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Academics

Facilities

The Justin E. Diny Science Center
Dedicated solely to the physical and life sciences, this building provides students with many resources:
  • 7 Classroom/Laboratory Facilities
  • A greenhouse which is used most frequently by ecology classes
  • Over 70 computers supplement classroom work through computer assisted labs, dissections, simulations and tutorials via a wireless network
  • Building is equipped with a new two-story physics lab, which has custom-made frictionless tables and a platform rigging system to conduct experiments
  • Science classes incorporate centrifuges, PCR machines, electrophoresis equipment, an autoclave and a gas chromatograph

The Performing Arts Center
Located in Saint Norbert Hall, the Performing Arts Center is the hub of activity for the instruction and performance of the instrumental and vocal music programs and dramatics. The Center encompasses:

  • A 40' x 40' stage
  • Theatre seating for approximately 750 in orchestra and balcony
  • Two full dressing rooms within a "green room" off stage left
  • Clearcom headsets for booth-to-stage communication
  • Recently installed sound and light systems, wireless-ready auditorium, and video projection
  • Concession area with refrigeration unit
  • Two loading doors at rear of stage and box office space
  • Two large classrooms/rehearsal studios for instrumental and vocal instruction

Saint Norbert Hall

Saint Norbert Hall is the main classroom building and also houses the:

  • Computer center
  • Language lab
  • Library
  • Writing center
  • School chapel
  • Business office

McLaughlin-Mullen Student Life Center

The Student Life Center space centralizes many of the school's services and houses the following:

  • College counseling office
  • Community service office
  • Discipline
  • Dining hall
  • Guidance office
  • School Main Office
  • Wellness center/nurse's suite
  • Worship space for the entire Archmere community

 


Fine Arts Manor

Archmere’s Manor building is entirely dedicated to the visual arts; our facilities and curriculum rival many university art programs. The Manor has three floors of studio space, including:

  • Painting and drawing studios
  • Ceramic and pottery studios
  • Dark room photography lab
  • Two computer studios address the technological aspect of the visual arts, with digital design and computer graphics as an integral part of the program.

The Patio

The Patio, once the home of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Raskob, is one of the finest examples of Italian Renaissance Revival architecture of the period in the United States. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and holds a particularly endearing place in the hearts of the Archmere community, especially the alumni, and particularly those who attended the Academy when The Patio served as their school building and residence to boarding students.

 

The Patio embodies the history and tradition of Archmere Academy and, not unlike in the early twentieth century when the Raskobs resided here, is alive with much activity. The Headmaster's office is located in The Patio, in the space formerly the office of John Raskob himself, in addition to the Offices of Institutional Advancement and Admissions. The numerous rooms within The Patio hold historical significance and are used for a variety of purposes by the Archmere community. 

 

Alumni Council, Headmaster's Council and Board of Trustees meetings are held in The Patio Library, and the Music Room has housed faculty and staff meetings, Masses and alumni luncheons. The Patio's main space, the Courtyard, is used for everything from Archmere community social events to school proms and semi-formals, to open houses and banquets. Archmere current and former employees, alumni and children of alumni have also celebrated wedding receptions in The Patio, dancing the night away on the marble floors, under the famous stained-glass skylight.


The Moglia Fieldhouse
  • Main gymnasium with hardwood floor, two regulation basketball courts, six basketball goals, two regulation volleyball courts, and telescoping bleachers with seating for 750 spectators
  • Auxiliary gymnasium with hardwood floor and one regulation basketball court
  • 35’ x 70’ wrestling room with wall padding
  • Locker rooms for male and female athletes, coaches, and officials
  • Athletic training room equipped with whirlpools, ice machine, heat packs, ultrasound, muscle stimulation units, and physical rehabilitation tools for care of injured athletes
  • Fitness center equipped with more than 1,000 pounds of free weights, Olympic bars, dumbbells, five power racks, four stack loaded weight machines, and cardiovascular equipment including ellipticals, treadmills, stair climbers, and stationary bikes

Archmere’s campus also includes 6 athletic fields to accommodate its various athletic teams and tennis courts.