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A Rigorous College Prep Curriculum
Archmere’s rigorous college preparatory program challenges students to expand their thinking, sharpen their skills, take ownership of their learning potential, and explore new opportunities that empower them to reach an unprecedented level of personal distinction and achievement.
 
Committed, Caring, Credentialed Teachers
Archmere’s greatest asset is its committed faculty, an experienced, credentialed, and talented group of women and men dedicated to academic excellence. In the classroom, faculty members focus on a challenging college-prep curriculum dedicated to developing critical thinking skills, intellectual questioning and academic discipline.
 
The faculty engage students on a personal level in a small, encouraging setting, and teachers help guide the students to become organized, self-motivated, and ultimately, independent learners. Teachers are accessible throughout the school day, before school, during school free periods and after school until 4:30 p.m.
 
Archmere faculty members are also actively engaged in the students’ lives outside the classroom. Teachers serve as academic advisers, mentors, activity moderators and athletic coaches, helping students to envision a world that extends their values beyond the classrooms.
"I took advantage of the many AP courses offered at Archmere. As a result of a rigorous schedule, I entered college as a sophomore. I found the classwork at one of the top 10 schools in the nation to be 'less' demanding than my courses at Archmere, and I was tremendously well-prepared for my future academic career. I cannot possibly imagine any other school delivering an even remotely-comparable experience."
- Archmere Alumni Survey

Classroom News

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  • February 2020

    Spanish Club Donation

    This month Spanish Club gave a large donation to the Latin American Community Center, a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering the Latino Community through education, advocacy, and a variety of services. Thank you for your donations, Auks!
     
    Archmere Ranks in top 10 of Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition
    
    The Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition took place on February 21 and 22, 2020 at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center (formerly the New Castle County Courthouse). Archmere Academy competed in 4 rounds, winning 3 rounds and ultimately coming in 7th in the state, continuing a long tradition of excellence in the competition.  

    Lauren Wilson (‘20) and Maura Smeader (‘21) both earned Most Effective Witness gavels, and Christian Miller (‘21) was awarded a Most Effective Attorney gavel. The entire team, including senior attorneys Jessica Pei and Anh Ho, senior witnesses Lauren Simpson and Melina Reilly, junior attorneys Camron Kaiser and Lily Sabine, junior witnesses Margaret Atkins and Norah Prendergast, freshman attorney Helen Qi, freshman timekeepers Amelia Gattuso and Sydney Vakili, and alternates Clare O’Dwyer (‘23) and Brendan Sullivan (‘22), all demonstrated outstanding knowledge of legal and evidentiary rules and a thorough understanding of the case, which dealt with 2nd degree murder at a rodeo at the Delaware State Fair.

    The Delaware Law-Related Education Center also held a Courtroom Artist Competition for the second year in a row, rewarding the artist who created the best drawing throughout the course of a two hour round of competition. They specifically rewarded artists who showed the drama and action of the courtroom, with a focus on composition, perspective and detail. Lauren Wilson (‘20) was the winner of the 2020 competition and received an award of $250. She will be invited to participate in the national high school Courtroom Artist competition in Indiana in May.
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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.