Amherst-Pelham Summit Academy

Welcome to Summit Academy

Students painting mural for new Summit Academy locationSummit Academy is an approved Massachusetts (DESE) public special education day school of the Amherst/Pelham Regional School District. Summit Academy provides students in grades 8 to 12 with comprehensive educational services in a therapeutic setting. Many of Summit Academy’s students have experienced academic, social-emotional, or behavioral challenges in a larger public school environment and are provided system-wide positive behavioral support practices (PBIS) and therapeutic support to grow socially, emotionally and academically.

In 2017, the school community of Summit Academy chose the name for the school which was derived from the school’s original location at the base of Mt. Norwottuck, one of the many peaks found along the Mt. Holyoke Range in the Amherst area.

Summit Academy’s school motto is “Explore Your Path to Success.” Each student has a learning style of their own, and therefore, our school offers each and every student an individualized education plan, based on their academic challenges and strengths. The staff at Summit Academy believe that all students want to be, and can be successful. They are committed to cultivating and maintaining a culturally responsive school environment where students can learn and embrace education with a growth mindset, and where every student can explore their path to success and reach the summit!

Principal: David Slovin

Weather Cancellation Line: (413) 362-1898

Absence Line: (413) 362-1729

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