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

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 14-19 in grades 9-12. The school provides a 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.

In the News

March 9, 2020
Exploring the Wonderful World of Wheels Summit Ac…
Exploring the Wonderful World of Wheels Summit Academy students who are currently participating in our automotive-related trade class had the opportunity to attend the 2020 Pittsburgh International Auto Show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The auto show featured some of the hottest vehicles on the market, exotic and luxury cars and classics! No […]
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March 5, 2020
PARTNERS IN HOPE & LOVE BECAUSE ANYBODY CAN SERVE …
PARTNERS IN HOPE & LOVE BECAUSE ANYBODY CAN SERVE Once again, Summit Academy students volunteered with the Foster Love Project. The mission of this exceptional organization is to provide love in action to foster children, as well as support to the foster families who are providing care for them. Summit students Ismael C. (Franklin Co.) […]
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March 3, 2020
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN ACTION Ms. Erin's c…
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN ACTION Ms. Erin's chemistry class in incorporating STEM into her classroom through experiential learning. The first activity that the students worked on was creating boats from tin foil to see how many pennies could be supported! The winning boat was able to support 105 pennies! Learning through living at Summit Academy. "Tell […]
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March 2, 2020
AWESOME ALUMNI ALERT! Summit alumni Zach G. has g…
AWESOME ALUMNI ALERT! Summit alumni Zach G. has gone on to graduate from the Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville Florida. Zach was one of the first students at Summit Academy to earn an American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 flat plate welding certification. He currently holds two job offers and is deciding which one best fits […]
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February 28, 2020
CREATIVE SCIENCE Miss Marcella's biology stu…
CREATIVE SCIENCE Miss Marcella's biology students are learning about how fossils provide change in organisms over time. The students were asked to create an organism that they wish could have existed in history. Requirements for the project included naming the organism, drawing what it would have looked like alive, drawing it as a fossil, and […]
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February 19, 2020
Since the average annual snowfall in their hometow…
Since the average annual snowfall in their hometowns is under three inches, Lewis H. (Sacramento, CA) and Nathan C. (El Paso, TX) were thrilled to enjoy a day of snow and sledding in western Pennsylvania. Growing through new experiences every day. #Uknighted
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February 18, 2020
Congratulations to Summit Academy’s wrestling coac…
Congratulations to Summit Academy’s wrestling coach, Garrett Vulcano, who has been named Assistant Coach of the Year in WPIAL AA! Way to go Garrett… our students are better athletes and young men for your efforts. #Uknighted
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February 17, 2020
Summit Academy wrestling coach, Ryan Parrish, took…
Summit Academy wrestling coach, Ryan Parrish, took some of his most dedicated wrestlers to watch a Division 1 wrestling match between 10th ranked University of Pittsburgh and Davidson College. After the match, University of Pittsburgh head wrestling coach, Keith Gavin, took the time to speak to the students about what it takes to be a […]
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February 14, 2020
Good luck Summit Academy wrestlers Julius B. (Berk…
Good luck Summit Academy wrestlers Julius B. (Berks Co.), Logan B. (Franklin Co.), Ismael C. (Franklin Co.), Jamier G. (West Virginia), William K. (Blair Co.), Nicholas L. (Sacramento, CA), Philip M. (Chester Co.), Demetrius M. (Westmoreland Co.), Joseph P. (Westmoreland Co.), Shquincy S. (Allegheny Co.), and Damian S. (Philadelphia) as they travel to Canon McMillan […]
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February 12, 2020
Congratulations to our Summit Academy Knights bask…
Congratulations to our Summit Academy Knights basketball team as they completed their season Monday night. While the team just missed qualifying for post-season play, we are very proud of their effort, teamwork and sportsmanship all season long. Great job men!!! #Uknighted
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February 10, 2020
The Summit Academy drumline warms up before a fina…
The Summit Academy drumline warms up before a final home game of the boys basketball season. Thanks to A.K. and these young men for contributing their talent and enthusiasm to supporting the team all season! Let’s go Knights!!
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February 7, 2020
Summit Academy students and staff had an amazing o…
Summit Academy students and staff had an amazing opportunity to hear from two inspiring men who spoke about overcoming obstacles in life to achieve success and happiness! Denny Lane, who grew up in the foster care system, spoke about personal challenges and how mentors in his life inspired and believed in him when he did […]
