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Since opening its doors in 1932, Archmere Academy has been well known for their elite, college preparatory program that inspires students to challenge themselves, take learning risks and reach their greatest potential. Dedicated faculty whose commitment to student learning and providing personalized attention for students creates an authentic student-teacher connection based on trust, respect and a shared pursuit of achievement.

A unique college campus-like setting and schedule entrusts students with the responsibility to manage their calendars, homework, projects and commitment to activities beyond academics, fostering the independence and confidence they will need in college. Founded by the Norbertine Fathers, Archmere embraces this tradition of friendship, warmth and emphasis on community. Students are inspired to achieve by the relationships they form with their teachers, friends, administrators and staff. It is through these connections that students find the support, guidance, motivation and knowledge they need to reach their highest achievement and find true, personal distinction.

The Academics

Archmere’s rigorous college preparatory program offers a variety of core and elective courses in the arts, humanities, mathematics, sciences and technology. The academic disciplines foster critical thinking skills, strengthen analytical reasoning and foster intellectual creativity in all departments.

Archmere’s technology facilities and curriculum engage students at all levels. As an Apple Distinguished School, the 1:1 laptop program provides each student with a MacBook Pro laptop. Teachers use a hands-on approach in the integration of computers and academics, incorporating technology throughout the curriculum from graphic design in art class to electronic research.

The Faculty

Archmere’s greatest asset is its committed faculty, an experienced and talented group of women and men dedicated to academic excellence. In the classroom, faculty members focus on a rigorous college-prep curriculum dedicated to developing critical thinking skills, intellectual questioning and academic discipline. The faculty engages students on a personal level in a small classroom setting, helping students become organized, self-motivated and independent learners. Teachers serve as academic advisors, mentors, activity moderators and athletic coaches, helping students to extend their values beyond the classroom.

The College Counseling Department

The College Counseling Department focuses on the strengths of each individual student, making every effort to help students find a challenging collegiate environment that will make them better students as well as match their individual personalities and career goals. The department also provides a comprehensive resource for parents as they assist their children in the college search.


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.


Archmere Academy

3600 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 798-6632