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Archmere Academy
Located just south of the PA line and just 30 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, Archmere Academy is known for its elite, college preparatory academic program, which inspires students to challenge themselves and reach their greatest potential. Archmere is a Catholic Norbertine community valuing respect for one another and filled with zeal to grow in reverence and wisdom. Founded by the Norbertine Fathers in 1932, Archmere is a diverse and welcoming community for students of all faith backgrounds and traditions.

Archmere’s passionate, dedicated and credentialed faculty are committed to student learning and personal growth. Students enjoy personalized attention and support from faculty both before and after school hours, optimizing academic and personal success for each student. Authentic student-teacher connections based on trust, respect, and a shared pursuit of achievement inspire students to achieve personal distinction. A unique college campus-like setting and schedule entrusts students with the independence and responsibility to manage their calendars, time, and activity commitments beyond academics, fostering the independence and confidence they will need in college and beyond.

Shuttle Transportation offered, walking distance to SEPTA Claymont Station.

79% of Archmere families receive tuition assistance
24 Advanced Placement Course offerings
In 2019, 91% of Archmere students scored a 3 or higher on AP exams in 21 subjects.
National-award winning vocal, instrumental and fine arts programs
Extracurriculars available: 35 Clubs, Activities, and Student-Run Events
Other Extracurriculars: 23 Varsity Sports, Community Service Opportunities offered daily
Technology offered: 1:1 MacBook Program
Languages offered, grade starting: Chinese-9; French-9; Spanish-9
Total Enrollment: 506 (24% Minority students or identifying as non-white)
Average Class Size: Student-Teacher Ratio 15:1
Summer Program available: Summer Tutoring & Freshmen Enrichment Program Offered
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