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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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Dobbs Ferry Middle School presents Legally Blonde, Jr., the Musical - Friday, November 20th at 7:00pm and Saturday, November 21st at 1:00pm and 7:00pm.  Click to Purchase Tickets Online.

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

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.

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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

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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, December 1
"C Day"
Wednesday, December 2
"D Day"
Early Dismissal
One Hour for Professional Development
Thursday, December 3
"A Day"
BOE Meeting
7:00 PM
MS/HS Library
Friday, December 4
"B Day"
Monday, December 7
"C Day"
School & Community Relations Committee
12:30 PM
Board Room
Wellness Committee
3:40 PM 
Board Room
Tuesday, December 8
"D Day"


Today, 12/1/2015
High: 48 Low: 43
80% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/2/2015
High: 56 Low: 40
Rain showers likely
74% chance of precipitation.