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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 had received the Silver Medalist award for 2013 and 2014.

The 2015 Bruin has been awarded the Gold Medalist Award for the first time. Congratulations to our editors, Emily McGranaghan (class of 2015), Allie Meltser (class of 2015) Sam Simpson (class of 2017) and Allison Greenberg (class of 2016)!




Congratulations to Carly Schwab
for qualifying for the
New York State Swimming Championship
100 yard Breaststroke

Congratulations to the following students
for participation in the
2017 NYSSMA All-State Winter Conference
Rochester, NY, December 2017:

Junior - Joshua Kupka, Viola - All-State String Orchestra
Senior - Dustin Qian, Flute - All-State Wind Ensemble

Congratulations to the following students
for participation in the
2018 ACDA Eastern Division Honors Choirs
Pittsburgh, PA, March 2018

Freshman - Harrison Beckler, Bass - Junior High Honor Choir
Junior - Juliet Freedman, Alto - High School Honor Choir

Congratulations to the following students
who were named "Commended Scholars"
in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program:

Andrew Agriantonis
Farhaanah Mohideen
Dustin Qian
Jane Tilles
Matthew Tu

Yearbook Order Center

yearbook logo

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

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)


Tuesday, October 17, 2017