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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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your child's school cafeteria.

The Dobbs Ferry High School Class of 2015 poses for their traditional "flagpole" photo for the yearbook. There are 110 students in this year's 12th grade. Still time to order a yearbook and preserve these senior moments! 


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.

Let's talk about "Mindsets" - Wednesday, November 19th at 7pm the BOE will hold a work session to discuss Carol Dweck's text Mindset - the new psychology of success.  What type of mindset are you, Fixed or Growth? 

DFMS presents: Once On This Island...  Friday, November 21st @ 7:00pm and Saturday, November 22nd @ 1:00pm & 7:00pm.  Click here to order tickets online.

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, November 24
"C Day"
Tuesday, November 25
"D Day"
Wednesday, November 26
"A Day"
Early Dismissal
K-2 -10:45am
3-5 -11:15am

Thu, Nov 27 - Fri, Nov 28
Thanksgiving Recess
Schools Closed
Wednesday, December 3
Early Dismissal
One Hour for Professional Development
Thursday, December 4
BOE Meeting
7:00 PM - MS/HS Library
Friday, December 5
SPRING Family Square Dance
Saturday, December 6
Wednesday, December 10
Early Dismissal
K-2 -10:45am
3-5 -11:15am


Today, 11/23/2014
High: 54 Low: 45
Mostly cloudy
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/24/2014
High: 69 Low: 47
Rain likely
59% chance of precipitation.