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The college admission process can be exciting, daunting, and empowering. Archmere Academy's College Counseling Office is available to all students and their families 12 months of the year and counsels students from their freshmen year through graduation.  The goal of the college counseling program is to promote student growth and assist students in finding the college with the best academic, extracurricular, and social fit for them. Our counselors have over 30 years of combined college admission and college counseling experience, helping students make the best possible college decision. Students take the lead in this process to maximize individual growth and ensure that the journey best prepares them for future success in college and beyond; however, students will not fly solo during this journey.

Our college counselors work with each student individually, examining how schools make admissions decisions and helping students understand college applications' strategic side to maximize their success. The College Counseling Office and the entire Archmere community create a supportive network to lessen the anxiety and stress of the college search and application process.
Archmere offers a comprehensive College Counseling program available to all students and families.   The progressive college programming provides insight and informs families about the college admission process throughout a student’s high school years.  Accessibility and an open door policy for students and parents promotes conversation from casual to formal.  Constant discussions between students and counselors, as well as individual reflection on the part of a student, aid counselors in understanding a student’s aspirations and provides counselors the ability to suggest post-secondary options that families can investigate.   Early college programming and conversations in the freshman, sophomore and junior year will provide students with the opportunity to become better informed and more comfortable with the college process, thus alleviating some stress. This ‘information’ will come from the counseling staff as well as college admission personnel.  Numerous college admission professionals, from schools around the country, will participate in Archmere programming.  Giving students access to admission representatives early and often provides students with greater confidence and comfort in communicating with colleges and also provides additional resources for questions, answers, and peace of mind. 
 
Finding the right fit is the ultimate goal of this process.  We will use our knowledge and resources to assist students from start to finish.  Counselors will shepherd, challenge, suggest and inform students and families while also serving as a strong advocates during the search, application and decision process.  It is important that students do not envision the college search as a race to the finish.  “Getting in,” while exciting, is simply a stage in the process.  We believe the growth opportunities for a student in this process are extremely valuable.  Students will better develop their Scientia during this journey, taking the knowledge and skills they’ve learned from their Archmere education and applying them to their education and futures.  The college search process will challenge and better develop a student’s ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, self advocate, communicate, reflect, plan for the future, be a savvy consumer and make adult decisions.  All of these are practical skills that will better equip them for the rigors of college and their futures beyond higher education. 
 
This process rewards students that put in time and effort.  The College Counseling Office looks forward to working with every individual student on their college search process.  We will ride the roller coaster together, celebrating, commiserating, and yes, even enjoying the process.  All Archmere students will find a college (unless they choose another path, which will also be supported!) that they will call home, a school that they will thrive both academically and socially.  Their next alma mater!

College Admission CounselorsArchmere Academy is now using RepVisits to schedule all college visits to our campus this Fall. Please click on the link https://explore.cialfo.co/schedule-appointment/archmere-academy to schedule your visit. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

College Counseling Events

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Meet the Staff

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  • Photo of Christopher Boehm

    Mr. Christopher Boehm 

    Director of College Counseling
    302-798-6632 Ext 771
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  • Photo of Catherine Reigner

    Mrs. Catherine Reigner 

    Director of College Counseling & Coordinator of Career Programs
    302-798-6632 Ext 863
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  • Photo of Logan Duffie

    Mr. Logan Duffie 

    Associate Director of Admissions; College Counselor
    302-798-6632 Ext 713
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  • Photo of Elizabeth Lyon

    Mrs. Elizabeth Lyon 

    College Counseling Office Assistant
    302-798-6632 Ext 772
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College Admission Auks-ervations

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  • Monthly College Counseling Update: May 2021

    Class of 2021!

    On May 13th we celebrated our seniors with a College Decision Day celebration. It included a class photo, games, a photo booth, and an ice cream truck. Most importantly, seniors had time to spend with their classmates. We are grateful that they had this time and thankful to have been a small part of their journeys. Godspeed Class of 2021!
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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.