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

List of 3 news stories.

  • Archmere Dramatics Presents "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka"

    The Archmere Academy Drama Club is proud to present its Winter Musical, the classic, "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka". This nostalgic musical was originally a movie starring Gene Wilder and later rebooted starring Johnny Depp. The classic songs "Pure Imagination", "Candyman", "Golden Ticket", "I Want it Now!", and of course the Oompa-Loompa songs are all part of a fun night of theater.
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  • Maile Gutsche '23

    Maile Gutsche '23 Wins Eastern Division of MTNA Senior Voice Competition

    From the MTNA Press Release:

    Delaware Soprano Maile Gutsche is a Division Winner in the MTNA Senior Voice Competition

    Maile Gutsche, a resident of Arden, will compete as a National Finalist in the MTNA Senior Voice Competition. Gutsche, the daughter of Oliver and Annie Gutsche, earned this opportunity after winning the Eastern Division of the Senior Voice Competition. A senior at Archmere Academy, Gutsche has been studying voice for 4 years and is currently a student of Mary Ellen Schauber.
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  • Archmere Art Students Sweep Scholastic Art Competition for a Third Year in a Row!

    For the third consecutive year, Archmere won more individual awards and more Gold Key awards than any school in the state of Delaware at the 2023 Scholastic Art Awards Show! Seventy-one Archmere Academy Students Recognized with 142 awards in 11 art and design categories including 4 Portfolio awards.
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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.