Summit Private High School

Learning Today to Lead Tomorrow

Drug & Alcohol Treatment

The Power & Promise of Achievement

Mental Health Therapy

Making Strides Toward a Better Tomorrow

The Empower Program

Career & Technical Training

Inspiring Students to Excel

Evidence-Based Counseling

Where Progress Happens Every Day


A Tradition of Excellence

Shelter Services

A Place for Healing

We expect great things from the young men who reside at The Summit Academy.

Located on a 122-acre campus in rural Butler County, Pennsylvania, The Summit Academy is a private, residential school for at-risk young men, ages 13-17 in grades 7-12. The school provides a trauma-informed, multi-faceted approach to rehabilitation and recovery for students who have experienced substantial trauma and challenges in their past.  Interweaving academics, substance abuse treatment, mental health therapy, counseling, trades training, community service, arts and athletics, we provide a transforming environment and unwavering support system that allows these young men to redirect their lives and their futures.

Through each experience and opportunity provided at Summit Academy, healing and restoration give rise to increased confidence, self-awareness and competency development.  Ultimately, surrounded by support and encouragement, they excel.

What is life like at Summit Academy?

Jumpstart your future at the Summit Academy. Students can earn a diploma, GED, and college credits. We help students find their passions. We offer training in many trades including auto repair, welding, screen printing, wood shop, and more. Our campus is complete with sports fields, a fishing pond, and a swimming pool. Our students excel both in and outside of the classroom at Summit Academy.

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Sep 4, 2023

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Aug 28, 2023
Follow all the action this season as our boys battle on the gridiron!!! #UKnighted
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Aug 18, 2023
Congratulations to Summit Academy’s Summer Graduates.
Good luck Jace D., Sergio H., Anthony P. and Steyn S., in all of your future pursuits!
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Jul 11, 2023
Congratulations to Jarrel O. on his acceptance to Slippery Rock University. We are very proud of his many accomplishments and see great things in his future, starting with his college degree. Good luck, Jarrel!!!
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Jun 19, 2023
Today we commemorate the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War and celebrate freedom for all.
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Jun 18, 2023
To all of the men making a difference in the life of a child, enjoy this day and know that you are someone’s HERO!!!
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Jun 13, 2023
The Summit Choir put on an amazing show for our staff, students and guests. The show comprised choir and solo performances from the students’ favorite film soundtracks, including Titanic, Toy Story, Newsies and The Lion King, among others. Congratulations to all of our performers on a job well done.
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Begin your future at Summit Academy, be a part of our success

At Summit Academy, our people are our most valuable resource and the cornerstone of our success. Therefore, we are continuously searching for individuals who demonstrate the enthusiasm, dedication and drive which will inspire our students to fulfill their maximum potential.

If you feel that have the character to shape bright young men into successful young adults, Summit Academy invites you to explore our unique career opportunities.

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

All candidates must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license and obtain Child Abuse, Criminal History, FBI and physical clearances upon employment.

Summit 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.


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