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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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We have liftoff! Student teams in Justine Henry's physics class designed, built and launched rockets made out of plastic soda bottles filled with water. The rockets were powered by an air pump and the students had to consider the physical forces on a rocket, Newton's Laws and other scientific principles. The students learned about aerospace engineering and post-launch shared observations with their classmates. Each team named their rocket..."Mr. President" made the biggest splash!

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DFHS June 2016 Regents Review Schedule. Click Here for Details.

The 9th Grade Orientation Presentation is  Now Available.

DFHS IB Review Schedule is Now Available. Click Here for Details.

DFHS IB and AP World History Exam and Location Schedule...Click Here for Details.

DFHS 2016/2017 Course Selection Information...Click here for details.

The DFHS Course of Study Guide for the 2016/2017 School Year is Now Available.

Senior Internship Information is Now Available.


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.

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 programs that we have to offer at DFHS.
 
As a high-performing IB World School, we are dedicated to maximizing the potential of all students by providing a curriculum that promotes a global perspective and international mindedness. 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 the top universities in the nation or in any career path they choose to pursue. Our number one goal is for students to leave the building each day feeling that they have been challenged, engaged, and encouraged. 
 
In addition to having a well established and differentiated IB Diploma Program that all students access starting in grade 11, both the middle and high school are in the process of pursuing full authorization to the IB Middle Years Program (MYP). This program, coupled with elective programs in areas such as science research, computer science, film, and art, allows our students to further develop the necessary 21st century skills to be successful in college, the workforce, and beyond. 
Our work in this area is further enhanced by our 1:1 Chromebook program. In 2015-16, all students in grades 9-11 have a Chromebook and are also given the option to bring their own device to support their learning. 

It also goes without saying that one of the most crucial elements of student success is parent involvement. 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.
 
Finally, I  encourage all members of our school community to stay connected to the high school by not only visiting our website, but by "liking" the school's Facebook page, downloading our school's mobile app, checking our Twitter page (johnfalino1), and reading the Principal's blog. All of these outlets provide 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, Ed.D.
Principal 


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PRINCIPAL'S BLOG
Essential Questions in Education answered by Principal Falino

School Calendar

Tuesday, May 31
"C Day"
Science Symposium
7:00 PM
Commons
Wednesday, June 1
"D Day"
Early Dismissal
One Hour for Professional Development
IB Film Festival
7:00 PM
Thursday, June 2
"A Day"
Honors Convocation
9:30 AM 
HS Auditorium
BOE Executive Session
6:00 PM
Board Room


BOE Meeting
7:00 PM
MS/HS Library
Friday, June 3
"B Day"