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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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  • January 2020

    College Composition and Literary Analysis Class Writes Mini-Memoirs

    The seniors in Mr. Dougherty's College Composition and Literary Analysis class wrote their own ten-chapter mini-memoir as a culmination of their work in Semester 1. Focusing on the significant people, events, or phases in their lives, the students composed seven short and three long chapters, organizing them into an ebook of their own design, using Apple's iBooks Author application, which Archmere provides on their laptops. Having read several short stories and the non-fiction book The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace (author Jeff Hobbs visited the class just before Thanksgiving) and having practiced complex sentence construction throughout the term, the seniors put their literary and writing skills to good use in crafting their books, which also include the requisite author biography, dedication, table of contents, and, as it's an electronic document, photos and/or videos in every chapter. Funny and touching and interesting, these ebooks capture quite warmly each student's perception of their lives.
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Pietate et Scientia

Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy, grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.