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 Archmere admission process was by far the best high school testing/application/admission experience we had with any school."
- Admissions Survey Response

The Admissions Process

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  • Complete an Inquiry Form & schedule a Shadow Visit at Archmere

    The very first step in the admissions process is complete a standard inquiry form and schedule your shadow visit. This can all be done in one, convenient step!
  • Complete Your Application in Your 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 will be able to complete your application, download our 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/Scholarship Exam

    The entrance/scholarship exam for 8th graders will be administered on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the Student Life Center. If you have a conflict with the Saturday testing date, an alternate date is offered on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. in the Student Life Center. 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 one week after the exam.
  • Schedule an Interview with the Admissions Office

    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.

    Questions? Please contact the Admissions Office at 302-798-6632 ext. 706.

The Admissions Team

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Pietate et Scientia

Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy, grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.