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.