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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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 issues anonymously to school officials.

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9th Grade and New Student Orientation - August 27th, 9:00-11:00 in the HS Auditorium

Dobbs Ferry Transportation Assignment Instructions

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

The Student Supply Lists are Now Available.

DFHS Students Win at the 10 Day Film Challenge National Awards! Click Here for Details!

New School Start Times Beginning September, 2015... Read Superintendent Dr. Lisa Brady's Letter to learn more. New Bell Schedules are Available Under "Student Resources."
The 2015/2016 Course of Study Guide is Now 

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

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

Thursday, August 27
BOE Tour of Bldgs & Board Meeting
4:00 PM
Begins at Springhurst
6:30 PM
Board Meeting - Board Room
Wednesday, September 2
First Day of School
"A Day"
Early Dismissal
One Hour for Professional Development
Thursday, September 3
"B Day"
Friday, September 4
Labor Day Recess
Schools Closed
Monday, September 7
Labor Day Recess
Schools Closed
Tuesday, September 8
"C Day"
Schools Back in Session
Wednesday, September 9
"D Day"
Early Dismissal
One Hour for Professional Development
High School Back to School Night
7:00 pm


Today, 8/27/2015
High: 80 Low: 59
Partly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/28/2015
High: 80 Low: 61
Mostly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.