Summit Achievement

Introduction to Summit Achievement

Summit Achievement, a licensed residential treatment center, is located in the beautiful White Mountains region of Maine. Through the process of engaging therapy, classroom academics and challenging wilderness expeditions, students learn to accept responsibility for personal decisions and past behaviors, address individual and family issues, and become invested in their future. Summit’s innovative program serves adolescent boys and girls, ages 13 to 19, from around the world.

Students are required to progress through six program levels over an average of 8 weeks. During this process, they become accountable for their behavior, build self-confidence, and learn skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives. Students graduate with a new attitude, the ability to accept limits, and the resolve to avoid past behaviors and poor choices.

We invite you to fully explore our web site to learn more about our unique program and how we work with families to help young people reach their true potential. Summit Achievement is different. By combining the best features of wilderness programming with the best features of therapeutic boarding schools, the student’s negative behaviors are interrupted, personal strengths enhanced and family relationships strengthened – making the return home or the transition to boarding school more successful.

Snapshots of our Community

The Summit Difference

Summit Achievement is unique among wilderness programs in that it provides a complete residential campus and traditional academic coursework along with challenging adventure activities. Though the program components are described in detail in the pages that follow, visitors to our website may find it helpful to discover how Summit Achievement differs from typical wilderness program models.
(read more)


What can I say to you? What a leap of faith I took in giving my girl over to you and how unbelievably fortunate we were that I did. You collectively embody that remarkable combination of insight, concern, generosity, toughness, conviction, warmth, professionalism, wisdom, perseverance, and integrity, and we were the very lucky recipients as you applied it all in your work with Julia.
(read more testimonials)

Financing Options

Summit Achievement accepts students throughout the year on a rolling admissions basis. Financial Assistance may be available for those who qualify. We work with an independent loan organization called Prosper HealthCare Lending.