Academic Philosophy

Fostering Growth Through Academics
Archmere’s faith-based liberal arts program of studies challenges all students at College Preparatory, Honors, and Advanced Placement levels to advance their critical thinking, sharpen their academic skills, take ownership of their learning potential, and advocate for their own educational goals so that they can explore and discover new opportunities, experience success, and empower themselves and each other to reach new levels of personal and academic distinction.
Archmere takes particular pride in recognizing and serving various achievement levels among its students, all of whom seek the rigorous mix of challenge and success that suits their strengths across different disciplines. Success in Archmere’s demanding College Prep classes might lead students to advance to its Honors-level courses and later to AP-level classes. It is this flexibility that sets students up for success at Archmere and beyond.
Committed, Caring, Passionate Teachers
Archmere’s greatest asset is its faculty, an experienced, informed, compassionate group of women and men dedicated to their students’ academic growth, excellence, and integrity. Teachers across all disciplines build challenging curricula designed to expand critical thinking skills, stimulate intellectual curiosity, achieve content mastery, and establish academic discipline.
With an average class size of 15, teachers can engage students personally, guiding them to become organized, self-motivated, and ultimately, independent learners. Ready to support their students after class ends, faculty are accessible throughout the school day, before school, during unscheduled periods, and after school until 4:00 p.m.
Archmere faculty members are also actively engaged in students’ extracurricular lives: as academic advisers, mentors, club and organization moderators, and athletic coaches, they help students to live out Archmere’s mission and values—community, respect, zeal, reverence, and wisdom—beyond the classroom walls.

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  • Photo of Timothy Dougherty

    Timothy Dougherty 

    Director of Academics; Global Studies Coordinator; English Teacher
    302-798-6632 Ext 735

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Classroom News

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  • Physics Club

    May/June 2024

    Physics Club Competes in Regionals 

    The Archmere Physics Club won 3rd place for the Physics Bowl Competition in the regional division, which encompassed the regions of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, and West Virginia. Congratulations to the moderator, Dr. Wilcox, and the students who contributed, including Kabir Goyal, Kevin Xiao, Sophia Chen, Kathrine Wang, and Rebecca Wang.
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  • Academic Bowl Team

    April 2024

    Academic Bowl Team Wins Championship

    On April 16, Archmere defended their title against St. Marks with a thrilling one question lead in the Academic Bowl Championship. The Archmere team has won every championship since 2020, and hasn't lost a single competitive match for at least 3 years. Congratulations to the team and their moderator, Mr. Wilcox!
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  • Iceland, Easter 2025

    March 2024

    Global Studies Trip to Iceland

    The Global Studies Program is announcing another international travel opportunity for Archmere students: to Iceland, from April 11-18, 2025! Mr. Dougherty will be holding a one-hour informational meeting for students and parents in the SLC Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30PM. Open this link, enter Dougherty-3179, and click on "I'm interested" for reminders about the April 16 meeting.
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I took advantage of the many AP courses offered at Archmere. As a result of a rigorous schedule, I entered college as a sophomore. I found the classwork at one of the top 10 schools in the nation to be 'less' demanding than my courses at Archmere, and I was tremendously well-prepared for my future academic career. I cannot possibly imagine any other school delivering an even remotely comparable experience.

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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.