Mission & Heritage

Norbertine Tradition

Archmere Academy was founded by the Norbertine Fathers in 1932. Archmere has a relationship with the Norbertine community at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, Pennsylvania. The Norbertine Order was founded in 1121 by St. Norbert in the French village of Prémontré. The Norbertine charism is one of common life, prayer and ministry marked by fostering peace, healing and reconciliation. The Norbertines have played a key role in the development of the Archmere tradition and experience throughout the history of the school.

Inspired by Saint Norbert...

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  • Passion for Learning

    Saint Norbert dedicated his life to instilling passion in learning by founding the Norbertine Order and establishing school communities in the United States beginning in 1898. In the summer of 1932, the Norbertine Order established Archmere Academy.
  • A Place that Never Leaves You

    Known for his hospitality and his life of service to others, Saint Norbert created school communities that are welcoming and warm, giving people “a sense of place” and belonging. Archmere embraces this tradition whole-heartedly, recognizing that what inspires its students most to achieve are the relationships they form while they are here. Many alumni describe Archmere as, “a place that never leaves you,” or “a place you take with you wherever you go in life.”
  • A Catholic Community of Faith

    As a community of faith, Archmere celebrates its Catholic heritage and the Norbertine charism, united by the importance placed on spirituality, respect, commitment, passion, and selflessness. Saint Norbert dedicated his life to the community and his Catholic faith, as demonstrated by his countless good works and love of prayer. In the spirit of our faith we pass on Saint Norbert’s teachings of service to the community; respect for all; passion in every endeavor; spirituality and prayer as a source of strength and support; and commitment to community, and individual growth.

News from Daylesford

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  • Rev. Thomas A. Hagendorf, O.Praem.'s Funeral Mass Homily

    Rev. Thomas A. Hagendorf, O.Praem. was on the faculty of Archmere from 1964 to 1988, serving as religion teacher, librarian, college counselor, superior of Immaculate Conception Priory, and member of The Board of Trustees. His Funeral Mass was celebrated at Saint Norbert Abbey on May 23, 2013; Father Stephen Rossey, O.Praem., former art teacher at Archmere (1971-1984) was the homilist.
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