The very first step in the admissions process is to complete a standard inquiry form. This is also a great time to schedule your shadow visit. While shadow visits aren't a mandatory part of the admissions process, we highly recommend you take advantage of the opportunity. This can all be done in one convenient step!
FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION AND CANDIDATE PAGE
Once step one is complete, we will prompt you to create a username and password for the candidate page on the Archmere Parent Portal Page. From that page, you can complete your application, download the required transcript request forms and directly submit teacher recommendation forms (beginning October 3). You must be logged in to view and access these forms. All application materials must be submitted by January 5, in order to be considered for admission. There is a nonrefundable application fee of $60.
TAKE THE ENTRANCE EXAM
The entrance/scholarship exam for 8th graders is November 13 or 14, 2021 with a make-up test scheduled on November 17, 2021. Preregistration is required, along with a $55 registration fee. The registration form can be found on your candidate page upon completion of your application. Results will be released approximately two weeks after the exam.
SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW
Students and their families who have completed all application materials and have taken the entrance exam will be invited to interview with a member of the admissions committee. A suggested time frame and sign-up link for the interview will accompany the entrance exam results.
If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 302-798-6632 ext. 706.
A former Archmere teacher, department chair, coach, and mentor, Leah has been a part of Archmere’s robust community for over 15 years. Leah first came to Archmere as a Spanish teacher and Women’s Lacrosse coach in 2006. She holds a BA in Organizational Communication, and a MA in Spanish and Pedagogy from the University of Delaware, as well as a certificate of Women in Business Leadership from Harvard University. After five years as Department Chair for the World Languages and Cultures Department, Leah was promoted to Director of Enrollment & Admissions. Leah’s multi-dimensional experience at Archmere has allowed her to recruit students who will thrive in the school’s special community. The most rewarding part of her job is the graduation line, where she can celebrate, along with a student and family the four-year success and intangible experience of what it is to be an Archmere student. In addition to running the Admissions Office, Leah and her husband David have two young boys they hope to one day to be Auks!
Associate Director of Admissions; College Counselor
Logan joined the Archmere community after nearly 10 years in college admission working at Ursinus College and Widener University recruiting both regionally and nationally. Logan has evaluated and interviewed tens of thousands of applicants during his time in college admission and most enjoyed the opportunity to learn about and meet new students and families every year. This practice still remains his favorite part of his job. In addition to his role in each school's admission department, he also recruited for and coached with the NCAA, Division 3 men's lacrosse programs at both Ursinus College and Widener University, where he still coaches. Outside of the office, Logan enjoys Philly sports, Broadway musicals, a well-crafted hoagie, and spending time with friends and family. Logan holds a BA in Economics from Ursinus College and a MEd from Widener University.
A graduate of Archmere from the class of 1993, Denise returned to her alma mater in 2014 and works to promote the school both through marketing and admissions initiatives. Denise holds a BS in Marketing from Penn State University, where she also completed international marketing studies through the Semester At Sea program, an International Study Abroad Program based out of the University of Pittsburgh, as well as an MEd from Wilmington University. Denise blends her marketing and educational experience to help recruit new students to Archmere, communicate to prospective families and their elementary schools, and plan admissions events. She is also a parent to four children, her oldest a student at Archmere.
Pat is most likely the first person you will connect with when inquiring about Archmere—A product of Catholic school herself, and well familiarized with our school community after serving two crucial roles over the past four years, she is a great resource to our families as they walk through our process. As a parent of three students who went through the private-school search and experience, Pat understands firsthand the importance of finding your students’ best fit school. From our Shadow Days to Private Campus Tours and our Interview Process, Pat’s organization, attention to detail, great sense of humor, and willingness to help makes our process an enjoyable one.
Looking to log in to your parent portal to continue the application process?
The Summer Enrichment Program is a two week program (Monday - Friday from 9:00am until 1:30pm) designed for students who demonstrate a need for extra support in the areas of Math, English, Organizational Skills and general Archmere readiness. We recommend this program to students concerned about their academic transition into Archmere.