We are open virtually!
We want to assure you that while we are working diligently to ensure the safety of our community and the continuity of learning for our students, there is no disruption to our admission process. Please reach out to us via email at admissions@archmereacademy.com with any of your questions or admissions needs.

Welcome to Archmere!

Archmere is Founded in Faith and Evolving For the Future: Founded by the Norbertine Fathers, and rooted in the traditions of academic excellence, social development, community service, and faith reflection, Archmere Academy continues to adapt to an ever-changing world, employing best practices for 21st century learning and challenging today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Archmere Students are Inspired to Achieve by the relationships they form with their teachers, friends, administrators and staff. It is through these connections that our students find the support, guidance, motivation, and knowledge they need to reach their highest achievement and find true, personal distinction.
Archmere Focuses on the Whole Student offering technology-infused programs, a rigorous curriculum supported by student-teacher partnerships, a host of extracurricular opportunities, and a fully utilized collegiate-style campus to create the exceptional educational experience that is Archmere.
Archmere Offers an Elite Educational Program: since its founding in 1932, Archmere has been known for its rigorous academic program.

  • Student/Teacher ratio of 9:1 with an average class size of 15
  • 23 Advanced Placement Course Offerings
  • In 2019, 522 AP exams were taken by 221 Archmere students. The average score of those AP exams in 21 different subjects was 3.88 with 91% scoring a 3 or higher.
  • Full exchange immersion programs with France and Spain
  • 85% of faculty hold advanced degrees with an average of 15 years of experience
  • Apple Distinguished School with 1:1 Laptop in a 21st Century Learning environment
Our academic program is strengthened by the technology infusion that is utilized to enhance instruction in multiple content areas primarily through the use of laptops and iPads. It’s balanced by numerous opportunities to participate in sports, community service, performing and fine arts, and over 50 extra-curricular clubs and activities. In short, Archmere is a place where students come to discover who they are by exploring interests, developing skills, and nurturing talents.

The Admissions Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Leah daPonte Lightcap

    Mrs. Leah daPonte Lightcap 

    Director of Admissions & Enrollment
    302-798-6632 Ext 781
  • Photo of Logan Duffie

    Mr. Logan Duffie 

    Associate Director of Admissions
    302-798-6632 Ext 713
  • Photo of Denise Starnes

    Mrs. Denise Starnes 93

    Admissions & Marketing Coordinator
    302-798-6632 Ext 660
  • Photo of Patricia Tolvaisa

    Mrs. Patricia Tolvaisa 

    Assistant to the Headmaster & Admissions
    302-798-6632 Ext 706
"The Archmere admission process was by far the best high school testing/application/admission experience we had with any school."
- Admissions Survey Response

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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.