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The King's College is a small Christian institution of higher education, founded by Percy Crawford in Briarcliff Manor, Westchester, in 1938. The reference is to Jesus Christ, as the eternal King. The school shut down entirely in 1994, and was reestablished in a new location in 1999. The campus is now located in Manhattan, New York, primarily in the Empire State Building. The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... NY redirects here. ... hiii ! whats up ? The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City. ...

The namesake of The King's College is not to be confused with the British King after whom Columbia University was originally named, when the latter was known as King's College, between the years of 1754 and 1784. George II King of Great Britain and Ireland George II (George Augustus) (10 November 1683–25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


About the college

The King's College offers two majors, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) is a popular interdisciplinary degree which combines study from the three eponymous disciplines. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ...

TKC provides housing at a high-rise apartment complex that features a 24-hour concierge service, located on the same block as the Empire State Building (called Herald Towers) and another building that is two blocks away (The Vogue). High-rise is a 1975 novel by J. G. Ballard. ... Concierge desk at the Mount Washington Hotel. ...

The Vision

The King’s College seeks ambitious students who want to make a difference in the world. The college aims to contribute to American society by producing graduates who command the important intellectual traditions, who think lucidly about the social and political issues that confront them today, who write with force and flair, who speak with eloquence, and who are eager to exchange ideas in open debate with those who espouse different views.

To accomplish this, the College teaches a compelling worldview rooted in the Bible and informed by close study of great works of philosophy, political theory, and economics. They study Paul and Plato; Moses and Machiavelli; Adam and Adam Smith.

The Mission Statement

Through its commitment to the truths of Christianity and a Biblical worldview, The King’s College seeks to prepare students for careers in which they will help to shape and eventually to lead strategic public and private institutions: to improve government, commerce, law, the media, civil society, education, the arts and the church.


The King’s College was founded in 1938 in Belmar, New Jersey by Dr. Percy B. Crawford. In 1949, Crawford initiated Youth On The March, the first nationwide television show of any kind. CNN later honored Crawford on the 50th anniversary of the first Youth on the March broadcast.

In 1955, Crawford moved Kings to Briarcliff Manor, New York. When Dr. Crawford died of a heart attack in 1960, Dr. Robert A. Cook became the college’s second president. Dr. "Bob" later began a radio ministry titled "Walk with The King", after his beloved closing greeting - "Walk with the King today, and be a blessing!" (link below)

In 1985, Dr. Friedhelm Radandt, a former professor at the University of Chicago and President of Northwestern College in Iowa, became the college’s third president. Kings ran into financial difficulties in the early 1990s and closed in 1994. In 1998, J. Stanley Oakes, in coordination with Dr. Bill Bright, led the effort to re-capitalize the school. Radandt continued as president.

In 1999, The King’s College acquired Northeastern Bible College, of Essex Fells, New Jersey. That year the revived Kings leased 34,000 square feet on two floors of Empire State Building, where it remains today.

On January 1, 2003, the Board of Trustees of The King’s College selected J. Stanley Oakes, Jr. to be the college’s fourth president. President Oakes, a graduate in Classical Greek from the University of Minnesota and in political theory from the University of Dallas, had spent nearly 20 years building a nationwide network of Christian professors. Oakes steered the college to its current mission of preparing students to become statesmen.

(Pictures and a fuller narrative of The King’s College earliest days can be found at: http://www.infoage.org/kings.htm)

Student-Led Initiatives

Students are encouraged to take it upon themselves to begin clubs, guilds, and other organizations. These organizations are operated solely by the students. These initiatives include The Artisan's Guild, The Student Voice (the school newspaper) and The Observatory (school humor magazine).


Currently, all students are divided into houses, which meet on a weekly basis in order to help each member grow spiritually. Upper-classmen can assume leadership roles within their house, taking the role of President, Chamberlain, Vicar, or Scholar. Each house is also assigned two faculty/staff members to serve as a liaison between the house leadership and the house advisory board.

Houses are named after historic leaders. Current houses include:

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis, was an Irish author and scholar. ... Famed American nurse Clara Barton, first president of the American Red Cross Clarissa Harlowe Barton (better known as Clara Barton) (December 25, 1821 –April 12, 1912) was a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. ... Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dietrich Bonhoeffer [] (February 4, 1906 – April 9, 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian and participant in the German resistance movement against Nazism and founding member of the Confessing Church. ... Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603 ) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925), is the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in office from 1979 to 1990. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... Sojourner Truth (c. ... Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent, independent and well-educated American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century womens rights movement to secure womens suffrage in the United States. ... Churchill redirects here. ...

House Competitions

House Competition Champions

  • House of Lewis(2005-06)
  • House of Barton (2004-05)


  • I - Fall 2005: House of Lewis
  • II - Spring 2006: House of Lewis

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