endless. New Outlook Academy provides students with a personalized experience to education and self-growth. Our staff is dedicated to finding students’ strengths and building them up upon them.

If you’re a parent and you’d like additional information on New Outlook Academy, please click here.

If you would like to refer a student to New Outlook Academy, please click here.

In the News

Sep 4, 2023

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Aug 30, 2023
The group truly loved this book and all the emotions that came with learning about the struggles of those persecuted in Nazi Germany… some for their ethnicity and others for their convictions. Raelynn A. offered her profound thoughts on what she learned when she shared, “Our life is one proverbial coin toss. You can either […]
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Aug 28, 2023
The ladies of New Outlook outdid themselves this year with more than 50 amazing entries into our Juvenile Court Judges Commission Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “Believe in My Steps for Tomorrow.”Staff, students and guests can vote for their favorite works at our Art Show on 8/30. Winners will be announced 8/31.So proud of […]
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Aug 18, 2023
Congratulations to New Outlook Academy’s Summer Graduates.
Good luck Ariel B., Desah B. and Olivia E. in all your future pursuits.
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Jul 28, 2023
The New Outlook Garden Club has started harvesting the produce grown in the school garden. In addition to sharing with staff members, students are continuing the annual tradition of offering zucchini, peppers, cucumbers and other yummy veggies to our neighbors. Well done ladies! Nothing tastes better than homegrown!
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Jul 26, 2023
The members of the New Outlook Book Club have begun their next literary adventure. This time the group is reading The Book Thief, which is a historical fiction novel by the Australian author Markus Zusak, set in Nazi Germany during World War II. This critically acclaimed book won international awards and was eventually made into […]
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Jul 24, 2023
We are so thankful for the donation from the W.I. Patterson Charitable Fund in support of our student Prosocial Fund. This valuable resource provides opportunities for students to earn employability certifications such as ServSafe. The fund also provides supplies for activities that celebrate our students for the accomplishments and milestones they achieve here at New […]
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Jul 21, 2023
The following students recently completed their participation in the New Outlook Book Club reading of R.J. Palacio’s amazing book “Wonder” which inspired the “Choose Kind” movement. To celebrate the end of the book, the group enjoyed watching the movie version together. Ariel B. Desah B. Olivia E. Aliyah J. Karly K. Nora M. Madison P. […]
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Jul 19, 2023
Congratulations to the following students who recently completed their FA/CPR/AED certifications. Knowledge is power and in this case, it could be the power to save a life. Brooklyn B. Julianna C. Sam’iia D. Chloie M.S. Jennifer R. Destiny S. Vynciana V. Thanks to Al Darnley for running a great class and Riley W. for capturing […]
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Begin your future at New Outlook Academy, be a part of our success

At New Outlook Academy, our people are our most valuable resource and the cornerstone of our success.

We offer exceptional career opportunities with tremendous potential for advancement for individuals with high school, college, trade, master’s, medical and other advanced degrees

New Outlook Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  In addition to competitive compensation, all full-time positions include paid vacation and sick time and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, as well as long-term disability coverage, life insurance and a 401k plan.

If you have the desire to dedicate your talents to improving the lives of at-risk youth, click here, to learn more about career opportunities currently available.


The New Outlook Academy Annual Report is made available to all stakeholders upon request to: Corporate Communications Coordinator, 900 Agnew Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227 or