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2020 Summer Academy Application Opens

November 26, 2019 | Lilly Carman

This coming summer, The King’s College is pleased to host Summer Academy for the sixth year. Summer Academy is a week-long program that allows academically motivated high-schoolers to study the ideas that shape the world while earning college credit. When they register, students choose a track for the week and that track serves as a theme for the week’s lectures and the visits they make to cultural and historic landmarks in New York City. Some favorite destinations have included the visit to Freedom Tower Observatory and 9/11 Memorial, Chelsea market, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, and a Broadway show.

Throughout the program, students receive both academic and spiritual formation from the professors of the College. With small class sizes and opportunities for one-on-one interactions with faculty and staff, Summer Academy invites students into personal transformation and growth in Christ. Faculty members and student ambassadors demonstrate to students that one can be faithful to Christian truth while vigorously pursuing the life of the mind. Students can pick from four tracks to dive deeper into fields like journalism, economics, philosophy, and design.

Jensen Frey of Fairfax Station, Va., attended the Arts & Culture Reporting track this summer. Jensen says, “The professors were nice and extremely qualified. They took an interest in our lives and tried to provide us with the best possible resources.” Aidan Kurth from San Francisco, Ca., described his experience this past summer as an adventure: “I found the lectures incredibly intriguing. The whole experience was phenomenal.” Despite being in the hectic Big Apple, students emphasize how they feel safe and at ease accompanied by King’s faculty and staff.

Summer Academy 2020 will run as two separate weeks, each featuring several tracks.

Week 1: July 12-17, 2020

  • Sports Economics: With Dr. Jared Pincin, students will learn about the cartel behavior of the NCAA, how economics can determine the value of players, and how statistics has changed the way professional sports is played.
  • Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?: With Dr. David Talcott, students will explore the problem of moral disagreement, drawing from philosophy and psychology to understand why it is so difficult to find political common ground.
  • 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.

Week 2: July 26-July 31, 2020

  • 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.

Registration for Summer Academy 2020 is now open.

Note that all meals, lodging, site visits, NYC travel, lectures, and one hour academic credit are covered in the cost of one week at Summer Academy ($1,950). Commuting students pay the reduced rate of $1,000 for the week. For more information, visit or email