14 Facts About Archmere Academy


Archmere Academy is a private Roman Catholic college preparatory school located in Claymont, Delaware, United States.

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Archmere Academy was founded in 1932 by the Norbertine religious order, initially as an all-boys school.

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Archmere Academy was the Abbot of the Norbertine Order and is attributed as the founder of St Norbert College, a private Catholic liberal arts college located in De Pere, Wisconsin.

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The first year of operation, Archmere Academy had an enrollment of 22 students, 16 freshmen and 6 sophomores.

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Archmere Academy began slowly expanding during the mid to late 1930s due to enrollment increases.

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In 1957, Archmere Academy celebrated its 25th anniversary with the groundbreaking for St Norbert Hall, the school's main academic building, which was completed in 1959.

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Patio, one of the buildings of Archmere Academy, was built between 1916 and 1918 and was originally used as the country estate of John J Raskob and his wife.

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The name "Archmere Academy" was given to the estate because of the natural arch of the trees formed over the Delaware River vista.

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Archmere Academy students are required to take courses in a variety of areas, including eight semesters of English, seven semesters of religion, and six semesters of mathematics, foreign language, history, and the sciences.

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Archmere Academy offers a large number of AP courses, including Spanish, French, statistics, calculus, physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, art portfolio in 2-D and 3-D, computer science, English, composition, US history, European history, and world history.

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Music program at Archmere Academy is an elective program that focuses on performance practices from the Renaissance to the 20th century including jazz and Broadway.

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Archmere Academy competes in the Diamond State Conference for interscholastic sports such as football, field hockey, basketball, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, diving, lacrosse, volleyball, golf, tennis, cheerleading, baseball, softball, cross country, track and field, and wrestling.

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In recent years, Archmere Academy has brought home multiple DIAA championships, such as cross country, volleyball, and rugby.

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From 1991 to 2013, Archmere Academy won eight XC championships and was runner-up for seven.

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