Archmere Academy is Closer Than You Think!

Whether you are on the Pennsylvania Mainline, just over the bridge in New Jersey, near Elkton, MD or Dover, DE—Archmere is within your reach. 

Archmere is in Claymont, DE, just north of Wilmington about 30 minutes south of Philadelphia. It sits so close to the borders of neighboring states that it is easily accessible to families living in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. School district buses and Archmere's shuttle service make us closer than you think!

Transportation Options

School District Busing
PA school districts in Chester and Delaware counties within 10 miles of Archmere provide free bus transportation to Archmere students living in Chester, Upland, Chichester, Garnet Valley, Penn Delco, Wallingford, Swarthmore, Ridley, Rose Tree, Media, Springfield, Unionville, Chadds Ford, and West Chester. On regular school days, most buses leave campus at 4:50 p.m. to accommodate student involvement in activities and after-school functions. 

Public Transportation
The SEPTA Claymont Station is a short 15-minute walk to Archmere. DART bus transportation is also available to and from the Claymont Station from Archmere. 

Archmere Academy Shuttle
The Archmere shuttle service routes in Delaware cover the Greenville/Hockessin/Newark and the Bear/Middletown/Smyrna areas. Another shuttle service runs to New Jersey, serving the Mullica Hill area. Archmere also runs a shuttle via the Blue Route, servicing students from Newtown Square, Havertown, and Drexel Hill areas. The annual fee ranges from $3,600 to $4,200 based on your roundtrip route. One-way options are available.
When I first stepped onto Archmere's campus, it felt like a perfect fit. The student body, the faculty, the facilities, and the academic opportunities are why I chose Archmere. I live in South Jersey, and Archmere is just a quick drive over the bridge! I'm thankful every day for the opportunity to learn and experience high school at Archmere. 

Ava Passehl '22

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Leah daPonte Lightcap

    Leah daPonte Lightcap 

    Director of Admissions & Enrollment
    302-798-6632 Ext 781
  • Photo of Logan Duffie

    Logan Duffie 

    Associate Director of Admissions; College Counselor
    302-798-6632 Ext 713
  • Photo of Denise Starnes

    Denise Starnes 

    Admissions & Marketing Coordinator
    302-798-6632 Ext 660
  • Photo of Patricia Tolvaisa

    Patricia Tolvaisa 

    Assistant to the Head of School & Admissions
    302-798-6632 Ext 706

Archmere Academy Shuttle Map

    • The Archmere Academy shuttle serves students in PA, NJ, and DE!

Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.