Earn college credit while studying the ideas that shape the world from industry leaders in New York City.
Learn from New York City’s Best at Summer Academy
This past summer, students engaged with professors and one another virtually during our Online Summer Academy. Though we were not able to meet in-person in New York City, students still had an enriching experience during the program. One student wrote of her experience, “The experience was unforgettable and I am so glad that I got to be a part of it!”
We are looking forward to offering Summer Academy again during Summer 2021. Out of an abundance of caution, we are unable announce at this time if the program will be in-person or virtual, but check back soon for further updates.
Areas of Study
Summer Academy 2020 ran as two separate weeks, each featuring several tracks.
- Faith and Finance: With Dr. Kimberly Reeve, students will study the economics, instruments, and institutions of financial markets using New York City as our case study. Students will also learn from Christian finance practitioners and discuss how Biblical principles are applicable to everyday operations at each institution.
- Arts & Culture Reporting: With Wall Street Journal veteran Prof. Paul Glader, students will become acquainted with the current landscape of the world’s cultural headquarters and learn what it takes to be an influencer in a such a competitive field.
- Sports Journalism: With experienced editor and sportswriter Prof. Clemente Lisi, students will practice the craft of sports journalism with on-the-ground writing experiences like covering a ball game.
How to Register
Summer Academy 2020 is open to high school students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2019-20 school year.
Summer Academy 2021 is open to high school students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2020-21 school year.
To be announced in the near future.
Application and Payment
To be announced in the near future.
Sitwat Atiq, Sugar Land, TX
2017, Political Economy
“From incredible walks discussing the historic developments of New York City to engaging in detailed discussions about manipulative political control with the professors; The King’s Summer Academy provides the best NYC experience imaginable! A perfect myriad of knowledge, art, culture and family at its finest.”
Alexander McIntosh, Suwanee, GA
2016, Politics and Government
“The Summer Academy program was the most invigorating and stimulating academic experience I have ever been a part of. After spending a week on campus, interacting with professors, making new friends, and exploring New York City, I knew there was no other college that could match what King’s brings to the table.”
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 2019-2020 school year. Students who apply should be interested in journalism, business, economics, politics, government, or leadership. 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.
To be eligible for Early Action, we must receive your application by January 31, 2020. 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. We will send a full code of conduct before the session begins for students and their parents to sign.
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, during mealtimes and activities, as well as in the classroom.Code of Conduct
Q: How will the classes work?
A: Professors will give lectures, facilitate discussion, and interact with the students real-time using online conferencing software.
Q: How do I access my Summer Academy Online Classes?
A: An information packet will be sent out to you once you have paid the enrollment fee with login information and instructions on accessing your course!
Q: Will the lectures be recorded or given live?
A: The lectures will be given live–please see our summer academy schedules for details about when the program will take place over the course of the week!