Earn college credit while studying the ideas that shape the world from industry leaders in New York City.
Experience The King's College in New York City
Join us for Summer Academy 2023! Students will forge friendships with peers from across the country, alongside New York’s brightest thinkers and creatives, all while earning college credit. The King’s College faculty will guide you in dynamic class discussions and arrange exclusive visits to NYC landmarks. You’ll gain a biblical perspective on the foundations of modern society through tracks such as business, journalism, law, the arts, and more! .
Join Summer Academy 2023
Apply now to reserve your spot in Summer Academy.
Full Track Schedule
Summer Academy 2023 will run for 2 separate weeks, each featuring two tracks. Students are welcome to sign up for either or both of the 2 weeks.
Week 1: July 16–21
Introduction to Constitutional Law: The First Amendment
Week 2: July 23-28
Arts and Culture Journalism
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Students will explore the moral foundations and historical origins of America’s Constitution and the regime of ordered liberty it established. In particular, we will study the “first” freedoms secured by the First Amendment (religion, speech, press, and assembly) and how the Supreme Court interprets these freedoms today. Students will immerse themselves in the topic by reading and discussing primary-source documents, hearing from legal professionals, and visiting historically significant places in New York City, the capitol of the nation during the ratification of the Bill of Rights. The track will prepare students to read and analyze the arguments in primary- source documents, familiarize them with the most frequently-used legal terminology, and teach them about the Constitution’s protection of the free-flow of ideas in a self-governing society.
Students will dive into the heart of the American Theater scene by seeing three shows, touring some of America’s top theatrical institutions, learning about the new work development process in NYC, and engaging with theater professionals who work both on and off NYC’s professional stages. Students will leave with a sense of what it takes to succeed in such a competitive field, both as a theater professional and as a Christian.
The Contemporary Theater track contains additional $350 fee.
From the high culture of the Met Opera and MoMA museum to the pop culture of U2’s Bono and Marvel comics films, Professor Paul Glader takes you into the heart of New York City to learn and participate in arts and culture journalism in NYC. Study the current landscape of the world’s cultural headquarters and learn what it takes to be an influencer in such a competitive field.
How do entrepreneurs identify new ideas? How can you be more creative in the fields of business and finance? Learn how you can identify and optimize kingdom-focused opportunities in our globalized world.
How to Register
Summer Academy 2023 is open to high school students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2022-23 school year.
Summer Academy 2023 tracks are open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the 2022-23 school year.
In person (residential): $1,950
In person (commuter): $1,000
*Contemporary Theater Additional Course Fee: $350
Application and Payment
Application is now live! Payment details will be communicated after we have received the application.
Jensen Frey, Fairfax Station, VA
2020 Faith and Finance
“It was refreshing to learn about a topic that I had little experience in, and Dr. Reeve and Professor Hrynuik were the most gracious and knowledgeable guides! We covered topics such as the role of business, how the market, state, and community foster business, the history of money, and even Bitcoin! Having the professors talk on how to responsibly use money to further the Kingdom was so insightful.”
David West, Atlanta, GA
2018, Sports Journalism
“Prof. Lisi fostered a desire and passion for sports journalism and I definitely want to start a sports blog or podcast and work on my future as a sports journalist.”
Mary Grace Metheny, Dallas, TX
“It’s really hard not to say everything when asked what I loved about the Summer Academy, because I really did enjoy the week so much. That to say, one thing that really stuck out was spending time with professors and students of King’s. Discussing the morning’s lecture with the professor, talking about life of a NYC student while riding on the subway—those were such life-giving conversations. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to be welcomed into conversations with people who possess an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience.”
To be eligible to attend Summer Academy, a student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in the 2022-2023 school year. Students who apply should be interested in journalism, business, economics, politics, government, or theater. They should also be academically oriented, as the program will consist of lecture, discussion, and activities that are geared toward high-achieving high school students. GPA is factored as a part of the application process.
Students will be considered for the program based on the strength of their application, and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applications for regular registration will be accepted on a rolling basis, so apply early and hear back from us sooner!
Our community thrives on independence and mutual respect, so students will be encouraged to interact with integrity and character. Students at the Academy will have the chance to interact with King’s professors, other experts in their field, and current students from King’s throughout their time at the Academy.