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 13-19 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

Nov 21, 2022
Summit Academy Photography student recently visited the National Aviary in Pittsburgh thanks to Tickets for Kids.
This non-profit agency provides our young men with exceptional cultural, educational and recreational opportunities. During this trip, the boys learned about and captured images of amazing birds from all over the world. It was an awesome day for all and the photos reflect the great photography skills that the young men are learning. Well done, […]
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Nov 17, 2022
LOVE YOUR HEART & LUNGS!!! The Thursday bef…
LOVE YOUR HEART & LUNGS!!! The Thursday before Thanksgiving is the American Heart Association’s annual Great American Smoke Out. Do something great today and make it your DAY ONE! For support and information, go to
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Nov 15, 2022

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Nov 14, 2022
Summit Academy Student Recognized at Juvenile Court Judges Conference for Creative Expression Entry.
Kaleb S. was honored during the Youth Awards portion of the JCJC Awards Ceremony for the poster he created based on this year’s theme, “Unfiltered: See Me, I Am Enough.” Kaleb attended the awards dinner and ceremony to celebrate this amazing accomplishment. Congratulations, Kaleb!!!
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Nov 13, 2022
Because we can’t have enough kindness in this world…
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Nov 11, 2022

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Oct 28, 2022
Summit Academy vs. Union
Friday October 28 at 7:00pm at Union High School!!! Let’s go Knights! #UKnighted
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Oct 23, 2022
Its game day!
Summit Academy vs. Laurel High School at 12:30pm at Summit Academy!!! Let’s go Knights! #UKnighted
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Oct 14, 2022
Its game day!
Summit Academy vs. Shenango at 7:00pm at Shenango High School!!! Let’s go Knights! #UKnighted
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Oct 7, 2022
Its game day!
Summit Academy vs. Riverview at 7:00pm at Riverview High School!! Let’s go Knights! #UKnighted
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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