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

Athletics

A Tradition of Excellence

Shelter Services

A Place for Healing
SETTING YOUNG MEN
ON THE PATH
TO A BETTER FUTURE

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 13-19 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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In the News

Oct 14, 2021
College within the High School Program Prepares St…
College within the High School Program Prepares Students for Education and Life After Summit Academy Summit Academy students, enrolled in the Psychology 201 College within the High School course through Butler Community College, are studying the different fields of psychology. This semester’s course content also covered the history of psychology, research methods, how the brain […]
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In the News

Oct 13, 2021
Summit Academy Student Receives JCJC Award. Con…
Summit Academy Student Receives JCJC Award. Congratulations to Brendan T. for being selected as a winner of the 2021 Juvenile Court Judges Commission Conference Creative Expression Contest. The theme for this year’s poster contest was “Moving Forward in Unity!” Pictured below is Brendan’s amazing, winning entry!!
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In the News

Oct 11, 2021
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS BUILDING CHARACTER Su…
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS BUILDING CHARACTER Summit Academy students took part in two separate service events hosted by The Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company. The students set up tables and chairs for their Oktoberfest Arts Festival and the annual Sportsman Fest. They also set up trash cans and assisted with clean-up between events. At the conclusion of […]
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In the News

Oct 8, 2021
Congratulations to the following Summit Academy st…
Congratulations to the following Summit Academy students who earned their ServSafe Food Handler Certificate! Mearlyn A. Garth B. Dasani C. Raquoine C. Kylee D. Jayden E. Luis F. Demetrius H. Brandon H. Jonas K. Caleb M. Canari M. Dallas M. Dakota N. Blayne S.
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In the News

Sep 13, 2021
Springdale dominates Summit Academy to stay unbeaten | Trib HSSN
Some positive encouragement for our Summit Academy Knights Football team. ❤️🏈🏈💙 Keep you heads up boys,,,,it not the “W’s” that define a team, but how you face adversity. Every year we start with a new group of kids that have little experience and field a team that competes in the WPIAL Conference. This year is […]
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In the News

Sep 1, 2021
AWESOME ALUMNI ALERT We are incredibly proud of S…
AWESOME ALUMNI ALERT We are incredibly proud of Summit Academy alumni Zach Loomis. He recently shared that he has been working with a successful landscape company and assisting with a lawn care crew. The pictures speak for themselves as he and his team clearly do great work. Congrats Zach – we wish you continued success […]
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Sep 1, 2021
COME CHEER ON THE KNIGHTS FOOTBALL TEAM THIS SATUR…
COME CHEER ON THE KNIGHTS FOOTBALL TEAM THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th AT 12:30 PM IN THEIR HOME OPENER AGAINST LEECHBURG. GOOD LUCK BOYS!
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In the News

Aug 30, 2021
TAKE ME OUT TO A BALLGAME! After missing out on m…
TAKE ME OUT TO A BALLGAME! After missing out on months of live baseball due to COVID-19, our students are once again able to enjoy fun days at PNC Park. Recently, the following students enjoyed a beautiful evening of Pirates baseball. David A. (Lebanon Co.), David B. (Bedford Co.), Alexander C. (Monongalia, WV) , Brandon […]
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In the News

Aug 26, 2021
FOOTBALL SEASON IS UPON US After missing the 2020…
FOOTBALL SEASON IS UPON US After missing the 2020 football season due to the pandemic, the Summit Knights are nearly ready to kick off the 2021 season. After weeks of conditioning and practice, Summit opened the season with a scrimmage against Riverside on August 21st. Many of our first-time players took this opportunity to practice […]
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Aug 24, 2021
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS BUILD CHARACTER Summit…
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS BUILD CHARACTER Summit Academy students recently participated in a community service project with Freeport Renaissance Association. This community-based organization strives to make the local business district more aesthetically appealing, improve the riverfront area, restore historic buildings and develop a community center. Our young men provided landscaping services, including mulching, weeding flower beds […]
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EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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