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444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Debora French - Principal
Daniel Murphy - Assistant Principal


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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 the
Distinguished Students of the Month
of April!
Muriel Oppong, Gr. 9
Declan O'Neill, Gr. 10
Samuel Brown, Gr. 11
Jessica Garlasco, Gr. 12

Congratulations to Brett Lachtman
whose non-fiction piece, “Paying College Basketball Players”
was recently published in Teen Ink!

Congratulations to Aaqib Mansoor
whose fictional piece in the novel category,
"The Diary of Louis Kennedy" was recently published in Teen Ink!

Congratulations to Olivia Bergstein
whose non-fiction piece, “Power of Determination”
was recently published in Teen Ink!

Congratulations to Stephanie Markowitz!
First Place Winner in the
Ninth Judicial District Committee
to Promote Gender Fairness in the Courts
Essay Contest

Congratulations to the Debate Teams
for finishing in 4th and 5th Place
in this year's competition!

Christopher Arroyo
Oliver Benson
John Hansley
Gil Halevi
Julia Hoyer
Andrew Sugrue

Congratulations to the
Distinguished Students of the Month
of March!
Despina Xynidakis, Gr. 9
Gil Halevi, Gr. 10
Benjamin Harris, Gr. 11
Sarah Kaul, Gr. 12

Congratulations to the 2018 WESEF winners!

Abigail Hentel 
1st Place Winner in Medicine and Health

Max Pushkin
2nd Place Winner in Cellular and Molecular Biology

Olivia Bergstein
4th Place Winner in Animal Sciences
Eli Karp
4th Place Winner in Behavioral and Social Sciences
Noah Benson
4th Place Winner in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Hannah Gelfand
4th Place Winner in Medicine and Health

Farhaanah Mohideen
Winner of The ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative Award
Matthew Tu
Winner of The Innovations in Biological Sciences Research Award
Andrew Van Camp
Winner of The College Admissions Central Science Horizons Award
Benjamin Harris
Winner of The Office of Naval Research Award

Congratulations to all of our nineteen WESEF participants.
We are so proud of each and every one of them!
Noah Benson – Cellular and Molecular Biology
Oliver Benson – Environmental Science
Olivia Bergstein – Animal Science
Weston Cooper – Medicine and Health
Jacob Fridakis -  Engineering
Hannah Gelfand – Medicine and Health
Maya Goldheim – Medicine and Health
Benjamin Harris – Engineering
Abigatil Hentel – Medicine and Health
Eli Karp – Behavioral and Social Science
Nikhil Krishnani – Behavioral and Social Science
Livia Marchese – Animal Science
Farhaanah Mohideen – Environmental Science
Max Pushkin – Cellular and Molecular Biology
Sarah Raphael – Medicine and Health
Maegan Rosenberg – Physics and Astronomy
Kyra Swatko – Medicine and Health
Matthew Tu – Neuroscience/Bioinformatics
Andrew Van Camp – Medicine and Health

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 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

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018