Students Are Empowered with Choice and Self-Expression

At Archmere students are empowered with choice. While almost every student participates in the Athletic program, a large percentage of those very same students are involved with the Fine and/or Performing Arts programs as well. Our elite educational program extends far beyond academic classrooms and offers multiple opportunities to explore interests, discover new talents, and refine higher level skills for more experienced artists.
Archmere values creative expression as a form of self-expression and fosters the development of it in its students through vocal and instrumental music, drama, and every aspect of the visual arts. Any student is invited to become an Archmere artist; all have the choice to select choral music, band, or one of the many fine arts electives, beginning with the Drawing prerequisite to fill their schedules each semester.
Artistic Archmere students also enjoy some of more creatively-expressive extra-curricular activities, like film club, forensics (public speaking and debate), and yearbook.

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Accomplishments
Since 1985, Archmere art students have garnered over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants to prestigious art and architectural institutions such as:
  • Cooper Union
  • Yale School of Architecture
  • Pratt Institute
  • NYU
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Catholic University
  • Savannah School of Art and Design
  • Syracuse University


Instrumental Music students are selected to be members of:
  • Delaware All-State Band
  • Jazz Band
Many have also been chosen to be members of the All-Eastern Band and All-Eastern Orchestra.
Archmere’s Jazz Band Awards:
    • First place at the Virginia Beach Music Festival
    • Best Saxophone Section
    • Best Brass Section
    • Best Soloist awards

Choral Program

Student Vocal Music Performances Include:
  • For the Governor, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI
  • Performing The National Anthem at Citizens Bank Park for the National League Playoffs
  • Perform in major cities worldwide: Rome, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Orlando
Students have also been selected to be part of the Delaware All-State Choir and All-Eastern Choir.
The Archmere Mastersingers have Received Recognition at:
  • San Francisco’s Heritage Musical Festival of Gold
  • The prestigious National Festival
  • Orlando Music Fest
  • North American Music Festival International Competition in Toronto
  • and Performed in Rome at the Vatican

Student Artwork

Pietate et Scientia

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