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444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Debora French - Principal
Daniel Murphy - Assistant Principal


Home of the Briarcliff High School Bears!



Our school community is a source of great pride and this site has been developed so that you can easily access information about the programs, upcoming events, and opportunities we provide.


BHS Accolades

Briarcliff High School named One of
America's Most Challenging High Schools!
Ranked #392 in the nation
by The Washington Post 

Briarcliff High School receives Gold Badge and
is named a 2017 U.S. News Best High School!
Ranked #28 in New York State
and #188 in the Nation 

Briarcliff recognized as a 2015-2016 "Blue Star School" for Financial Literacy by W!SE (Working In Support of Education).

Briarcliff Ranks #33
Among the Top 50 High Schools in
Newsweek’s 2016 List of Top Public High Schools in America

* Briarcliff Recognized as a "Reward School" for
2016-2017 By The University of the State of New York Education Department

* Briarcliff Ranks #30
Among the Top 50 High Schools in
Newsweek’s 2015 List of Top Public High Schools in America

* Briarcliff Ranks #48 Among the Top 500
High Schools in the nation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in US News and World Reports

* Briarcliff Receives “Gold Medal” Recognition in
U.S. News and World Report’s National Survey of High School Programs
with State Rank of #31

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Medalist Critique Award
To help students print or improve their final yearbook product the CSPA offers Medalist Critiques. Each year, student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks or on-line media are invited to submit issues to the Associations experienced adviser-judges.

The Critique contains a written set of standards developed by the CSPA to itemize the best practices for student media. The adviser-judge reads the printed publication and analyzes it strengths and weakness as described by the Critique.

Each publication that is entered in the annual competition is sorted into Bronze, Silver and Gold placings by judges, based on its achievement according to the Critique standards.

The Briarcliff Bruin 2017 received the Gold Medalist Award with All-Columbian Honors awarded for all sections of the yearbook. Congratulations to the members of the yearbook staff!



Congratulations to Madison Hennessy
for being named a Finalist
in the 2018 National Merit Competition!

Briarcliff HS Class of 2018
Valedictorian: Matthew Tu
1st Salutatorian: Farhaanah Mohideen
2nd Salutatorian: Sajan Bar

 Congratulations to the following students
who received Art Awards from the
2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Competition!

Colby Cho
Sophie Jelinek
Clara McGuire

Congratulations to the following students
who won awards at the Westchester/Rockland
Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
on February 3, 2018!

Olivia Bergstein - Animal Sciences
Andrew Van Camp - Medicine and Health

Congratulations to all of our speaker and poster presenters!

Congratulations to the following Visual Arts students
who received outstanding results from
the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition

Farhaanah Mohideen: Honorable Mention for PORTFOLIO &
2 Gold Keys & 2 HM (for painting)!
Haochen Deng: Gold Key (digital), Silver Key (self-portrait, oil) & 2 Honorable Mentions (still life, portrait, oil)!
Hannah Siesel: Silver Key(drawing) & Honorable Mention (painting)
Anna Albert: Silver Key (self-portrait drawing) & Honorable Mention (portrait painting)
Emma Calame-Pennington: Honorable Mention (self-portrait)
John Gross: Gold Key (furniture design)
Isabel Klein: Honorable Mention (portrait painting)
Kala Herh: Silver Key (self-portrait, oil)
Oyin Tukuru: Honorable Mention (architecture painting)
Sarah Albert: Honorable Mention (self-portrait, oil)

Congratulations to the staff of Briars & Ivy for a very
successful awards season!
Under the direction of alumni Sophie Underwood,
Rebecca Leon, Kaveri Gowda, and Jordan Kim, the
2017 edition of Briars & Ivy has garnered the following awards:

- National Council of Teachers of English Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines --Recommended for Highest Award
- American Scholastic Press Association -- 1st Place
- Columbia Scholastic Press Association -- Gold Medalist
- National Scholastic Press Association -- 1st Class with one mark of distinction
- Empire State Scholastic Press Association --Gold Overall

Congratulations to
the Distinguished Students for the Month
of January!
James DeArce, Gr. 9
Casey Lindemann, Gr. 10
Charlotte Sendek, Gr.11
Jonathan Gold, Gr. 12.  

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded badges in the
Regeneron Science Talent Search competition

Regeneraon STS Student Initiative Badges
Olivia Bergstein, Hannah Gelfand and Matthew Tu

Regeneron STS Research Report Badges
Olivia Bergstein, Maya Goldheim, Abigail Hentel and
Matthew Tu  

Yearbook Order Center

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Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the NYSSMA All-State Conference in Rochester, NY from
11/30 - 12/3/17:
Joshua Kupka (Viola)
Dustin Qian (Wind Ensemble)



Friday, February 23, 2018