We believe that...

  • All aspects of our educational program are grounded in the Roman Catholic faith and in the educational tradition of the Norbertine community.
  • A Catholic community inspires faith reflection, moral integrity, mutual respect, and service to others.
  • A student’s character and intellect develop in an environment which challenges students to maximize their talents and abilities.
  • A rigorous college preparatory curriculum challenges students to think critically, to acknowledge multiple perspectives and to develop intellectual curiosity.
  • A respectful rapport among students, staff, and parents enhances the learning environment and sense of community.
  • Effective teachers lead by their own strong work ethic, dedication to learning, and commitment to moral values.
  • The Archmere experience encourages students to become lifelong learners who are fully engaged in the world around them.
  • Everyone in the school is deserving of respect, support, and a safe environment and has a unique contribution to make to the school community.
  • Students flourish in an environment that fosters a balance of academic excellence, spiritual and moral growth, extracurricular opportunities, social development, and community service.


Archmere Academy is a Catholic, Norbertine college preparatory school, valuing community, respect, zeal, reverence and wisdom. Nurturing body and soul, mind and heart, Archmere focuses on the whole person through academic excellence, faith reflection, social development and service to others. Inspired by its heritage, Archmere cultivates empathetic leaders – young men and women prepared for every good work.

Our core values...

The following core values support our belief statements as a faith-filled, learning community:
Community: recognizing our connectedness and our responsibility to one another in our school place and in all of our relationships.
Respect: for ourselves, our unique individuality and the uniqueness of others
Zeal: using our talents fully to respond to God’s call – to discern our purpose in life
Reverence (Pietate): prayerfulness and a vibrant spiritual life
Wisdom (Scientia): critical thinkers who use skills and information wisely and ethically

The Archmere Academy Prayer

God, you call us to walk
in unity of mind and heart,
intent on you.

Give us that reverence
for one another
that will make us
apostles of peace.

Grant that the knowledge
of this day
may flow into our worship
of Your Name
and our service for the life
of the world. 


School History

The "place" of Archmere started out as the beautiful country estate of John J. Raskob, his wife, Helena Springer Green, and their 12 children. On the 38-acre property was The Patio and The Manor, the Raskob's home and servants' quarters, respectively. Raskob sold his property to the Norbertine Fathers in 1932 and Archmere opened as a school for boys that September. Archmere was officially dedicated on October 12, 1932.