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 and academic distinction.
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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  • Photo of Timothy Dougherty

    Timothy Dougherty 

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

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Classroom News

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  • January 2023

    Math League Places Second in the Region

    At the end of the regular season of 4 meets in Math League, Archmere's 10th-12th grade team placed 2nd in our region. Leo Chang finished in 2nd place with 23 points, missing only 1 out of 24 very challenging questions over the 4 meets. Alex Chen is in 3rd place with 22 points. Congratulations to all our Mathletes!  

    9th Grade Math League
    Math league finished up its regular season. Our 9th grade team had a successful season and finished first in the region. Kabir Goyal and Rebecca Wang were the top two scorers in the region. Both finished the meet with a perfect score!
    Our 9th grade team is headed to the invitational competition against the top teams in the state in the spring. Congratulations to our 9th grade mathletes!

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  • Dr. Adam Resnik (co-founder of D3b) with the Advanced Cancer class

    December 2022

    Co-founder of D3b Speaks to Advanced Cancer Research Class

    Dr. Adam Resnik (co-founder of D3b) visited the Advanced Cancer Research class to talk about the connections between the work they do and the biological background students have been studying. He also showed our students CHOP’s online database and gave a demo on how to use it to access real patient data for our own research, which will lead into the data analysis activities for next semester. 
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  • Art project preceding the museum trip by Holly Hayes '23

    November 2022

    AP 2D & Drawing Students Create Art History Alphabet, Visit Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Advanced Placement Studio Art & Junior Portfolio students explored 200 galleries of art in Philadelphia this month, including the Henri Matisse Exhibition.
    The students were tasked with creating an "Art History Alphabet" showcasing the chronology of artists and major art movements synthesized stylistically through typography. This art-history-based studio project provided an opportunity for students to conduct research to develop a broad foundational overview of major art movements before exploring physical art objects at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on November 11th. Students are now in the process of creating their own original artworks inspired by a piece on view in the collection. 

    For photos of their project click here.
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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.