- Archmere Academy is a Roman Catholic, independent, college preparatory school inspired by the Norbertine tradition and a heritage of committed faculty, alumni, families, and friends. Archmere welcomes faculty and students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.
- Through dedication to academic excellence, social development, community service, and faith reflection, Archmere focuses on the education of the whole student.
- This philosophy encourages and supports the unique qualities and differences of students in achieving the maximum level of their abilities.
- Understanding their moral obligation to the global community, young men and women graduate from Archmere prepared for college, career and vocation in life.
Archmere Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Delaware for:
- Category Attribute
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
- Student Body Largest student body
- Sports offered Most sports offered
- Extracurriculars Most extracurriculars offered
- School History Oldest founding date
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||513 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 19%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||54 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||16 students|
|Number of AP Courses||21 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP 2D - Drawing/Painting, AP 2D - Photography, AP 2D Design, AP 3D Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language & British Lit, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP German, AP Government & Politics, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP US History, AP World History|
|Average SAT score||1340|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$24,950|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Kristin Mumford|
|Admissions Associate||Leah Lightcap|
|Total Sports Offered||19 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Fencing,
Field Hockey, Football,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Winter Track,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||38 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Academic Bowl, Amnesty International, Auk Ambassadors, Auks for Life, Community Service Clubs, Computer Club, Delaware Science Olympiad, Ecology Club, Fencing Club, Forensics, French Club, French National Honors Society, German Club, German National Honors Society, Habitat for Humanity, Horticultural Society, Mathematics League, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, Robotics Club, S.A.D.D, Spanish Club, Spanish National Honors Society, Student Council (StuCo), Tapestry (Literary/Arts Magazine), TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science), The Green Arch (student newspaper), The Patio (Yearbook), Video Announcements (video production, news, video editing)
Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club, Mastersingers, National Art Honor Society, Stage Band, Stage Crew
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Basketball, Intramural Bowling
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Bear Grades: PK-12 | 1117 students
2801 Del Laws Rd
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 834-8938 19.9 PK-12
- Springfield Grades: 9-12 | 1067 students
1701 S Sproul Rd
Springfield, PA 19064
(610) 544-3800 11.5 9-12
The Archmere promise to prepare a student for the rigorous academics of college or a university is fulfilled through the challenging academic curriculum while students are supported by a team of dedicated teachers and faculty. For the past 3 years at Archmere, I have learned to challenge myself to work harder which has led me to achieve more than I ever thought possible. Specific to Archmere, what makes the classroom a great learning environment is the desire of each student to get better every day and I know that has aided my academic growth as a high school student. The Archmere experience has not only helped me grow academically, but has introduced me to an amazing and comforting sense of community and zeal whether in the classroom or on the field.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Maddie
My daughter transitioned from public school to Archmere. She has always been a good student, but was suddenly a young adult: responsible for her computer, communication with her teachers and coaches, and self-advocation. I can see that Archmere will prepare her for future success.
- Posted by Parent - Perro
While my son has just recently joined this school community as a Freshman, I am so impressed by the level of commitment of the teachers, the technology program, the variety of elective classes, the quality of the sports programs, the many clubs offered but most importantly the welcoming community. From the administration to the faculty and staff we have felt overwhelmingly welcome. The community feeling is evident with the students also; already the class of 2018 feels like they have been friends forever. The admission process was smooth and efficient. I strongly recommend this school if you are looking for great academics and a nurturing environment grounded in the Catholic faith.
- Posted by Parent - Faulk
Archmere is well known in our area for its excellent curriculum and college placement, as well as strong athletics and award-winning programs in music and the visual arts. The size is ideal, with a fairly large student body but small individual class size, and the campus setting is a good preview of college life. The teachers and administration are highly professional, as well as responsive to parents and caring to the students. All types of students can get a top-notch education at Archmere.
- Posted by Parent - docdi
Archmere Academy is not only an outstanding academic school but the teachers and administrators exude passion for their work. As a parent, I am thrilled with the school and most importantly their zeal for having every child wanting to succeed academically, socially and ethically.
- Posted by Parent - Julie
Archmere is a highly academic college prep school with a strong focus on educational excellence. They are very technologically progressive. It is a Catholic school but you will find a diverse student body there. It is a rare place where it is cool to be smart. The captain of team football team can sing in the choir and that is cool too. All the students push each other to excel in their studies, athletics and the arts. The faculty is available to the students before, during and after school and in the evenings by email. My Junior and Freshman are very happy there and are getting a very strong foundation for college!
- Posted by Parent - mnlin
Archmere is known to be one of the best college prep schools in Delaware. It is a given that the students leave there well prepared for college. However, there is so much more to the school. It is just large enough to offer small classes for the core subjects and also offer a nice variety of extracurriculars. There is also a nice camaraderie that the kids share regarding the work load. They are all in it together which makes it more enjoyable.
- Posted by Parent - rstov