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In 1998, Dobbs Ferry High School became the first high school in Westchester County to belong to the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB)  Organization. The IB Program is a comprehensive and rigorous, two-year, pre-university course of study offered to 11th and 12th grade students.  The Diploma and individual IB coursework are widely recognized by universities around the world as a symbol of academic excellence.  The curriculum is internationally recognized and leads to examinations that demonstrate mastery of subject content as well as academic skills.  

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High School  "In Focus"



Congratulations to the Dobbs Ferry High School Class of 2014!
Have a great summer!


The Opening Day Bell Schedule is Now Available.

The Back to School Newsletter is Now Available. Welcome Back DFHS!

 2014-15 Student Handbook is now Available in the "Student Resources" Tab.

Summer Reading Assignments Now Available in the "Student Resources" Tab.

The 2014-15 School Supply Lists  are now available.

Download the DFHS App...
the app is now available in the App Store and can be downloaded for free to any Smartphone.  The DFHS App provides parents and students with important information about the high school and includes push notifications, an absence line, calendars, a one touch dial directory, information about athletics, activities and much more! Click here to read The Enterprise article about the DFHS App!

Interested in Becoming a Mentor for the DFHS Science Research Program? Click Here for More Information.

High School Principal's Message

Welcome to the Dobbs Ferry High School website. Our website is designed to provide you with important information about our school and serves as a window into some of the wonderful things that we have to offer at DFHS.
As a high-achieving IB World School, we are dedicated to maximizing the potential of all students by providing a curriculum that promotes a global perspective. Our diverse curriculum and extracurricular activities provide students with the opportunity to build a strong academic foundation while allowing for the development of personal interests and creative expression. Students graduate from Dobbs Ferry High School prepared for success at our nations top universities or in any career path they choose to pursue. Our number one goal is for our students to leave the building each day feeling that they have been challenged, engaged, and encouraged. 
It goes without saying that one of the most crucial elements of student success is parent involvement. I was drawn to the Dobbs Ferry School District in large part because of the dedicated, positive, and supportive community of parents that call Dobbs Ferry their home. Our parents and community organizations play an integral role in the success of our school and are one of the many reasons why the high school is such a special place.
I encourage all members of our school community to visit the Principals Corner on a regular basis. It provides information on the latest happenings at our school and on the great work of our students and staff.
As always, please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or feedback.
John J. Falino

    IB World School 

Principal's Corner

Stay connected with John Falino.
Learn about important events as well as some of the wonderful things happening in our classrooms.


Essential Questions in Education answered by Principal Falino

School Calendar

Tuesday, September 2
First Day of School
School Opens
Wednesday, September 3
Early Dismissal
One Hour for Professional Development
Thursday, September 4
BOE Regular Meeting
7:00 PM - MS/HS Library 
(New Staff & Tenure)
Wednesday, September 10
Early Dismissal
One Hour for Professional Development
High School - Back to School Night
7:00 PM
HS Back to School Night
HS Auditorium
Tuesday, September 16
HS School Pictures
Wednesday, September 17
Early Dismissal
One Hour for Professional Development
Thursday, September 18
Audit Committee
6:30 PM - Board Room
Community Bond Forum
7:00 PM - Commons


Today, 9/2/2014
High: 93 Low: 69
Partly sunny
23% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/3/2014
High: 87 Low: 62
Mostly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.