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

Apr 5, 2023
We are thrilled to congratulate Maxwell C. on his acceptance to Harrisburg Community College and Jacob C. on his acceptance to West Virginia University. Both students completed their high school requirements at Summit Academy, and we look forward to the great things they will accomplish when they enroll in the fall. Education really is your […]
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Mar 14, 2023
GOOD LUCK to the Summit Academy Knights Baseball and Volleyball teams.
We might not have Spring weather yet but bring on the Spring sports. #UKnighted
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Mar 1, 2023
Congratulations to our Summit Academy wrestlers on the 2022-2023 season
These young men competed with heart and sportsmanship each time they took the mat. We could not be more proud of every personal and team accomplishment achieved. #UKnighted
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Feb 27, 2023
Born into slavery in 1856, Booker T. Washington became one of the leading African American intellectuals of the 19th Century. At 16, he walked 500 miles to attend the Hampton Normal Agricultural Institute in Virginia, working as a janitor to afford his tuition. He established the National Negro Business League and the Tuskegee Institute, among […]
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Feb 22, 2023
Congratulations to the Summit Academy Knights basketball team on a phenomenal season and great effort in their playoff game.
While the season ended sooner than we hoped, we could not be more proud of our young men!!! #UKnighted
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Feb 22, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr., considered the most influential leader of the modern civil rights movement, continues to inspire generations even decades after his death. His staunch message of nonviolence and civil disobedience motivated thousands of protests and boycotts, leading up to his 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” […]
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Feb 16, 2023

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Feb 16, 2023
Come on out to cheer on our wrestling this Saturday, starting at 9:30am, at Greensburg-Salem High School. #UKnighted
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Feb 13, 2023
Many know Jackie Robinson as the first African American to play Major League Baseball when he started for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. His 10-year career was full of accolades and achievements, resulting in his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 and the retirement of his number “42” across all major league […]
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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