Parent Clubs

At Archmere Academy, parents are as much a part of the community as the students, faculty, and staff who are on campus every day. Parent volunteers give their time and talents to enhance the academic, spiritual, and community experience that is Archmere. The two parent clubs on campus are the Mothers' Guild and the Fathers' Club. These organizations are incredibly successful in raising funds for the school and play an important role in sustaining traditions and building the community.

The Fathers' Club

The Archmere Fathers’ Club supports Archmere Academy with its time and talents for the purpose of enriching the academic, social, athletic, and faith experience of our students. We meet on the first Thursday of the month, beginning in September and ending in May. We accomplish this by running projects and events to raise funds that are used to provide targeted financial support for a variety of aspects of the school’s daily life.

Signature Fathers' Club events include:
  • AUK Madness, a scotch and cigar night during the first week of the NCAA "March Madness" Tournament, held in The Patio
  • Guest Bartending Night, a fundraiser for the school featuring coaches, teachers and parents as bartenders, held off campus in May
  • The Fathers' Club Retreat, which occurs in the spring and offers a theme and opportunity for reflection

The Mothers' Guild

The Archmere Mothers’ Guild was founded to connect the Archmere community and to provide opportunities for this community to prosper. To achieve this goal, we need support and participation, and we hope to bring together as many people as possible in this adventure. All Archmere mothers are members of the Mothers' Guild and are welcome at all meetings. Mothers' Guild meetings are held in the Student Life Center and will begin with a dinner at 6:30pm.

Mothers' Guild signature events/activities include:
  • The Garden Rosary Tea, held in the fall, is a wonderful way to spend the day. After praying the rosary in the garden, we convene in the patio for tea, sandwiches, and light desserts, friendship and conversation.
  • The Fashion Show is a showcase for Senior students, but all are welcome to attend this fun event. The show, auction, and other shopping make this one of our major fundraisers.
  • The Mothers’ Guild Retreat, led by Fr. McLaughlin, occurs in early spring and is a time for renewal and contemplation.
  • The Garage Sale brings together the whole Archmere and Claymont community for a giant Garage Sale. Starting in the fall, Mothers’ Guild and Fathers’ Club begin collecting goods for resale at this event. A Mothers’ Guild presale and wine and cheese party are just some of the highlights of this resale extravaganza.
  • Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfasts and the Christmas Fund are ways in which the Mothers' Guild shows appreciation and support to the faculty and staff of Archmere. About once a month, the Mothers’ Guild puts together a breakfast for faculty and staff as a way of saying “Thank you” for everything they do, and at Christmas each member of the faculty and staff is presented with a gift card, through funds collected. 
  • The Parent Volunteer Recognition Night is an opportunity to meet new mothers, and to present the school with funds to support many wonderful endeavors.


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  • Mothers' Guild

    Diane Quercetti, CP '21
    PP '18

    Vice President
    Meg Keen, CP '22

    Jen Albero, CP '20, '23
    Corresponding Secretary
    Sandi Dalton, CP '23
    PP '19

    Recording Secretary
    Jean Rosenbaum, CP '20, '23
  • Fathers' Club

    Paul Padien

    Vice President
    Chris Gildea
    Dan McColgan

    Gary Collins

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