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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  • Meredith Finger '26 Recognized for "Doing It All"

    Archmere sophomore Meredith Finger loves both golf and softball, so she is finding a way to excel in both sports during the busy spring season at Archmere. An honors student as well, Meredith can carry drives 245 yards and comfortably hit a 7-iron 160 yards on the golf course, and at the same time is willing to fill any gap Archmere may have on the softball diamond.
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  • Track and Field Competes at DIAA State Championships

    The DIAA Track and Field State Championships were held at Dover High School on Friday and Saturday, May 17th and 18th. Over two days, the Archmere team competed against close to 50 teams in the rain and wind. The girls finished 4th in Division 2 at the Championships, while the boys finished 15th, respectively.
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  • Boys Lacrosse Defeats Cape Henlopen

    The Archmere boys lacrosse team defeated Cape Henlopen on Friday, May 10 at Legends Stadium in Lewes, Delaware. The team played Cape in the rain and wind, coming out of the match victorious. This was the first time in eight years the Auks have defeated the Vikings. They led 6-1 after the first quarter and 8-3 at halftime, ending the game with an impressive 11-6 score.
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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.