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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  • Archmere Science Department Introduces New Advanced Cancer Research Course This Year

    Archmere Academy introduced a new course this year, Advanced Cancer Research and Analysis, designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the medical field. This course includes a genetics class, a data analysis class, and an internship opportunity with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and their Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D3b), spearheaded by 1986 Archmere graduate Dr. Jay Storm. Dr. Storm is the Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Neuroscience Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
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  • Archmere Dramatics Presents: "The Brightest Thing" (or Squonk Play)

    The Archmere Drama Club's fall play production will be The Brightest Thing (Or, the Squonk Play) by Don Zolidis. The play tells the story of a hyper-imaginative young girl, Emelia, who goes on a magical adventure to find and save her mother from evil Snow Pirates.  Along the way she meets a really lazy fairy, an entrepreneurial balloonist, a manatee, a jackalope and a very tearful Squonk, along with many others, with the help of a very caring chorus called "Magic".
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  • Soccer Battles DMA in Two Thrilling Overtime Halves

    "Over the course of 100 minutes, the boys soccer teams from Archmere and Delaware Military Academy had little left to give, and they walked off the turf at Fusco Field, fittingly, with a 1-1 draw. While scoring was at a premium, this match had plenty of action throughout."
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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.