About Archmere

About Archmere

Our Mission

Archmere Academy is a Catholic, Norbertine college preparatory school, valuing community, respect, zeal, reverence, and wisdom. Nurturing body and soul, mind and heart, Archmere focuses on the whole person through academic excellence, faith reflection, social development, and service to others. Inspired by its heritage, Archmere cultivates empathetic leaders- young men and women prepared for every good work.

Who We Are

Since opening its doors in 1932, Archmere Academy is known for its rigorous academic program. The academic disciplines foster critical thinking skills, strengthen analytical reasoning, and foster intellectual creativity through each department. Parents and caregivers choose Archmere for their children because choosing our door opens others. Students choose Archmere because of the opportunities available to them. 

We strive to inspire students to challenge themselves, think critically, and ultimately reach their greatest potential. The dedicated faculty at Archmere shows a commitment to student learning and provides personal attention for students, creating an authentic student-teacher connection that's based on trust, respect, and a shared pursuit of achievement. 

Through the support and guidance at Archmere, students have every opportunity to find true personal distinction. 

Recent Archmere News

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  • Scholastic Writing Award Winners

    Archmere Students Win Fourteen Scholastic Writing Awards

    In this year's Scholastic Writing Awards, seven Archmere students earned fourteen awards in six different categories, including: Personal Essay and Memoir, Poetry, Short Story, Flash Fiction, Journalism and the Critical Essay. Junior Alex Chen earned the nomination for the highly prestigious American Voices Award, for the second year in a row.
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  • Archmere Academy presents Once Upon a Mattress

    The Archmere Academy Drama Club is proud to present its winter musical, the Broadway comedy classic, Once Upon a Mattress.  This hilarious Broadway musical originally starred comic legend Carol Burnett and premiered on Broadway in 1959, and the most recent Broadway revival (1996) featured Sarah Jessica Parker and was Tony-nominated for Best Revival of a Musical.
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  • Carrie Wiig '24 Recognized as American Visions Nominee

    Carrie Wiig's '24 painting, Encircled, was selected as one of the Delaware Regional Scholastic Art Awards' American Vision Nominees. Each region selects five works to nominate for the American Vision award, the five best in show awards in the state of Delaware. One of the five nominees will be selected by the National Scholastics program to represent the Delaware Region.
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Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.