Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At Archmere Academy, we believe a diverse, inclusive, and equitable school community is critical for preparing students to participate in a complex and interconnected society. We challenge ourselves to regularly evaluate and refine curricula, policies, and practices, and to commit the appropriate resources to ensure we embody these beliefs every day.

Guided by a commitment of excellence, we seek to engage all members of the Archmere community around our multiple identities: among them race, age, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, family composition, ability/disability, learning styles, religion, sexuality, and socio-economic status. By engaging in this exploration of identity, culture, and systems, Archmere Academy aspires for all members of our community – students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and Trustees – to develop a sense of belonging and lifelong affinity for the school’s values and mission. 

As a thriving, inclusive private college preparatory high school, we are proud of our ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion. We acknowledge our commitment to lifelong learning, and to strengthen our practices with each passing day.We will consider our role in both perpetuating and combating social and institutional inequities. We will align our policies and practices to promote equity and inclusion on all levels, and to give priority to voices that often go unheard.

Lastly, we also acknowledge the history and ongoing impact of social and institutional inequities including, but not limited to, racism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism. We are committed to making equity and inclusion central to our mission and our practices; therefore, this statement reflects not only who we are but also who we seek to become as a diverse, inclusive, and equitable school community. Please join us in this essential, shared work.
In support of diversity, equity, and inclusion, all members of our community commit to living out Archmere’s core values:

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  • Community

    Recognizing our connectedness and our responsibility to one another in our school and in all of our relationships; building trust within to engage in brave conversations that encourage personal growth.
  • Respect

    For ourselves, our unique individuality, and the uniqueness of others. Understanding who we are, how we influence and educate others is essential to this endeavor.
  • Zeal

    Using our talents fully to respond to God’s call – to discern our purpose in life. According to Mark 12:30-31 NIV- Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
  • Reverence (Pietate)

    Prayerfulness and a vibrant spiritual life- cultivating a daily practice of gratitude: implementing best practices and examining how we can strengthen diverse and inclusive activities, curricula and discussions.
  • Wisdom (Scientia)

    Critical thinkers who use skills and information wisely and ethically; encouraging all members to exercise empathy and to be mindful of others' needs and societal influences.

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  • Photo of Danyele Dove

    Ms. Danyele Dove 93

    Director of Counseling, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    302-798-6632

Pietate et Scientia

Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.