The King's College

Summer Academy

July 12–17, 2020 | July 26–31, 2020

The Best Week of Your Summer

Are you a high school student looking for the summer experience of a lifetime? Join us for a week in New York City during Summer Academy at The King’s College. Join dozens of inquisitive peers to study the roots of culture and civilization, all from a biblical worldview. Choose from one of six tracks to dive deeper into fields like journalism, economics, philosophy, and design. Visit NYC newsrooms and headquarters while seeing some of the city’s most treasured landmarks and museums. One student called it the “learning experience of a lifetime.”

Areas of Study


July 12 to July 17, 2020

Tentative Week 1 Schedule

  • Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

  • Faith and Finance

  • Men's Soccer team mates with their arms around each other

    Sports Economics


July 26 to July 31, 2020

Tentative Week 2 Schedule

  • Sports Journalism

  • Arts & Culture Reporting

Summer Academy Students


The cost of the week covers all meals, lodging, site visits, travel in New York City, lectures, and (1) hour academic credit.

  • Stay in NYC: $1,950
  • Day Participant: $1,000


Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available. Please email for more information.

Apply Now

Complete the application below and submit your deposit by February 15, 2020 for an early-action discount to start your summer journey at The King’s College.

Upon acceptance, you will need to submit a $250 enrollment deposit to secure your admission into the program. The remaining balance will be due by June 15, 2020. You will receive all instructions for this upon acceptance into the program.

Sitwat Atiq

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

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

Mary Grace Metheny
Dallas, TX
Summer Academy Class of 2015

“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.”

Frequently Asked Questions
  • When is the Summer Academy?

    Two tracks will run each week, from Sunday evening until lunch on Friday. The tracks and respective track leaders are:

    Track 1: July 12–17, 2020

    • Economics of Foreign Aid – Professor Jared Pincin
    • Philosophy and the Good Life – Professor David Talcott

    Track 2: July 26–31, 2020

    • Arts & Culture Reporting – Professor Paul Glader
    • Sports Journalism – Professor Clemente Lisi
    • Visual Storytelling and Design – Melissa Harrison
  • Who is eligible to attend?
    High school students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2019-20 school year are eligible to attend during the summer of 2020.
  • When is the application deadline?
    Early Action applications must be received by February 15, 2020. Applications for regular registration will be accepted on a rolling basis, so apply early and hear back from us sooner!
  • What are the requirements to be accepted to the Academy?
    Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis based on their application. Students must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in the 2019-2020 school year. Students should be academically oriented as the program will consist of lecture, discussion, and activities that are geared toward high-achieving high school students. GPA will be considered as a part of the application process.
  • How do I secure my spot in the program?
    By submitting your application and the non-refundable deposit of $250 upon acceptance, you can secure your spot for the summer.
  • How will students be transported in and around NYC?
    Students will travel on public transportation during the week, including walking. Students will always travel in groups and will be accompanied by an Academy Ambassador.
  • What about housing?
    Students and staff will be staying in a hotel within easy walking distance to campus. They will share a room with one other student for the week. Male and female students will be separated during overnight hours in the hotel.
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the Academy?
    Email or call 646-930-0680 with any questions you may have.
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