Founded in 1995 by three women, Megan Callaway, Vicky Shorr, and Dr. Diana Meehan, the story of Archer is one of both ambition and joy. It is made up of the stories of all of our community members – our founders, families, students, faculty and staff members, and donors who have made Archer what it is today.

During the 2020-2021 school year, Archer celebrated its 25th anniversary. What once started in a converted dance studio in the Pacific Palisades with just over 30 6th and 7th-grade students has now grown to nearly 500 students on our beloved seven-acre historic Sunset Boulevard campus. Thank you for being a part of Archer’s story!

Our Story…

Learn about Archer’s amazing history as told by the founders themselves.


Thank you to our generous donors who come together from myriad backgrounds to support one thing – helping young women discover their passions and realize their true potential.

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Her Story…

Lauren Lyons ’01 was a part of Archer’s first graduating class. Archer encouraged her to take risks, preparing her for a successful career in aerospace engineering. Did you know that girls’ school graduates are six times more likely to consider majoring in STEM compared to girls in co-ed schools?

Your Story…

Archer has come so far in the past 25 years. Equipped with a vision for the future that will at once uphold our most cherished programs and practices and imagine new ones to ensure our students thrive in college and beyond, we look forward to seeing where Archer will go. What are your hopes and wishes for Archer’s future?