Academic Philosophy

Fostering Growth Through Academics
Archmere’s faith-based liberal arts program of studies challenges all students at College Preparatory, Honors, and Advanced Placement levels to advance their critical thinking, sharpen their academic skills, take ownership of their learning potential, and advocate for their own educational goals so that they can explore and discover new opportunities, experience success, and empower themselves and each other to reach new levels of personal distinction and academic achievement.
Archmere takes particular pride in recognizing and serving various achievement levels among its students, all of whom seek the rigorous mix of challenge and success that suits their strengths across different disciplines. Success in Archmere’s demanding College Prep classes might lead students to advance to its Honors-level courses and later to AP-level classes. It is this flexibility that sets students up for success at Archmere and beyond.
Committed, Caring, Passionate Teachers
Archmere’s greatest asset is its faculty, an experienced, informed, compassionate group of women and men dedicated to their students’ academic growth, excellence, and integrity. Teachers across all disciplines build challenging curricula designed to expand critical thinking skills, stimulate intellectual curiosity, achieve content mastery, and establish academic discipline.
With an average class size of 15, teachers can engage students personally, guiding them to become organized, self-motivated, and ultimately, independent learners. Ready to support their students after class ends, faculty are accessible throughout the school day, before school, during unscheduled periods, and after school until 4:00 p.m.
Archmere faculty members are also actively engaged in students’ extracurricular lives: as academic advisers, mentors, club and organization moderators, and athletic coaches, they help students to live out Archmere’s mission and values—community, respect, zeal, reverence, and wisdom—beyond the classroom walls.

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    Timothy Dougherty 

    Director of Academics; English Teacher
    302-798-6632 Ext 735

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  • May 2021

    Archmere Students Receive Science Awards

    Each year, Archmere nominates three students who have excelled in science to participate in an interview program with the Delaware Valley Science Council. One of the Archmere participants was selected as a finalist. Congratulations to Nick Zhu '22 for being selected as that finalist.
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  • April 2021

    Amanda Treston to Compete at National Catholic Forensic League Tournament

    Junior Amanda Treston will be representing Archmere at the National Catholic Forensic League national tournament, being held online over Memorial Day Weekend. Amanda earned this honor by taking first place at the Delaware Speech and Debate Association's state competition on April 17 in the category of Oral Interpretation, where students present both poetry and prose selections.

    We wish Amanda the best of luck!
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  • March 2021

    2021 Summer Driver Education Program at Ursuline Academy 

    Ursuline Academy is offering a Driver's Education program this summer that includes 30 hours of classroom instruction along with the 14 hours of in-the-car driving instruction and observation. To register and reserve a spot, contact Chanteea Harmon at 302-853-1448 or email her at To register online, click here. Also, there is a summer program in Newark at Aspira Academy. The contact person is Jason Casper who can be reached at For questions or additional information, contact Mike Walsh at:
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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.

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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.