• Alert Sign All School Buildings will be closed for the remainder of the academic school year. 
    Beginning April 13th we will be asking parents to report attendance for their children if their child will be absent from remote learning. We anticipate that the New York State Education Department (SED) will be asking for some accountability measures related to student attendance Click here for more information.
    The Budget/Trustee 
    vote and election will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 using absentee ballots only which will be mailed to registered voters of the District. Absentee ballots must be received by the School District no later than 5:00pm on June 9th. Voters are advised to fill out and mail their ballots back as soon as possible to allow for plenty of time for delivery to the School District. Click here for budget information.
    Click to view Voting Procedures for Budget/Trustee Vote & Election

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  • Valedictorian & Salutatorian
    Congratulations to the Dobbs Ferry High School Class of 2020
    Valedictorian Daniel Schwartz
    Salutatorian Nicolas Checa!


Message from the Principal

  • John Welcome to the Dobbs Ferry High School. 

    We are proud to share that this is our twentieth year of being authorized as an IB World School. DFHS is especially unique in that we are authorized in both the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and IB Diploma Program (DP). 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 academic program is further enhanced by the use of educational technology and the District’s 1:1 Chromebook program.

    All students at DFHS fully access the IB MYP and complete an IB Personal Project during their sophomore year. The MYP Personal Project (PP) is the culminating experience of the IB MYP and draws upon the skills that our students develop in grades 6-10 to make a positive difference in a specific area of interest and need. The MYP Personal Project also serves as the foundation for service learning for all students in grades 9-12.

    In addition, all students at DFHS continue to successfully access the IB Diploma Program and enroll in at least two IB Diploma Program courses prior to graduation. Approximately 25% of our students pursue the full IB Diploma each year. The IB program, coupled with elective options in areas such as science research, computer science, business, film, and art, enables our students to develop the necessary skills to be successful in college, the workforce, and beyond. 

    Our number one goal is for students to leave the building each day feeling that they have been challenged, engaged, and encouraged. Our numerous programs, along with an exceptional faculty and staff, allow us to achieve this goal. As always, please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or feedback.

    John J. Falino, Ed.D.
IB World School

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