Summer Academy

Summer Academy

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

Summer Academy is back in person in 2022! The program will be hosted both in-person and virtually to allow students from around the country (and beyond) maximum flexibility in participating. Your studies will include lectures, discussion, museum visits, exploration of NYC, and more, all taking place real-time in person in NYC. A personalized online week will also be hosted using conferencing software for students who are unable to attend in person. You may sign up for one, two, or even three Summer Academy weeks, choosing a different track each time.

Join Summer Academy 2022

Apply now to reserve your spot in Summer Academy.

Full Track Schedule

Summer Academy 2022 will run as 3 separate weeks, each featuring several tracks. Students are welcome to sign up for any of the 3 weeks.

Week 1: July 10–15 (In person)

Faith and Finance
American Legal Studies

Week 2: July 17–22 (Online)

New York City on Film
Investments and Innovations in Finance

Week 3: July 24–29 (In person)

Arts & Culture Reporting
Sports Reporting

American Legal Studies

Week 1 (July 10–15)

In the American Legal Studies track, 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.

Instructors: Dr. Joe Griffith, Dr. Kimberly Reeve

Arts and Culture Reporting

Week 3 (July 24–29)

With Wall Street Journal veteran Prof. Paul Glader, students will become acquainted with the current landscape of New York City as a headquarters for many parts of arts, entertainment and culture. They will learn what it takes to be a journalist who reports and writes about arts and entertainment – from Brooklyn galleries to exhibits at MoMA, from the Bronx’s birth of hip-hop to Broadway musicals and classical performances at Carnegie Hall.

Instructor: Prof. Paul Glader

Faith and Finance

Week 1 (July 10–15)

With Prof. Michael Hrynuik and 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.

Instructors: Prof. Michael Hrynuik, Dr. Kimberly Reeve

Investments and Innovations in Finance

Week 2 (July 17–22)

Have you ever wondered what makes a satisfactory return in the financial market? Have you looked at the change in a company’s stock price when it goes public and wondered why the price fluctuates so much on the first day? I mean, how do you even know what a firm is worth? Join Dr. Dami Kabiawu and Professor Michael Hrynuik on a quest for answers. This introductory course provides an overview of capital markets, firm valuation, and answers the age-old question of, what is new in finance?

Instructors: Dr. Dami Kabiawu, Prof. Michael Hrynuik

New York City on Film

Week 2 (July 17–22)

Explore the iconic city of New York as depicted in classic and contemporary film. Landscape, architecture and mood combine to create setting and character of place. Filmmakers will use New York as a case study for their own exploration into capturing the essence of their storytelling environment.

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Salyers

Sports Reporting

Week 3 (July 24–29)

With King’s professor and sports journalist Clemente Lisi, a series of lectures and virtual outings emphasizing the history of sports journalism in New York City with a focus on the life and faith of baseball legend Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Throughout this one-week course, students will learn to see sports media from an ethical perspective as they learn what it takes to report and write about sports from college to the pros, from the street basketball court to the World Cup.

Instructor: Prof. Clemente Lisi

Week Schedules

The schedules below are from Summer Academy 2021. Schedules for Summer Academy 2022 will be posted soon.

How to Register

Summer Academy 2022 is open to high school students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2021-22 school year.


Summer Academy 2022 online tracks are open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the 2021-22 school year. In person tracks are open to rising juniors and seniors.

Summer Academy 2022 online tracks are open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the 2021-22 school year. In person tracks are open to rising juniors and seniors.


In person (residential): $1,950

In person (commuter): $1,000

Online: $200

In person (residential): $1,950

In person (commuter): $1,000

Online: $200

Application and Payment

Application is now live! Payment details will be communicated after we have received the application.

Application is now live! Payment details will be communicated after we have received the application.


Track Leaders

Paul Glader

Paul Glader

Arts & Culture Reporting Track Leader
Joseph Griffith

Dr. Joseph Griffith

American Legal Studies Track Leader
Michael Hrynuik

Prof. Michael Hrynuik

Faith and Finance Track Leader
Dami Kabiawu

Dr. Dami Kabiawu

Investing Track Leader
Clemente Lisi

Prof. Clemente Lisi

Sports Journalism Track Leader
Paul Mueller

Dr. Paul Mueller

Faculty Director of Summer Academy
Kimberly Reeve

Dr. Kimberly Reeve

Track Leader: American Legal Studies, Faith and Finance
Stephen N. Salyers

Dr. Stephen N. Salyers

New York City on Film Track Leader

Program Details

Acceptance Requirements

To be eligible to attend Summer Academy, a student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in the 2021-2022 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.

Applications for regular registration will be accepted on a rolling basis, so apply early and hear back from us sooner!

Student Expectations

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, during activities as well as in the virtual classroom.

Online FAQs

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!

Contact Information

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Instagram: @tkcsummeracademy

Phone: 646-930-0624