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

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  • Archmere's Winter Musical "Matilda" Receives Acclaim

    The Cappies, "Critics and Awards Program," is a program through which high school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers such as The Washington PostCincinnati EnquirerDallas Morning NewsKansas City Star, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Cappies program brought over 50 students from the Greater Philadelphia area to Archmere this past weekend to review the winter musical production on closing night.
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  • Archmere Science Olympiad Team Medals in Ten Events

    On Saturday, March 2, the Science Olympiad team competed at the Delaware State Tournament, held at Delaware State University. With two teams of 15 students, they competed against 43 other teams throughout the day. Of the competing 30 Archmere students, 24 were 9th and 10th graders.
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  • Jimmy Buggy '25

    Wrestling Wraps Up Successful Season, Jimmy Buggy '25 Places 8th in the State

    The Archmere wrestling team had a successful winter season, highlighted by a 42-28 win over Concord and a 43-28 win over Wilmington Friends. Juniors Jimmy Buggy, Jason Suydam and Seamus Naughter each won over 20 matches this season. Senior Trevor Huffman finished the season with a record of 13-4. The sophomore class showed great improvement this winter and were key contributors in the regular season victories. 
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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.