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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

Classroom News

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  • February 2017

    2017 Summer Driver Education Program at CSW 

    The Charter School of Wilmington is offering a Driver's Education program this summer. Classroom Sessions I & II are scheduled for The Charter School of Wilmington Campus and Classroom Session III is tentatively scheduled for James H. Groves Adult High School’s Stanton, DE location. There is also a driving phase that is completed in one week. For information contact Mike Walsh at:

    For details and the program brochure view: Driver's Education Program Notice 

    Archmere Academy Presents Winter Musical: "Avenue Q School Edition"

    Archmere Academy Dramatics is proud to present its production of Avenue Q School Edition, Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Avenue Q School Edition is based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, with puppets conceived and designed by Rick Lyon. The musical runs February 23-25 at 7 PM in the Archmere Theater.
    Avenue Q School Edition tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. A contemporary musical that is like a Sesame Street for grown-ups, parents should understand that this show contains content they might not consider suitable for children under the age of 13.

    With the participation of over thirty students (cast, crew, design, publicity), this show benefits from their talents and enthusiasm. The show features renowned musical numbers including "It Sucks to Be Me", "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist", "There's a Fine, Fine Line", "If You Were Gay", and "I Wish I Could Go Back to College". English teacher Tim Dougherty directs, while Music Department chair David Ifkovits and Music Teacher Damian Demnicki ’86 lead the music and set design/construction, respectively; English teacher and Drama director Brian Manelski oversees the technical aspects of the show. Diane Ciarrocchi, Jennifer Neill and Mary Grace Quinn (current moms) organize costumes. The student production team consists of stage manager Jen Cirillo, set painting by Idana Tang, lights by Emily Jasani, and sound by Helen Laster.
    Before the Thursday evening performance, Archmere will host the fourth annual charity soup event Welcome to Avenue SQUP! The cost is $10 for the ceramic soup bowl, hand-crafted by art teachers and students.
    Tickets for the musical production can be purchased at the door, and are $5 for students/staff (any school) and senior citizens; $10 for general admission.  
    Terry Newitt and Students To Exhibit Artwork at The Darley House

    The Darley House, located across the street from Archmere Academy, has invited Art Teacher Terry Newitt to exhibit his artwork, along with selected works by his Archmere students. 

    The reception is Friday, February 24th beginning at 5 PM with refreshments and live violin music by Archmere senior Conor McAvinue. The exhibition will continue on Saturday, February 25th from 11 AM -5 PM

    Mr. Newitt's many paintings will be for sale, as well as raffle tickets for his watercolor rendering of Claymont's Old Stone Schoolhouse (located next door to the Darley House).

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