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A Rigorous College Prep Curriculum
Archmere’s rigorous college preparatory program challenges students to expand their thinking, sharpen their skills, take ownership of their learning potential, and explore new opportunities that empower them to reach an unprecedented level of personal distinction and achievement.
 
Committed, Caring, Credentialed Teachers
Archmere’s greatest asset is its committed faculty, an experienced, credentialed, and talented group of women and men dedicated to academic excellence. In the classroom, faculty members focus on a challenging college-prep curriculum dedicated to developing critical thinking skills, intellectual questioning and academic discipline.
 
The faculty engage students on a personal level in a small, encouraging setting, and teachers help guide the students to become organized, self-motivated, and ultimately, independent learners. Teachers are accessible throughout the school day, before school, during school free periods and after school until 4:30 p.m.
 
Archmere faculty members are also actively engaged in the students’ lives outside the classroom. Teachers serve as academic advisers, mentors, activity moderators and athletic coaches, helping students to envision a world that extends their values beyond the classrooms.
"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."
- Archmere Alumni Survey

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  • October 2018

    Tim Dougherty Attends Gala for the Girls

    Director of Academics and Archmere English Teacher Mr. Tim Dougherty attended Gala for the Girls, a fundraiser for PPES, the Pardada Pardadi Educational Society, in Fairfax, VA this month. PPES is an organization that promotes rural development through education, employment and empowerment of rural girls and women in India. PPES is situated in rural Anupshahr, India, 150 kilometers east of India’s capital of Delhi, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, an area infamous for its poverty, crime and child marriages. Two years ago, Mr. Dougherty, along with twelve Archmere students, traveled to northern India during Spring Break to visit Pardada Pardadi Educational Society (PPES) and spend time with the Pardada Pardadi Girls School. 

    About 3 million girls are out of school in India. Estimates show that for every 100 girls in Rural India, only 1 reaches Class 12. PPES provides free education, job opportunities, healthcare, and livelihood enhancement for girls and women from the marginalized sections of society and enables them to break out of the cycle of poverty. To learn more about PPES, visit here.

    Archmere Community Service Offers "Trunk or Treat" with Knollwood

    The Archmere Community Service Club hosted a "Trunk or Treat" for local families at Knollwood Community Center on Friday, October 26. Many Archmere students decorated cars and parked them in the lot. Kids came dressed up to walk around and trick or treat by visiting each car. The idea was to provide a safe and fun experience for all.

    For pictures of the event, click here.
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