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February 5, 2020
Miss Marcella’s Chemistry class is learning about …
Miss Marcella’s Chemistry class is learning about the elements that comprise the periodic table. As part of the lesson, the students selected a specific element and designed posters that include facts, properties and the elements chemical symbol. Well done!!
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February 3, 2020
Congratulations Dashawn G. (Philadelphia) for rece…
Congratulations Dashawn G. (Philadelphia) for receiving his diploma in January! We are very proud of his achievement and look forward to supporting his future academic and career planning objectives. Great job!!!
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January 28, 2020
Congratulations to Brady A. (California) for gradu…
Congratulations to Brady A. (California) for graduating this month! We wish him all the best as he returns home to pursue his future academic and employment objectives. Keep in touch Brady – can’t wait to see all you will accomplish!!
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January 27, 2020
AWESOME ALUMNI ALERT UPDATE!!!! 2019 Summit gradu…
AWESOME ALUMNI ALERT UPDATE!!!! 2019 Summit graduate Robert C. (Jefferson County) recently graduated from basic training and will be heading to Fort Drum in New York where he will be training with a mountain infantry unit! Good luck Robert and thank you for your service to our country!!!
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January 20, 2020
Congratulations to the Summit Academy Knights wres…
Congratulations to the Summit Academy Knights wrestling team! The team has again qualified for the playoffs this season with a 3-1 record in the section! Keep up the winning ways boys!!!
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January 13, 2020
The Summit Academy Book Club has selected to read …
The Summit Academy Book Club has selected to read "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton for their first book of 2020. The students will read chapters together and then discuss the story of two groups of teenagers whose bitter rivalry stems from socioeconomic differences. Ultimately, the characters come to realize that the differences in social class […]
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January 10, 2020
Members of the Summit Academy wrestling team recen…
Members of the Summit Academy wrestling team recently volunteered at the Powerade Wrestling Tournament at Canon-McMillan High school! These young men worked the tournament tables and videotaped for Flowrestling! In addition to contributing their time and talents at the event, the students got to watch some awesome wrestling over the course of the weekend.
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January 9, 2020
Great staff are our most valuable resource!! #Ukn…
Great staff are our most valuable resource!! #Uknighted
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January 8, 2020
AWESOME ALUMNI ALERT!!!! Summit alumni Isaiah M. …
AWESOME ALUMNI ALERT!!!! Summit alumni Isaiah M. is currently a full-time student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania studying Physical Therapy and also working a part-time job while in school! Isaiah earned his GED from Summit Academy and also completed college credits through our College within a High School program. So proud of this young man […]
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January 7, 2020
Summit Academy students participated in the Allegh…
Summit Academy students participated in the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank. Students assisted in organizing donated toys, clothes and food so that participants could shop for their seasonal needs. We love being a part of this wonderful holiday tradition each year!
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December 13, 2019
AWESOME ALUMNI ALERT!!!! 2019 Summit graduate Rob…
AWESOME ALUMNI ALERT!!!! 2019 Summit graduate Robert C. (Jefferson County) is currently serving in the US Army and is stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia! He reports that is doing very well and credits Summit Academy for helping him take responsibility for his life and giving him the tools he needed to succeed! Well done Robert […]
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November 26, 2019
The 2019 James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference…
The 2019 James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice was held in Harrisburg on November 6th-8th. Summit Academy’s clinical supervisor, Jason Wilson and lead counselor, Kathryn Flannery were chosen to present their workshop, “Empowering Youth to Overcome Addiction” during the conference. Citing research and incorporating various styles of positive reinforcement, Jason and Kathryn presented […]
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November 25, 2019
Good luck to the Summit basketball team as they ki…
Good luck to the Summit basketball team as they kick off their season tonight with a scrimmage at home again St. Joe’s. Let’s Go Knights!!!
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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