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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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Congratulations to Sasha Clarick and Jake Ascher on being named the 2015 DFHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian. We are very proud of their accomplishments and wish them the very best in college and beyond!


Information for Spring Parent Teacher Conferences is Now Available.

The 2015 - 2016 Course Of Study Guide is Now Available.

DFHS Senior Internship Handbook is Now Available.

DFHS Earns an A+ Rating and Is Ranked #48 in NYS by

DFHS Earns a Gold Star Rating and is Ranked #70 Nationally by Newsweek.

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.

Chromebook Insurance Policy... will be available as of January 1, 2015. Click for details.

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

Mon, Mar 30 - Mon, Apr 6
Schools Closed
Spring Recess
Thursday, April 2
Holy Thursday
Friday, April 3
Good Friday
Sat, Apr 4 - Sat, Apr 11
Sunday, April 5
Easter Sunday
Tuesday, April 7
Schools Reopen
Thursday, April 9
BOE Regular Meeting
7:00 PM - MS/HS Library
Revenue Forecast, Review of Proposed Budget
Wednesday, April 15
Early Dismissal
One Hour for Professional Development
HS Parent Teacher Conferences
5 - 8pm 
Thursday, April 16
BOE Regular Meeting
7:00 PM - MS/HS Library
Board Adopts Budget


Today, 3/30/2015
High: 53 Low: 33
Slight chance snow showers
25% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/31/2015
High: 42 Low: 32
Partly cloudy
1% chance of precipitation.