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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.  

Anonymous Alerts
Report bullying & other sensitive student issues anonymously to school officials.

Nutrikids has changed to
This service allows for online
payments for student meals.


Two Destination Imagination teams from DFHS placed at the state competition and have advanced to the Global Finals in Tennessee this May. Springhurst had one team as well. Congratulations to all of our students and to DI coaches Justine Henry and Julie Coburn. Great job!


The 2014-2015 Course Selection Guide is now available. Click Here for Details.

HS Principal John Falino's Blog features great teacher feedback on District's 1:1 Chromebook initiative... Click for details.

Presentation to the Board of Education:  Click here for the full video of the high school presentation.

DFHS launches new 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!

DFHS named a
NYS "Reward School" for 2013/2014

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

Monday, April 21
Schools Reopen
Make-up Days
If we have 2 emergency school closings, school will be open on 4/21 & 5/23.
Tuesday, April 22
Board of Education - Special Meeting
8:00am-Board Room
Wednesday, April 23
Early Dismissal (Professional Development)
K-2  @ 1:40pm
3-5  @ 2:00pm
6-12 @ 2:05pm
Friday, April 25
High School Drama - "Our Town"
7:00pm - HS Auditorium
Sat, Apr 26 - Sun, Apr 27
SAT Boot Camp
Wednesday, April 30
Early Dismissal (Professional Development)
K-2  @ 1:40pm
3-5  @ 2:00pm
6-12 @ 2:05pm
Wednesday, May 7
Early Dismissal (Professional Development)
K-2  @ 1:40pm
3-5  @ 2:00pm
6-12 @ 2:05pm
HS Spring Concert
Thursday, May 8
Audit Committee
6:30 PM
Board Room
Board of Education - Business Meeting
7:00pm-MS/HS Library
Public Hearing on the Budget


Today, 4/21/2014
High: 66 Low: 44
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/22/2014
High: 69 Low: 47
Chance rain showers
55% chance of precipitation.