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.

  • Archmere Students Win Twenty-Two Scholastic Writing Awards

    In this year's Scholastic Writing Awards, ten Archmere students earned twenty-two awards across several different categories, including: Personal Essay and Memoir, Poetry, Short Story, Writing Portfolio, Flash Fiction, Humor, and the Critical Essay. Submitted work was reviewed and recognized by a panel of creative professionals, and awarded for its outstanding merit in originality, skill, and the emergence of your personal voice and vision.
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  • Katelyn Pei '27 Places Third at NHD State Level Contest

    Each year more than half a million students participate in the National History Day Contest. Students select a historical topic related to a chosen annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. Katelyn Pei ’27 placed third at the state level contest for Delaware for her paper titled, “Angel Island: The Pacific Gateway that Forever Changed America.”
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  • Grace Koch '24 Named Recipient of the 2024 Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship

    Sponsored by the "I Could Do Great Things Foundation", the Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship honors college-bound seniors “who embody the virtues of Beau Biden: qualities of leadership, community, civility, respect, and who demonstrate a strong moral compass.” The Foundation announced this week that Archmere senior Grace Koch is a Silver Award recipient, and is one of five recipients in the state of Delaware to receive the scholarship. Grace will be heading to Cornell University to study Hotel Administration.
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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.