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

Jan 23, 2023
Summit Academy once again partnered with the Foster Love Project. This annual community service opportunity allows Summit students to donate their time and talents to efforts that make the harsh realities of emergency foster care a little more loving. The students coordinate donated items which are then packed into care bags for young kids who […]
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In the News

Jan 21, 2023
After two tough losses, the Knights got back in the win column last night
Leading the Knights was Elijah D. with 24 points, including four 3’s. Also in double digits for Summit were Tayvone B. with 18 and Allen G. with 10. Congrats boys and good luck in the second half of section play!!!
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Jan 11, 2023
Summit Academy’s Wrestling Team has been battling all season. Most recently, nine young men competed in the Bo Woods Junior Varsity Wrestling Tournament in Indiana. Congratulations to: Jahmad D. – undefeated 1st place Mateo H. – undefeated 1st place Devon D. – 2nd place Cameron Hines – 3rd place On the season, Jahmad has only […]
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In the News

Jan 11, 2023
K. Douglas was the hero last night when he converted a last-second free throw to secure the 66-65 section win for the Knights. But the victory was definitely a team effort, with Allen G. leading the Knights with 29 points, followed by Tayvonne D. and Elijah A. who both added 11. The Knights improve to […]
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Jan 6, 2023
In the second of four consecutive home games, the Knights face Hillel Academy. JV game time is 6:00pm and Varsity is 7:30 pm.
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Jan 4, 2023
Let’s Go, Knights!
Let’s Go, Knights hit the hardwood tonight at home again Aquinas Academy. JV tip is at 6:00 pm with Varsity to follow at 7:30 pm.
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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