About Archmere

About Archmere

Our Mission

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.

Who We Are

Since opening its doors in 1932, Archmere Academy is known for its rigorous academic program. The academic disciplines foster critical thinking skills, strengthen analytical reasoning, and foster intellectual creativity through each department. Parents and caregivers choose Archmere for their children because choosing our door opens others. Students choose Archmere because of the opportunities available to them. 

We strive to inspire students to challenge themselves, think critically, and ultimately reach their greatest potential. The dedicated faculty at Archmere shows a commitment to student learning and provides personal attention for students, creating an authentic student-teacher connection that's based on trust, respect, and a shared pursuit of achievement. 

Through the support and guidance at Archmere, students have every opportunity to find true personal distinction. 

Recent Archmere News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Swim Team Sends Fourteen to State Meet

    Fourteen swimmers on the Archmere swim team qualified for the DIAA State Championship Meet, held Wednesday, February 21 through Saturday, February 24. Boys prelims will take place on Wednesday, February 21 at the University of Delaware Carpenter Sports Building with the girls prelims on Thursday, February 22. Finals are slated for Saturday, February 24. 
     
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  • Josie Calder '25 and Archmere History Teacher Mrs. Tara Creekmore

    Josie Calder '25 and Mrs. Tara Creekmore Selected to Attend Young People’s Continental Congress

    Josie Calder '25 and Archmere History Teacher Mrs. Tara Creekmore have been selected to attend the Young People’s Continental Congress in Philadelphia this summer. Hosted by National History Day (NHD), this is the first-ever Young People's Continental Congress (YPCC). NHD has collaborated with Carpenters’ Hall, the home of the nation’s First Continental Congress in 1774, to produce a one-of- a-kind program for high school students from around the country, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the First Continental Congress.
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  • Lucy Oliver '24 with Head Coach Dan Pisani

    Lucy Oliver '24 Scores 1,000 Points, Makes her Mark as the Third Player in Archmere History to Hit the Milestone

    Archmere senior Lucy Oliver scored her 1,000th basketball point, hitting the milestone in the first half of the game against Wilmington Charter on Thursday evening, February 16, in the Moglia Fieldhouse. Lucy is the third player in Archmere history to hit 1,000 points.
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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.