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 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 the 2017 National Honor Society Inductees

Andrew Agriantonis
Grace Aldrich
Juliana Arroyo
Sajan Bar
Cole Bashford*
Oliver Benson
Olivia Bergstein
Grace Boyar*
Noah Campo
Cynthia Constantinou
Megan Donoghue
Madeline Elkes
Kylie Elwood*
Gug Jin Eom*
Jessica Garlasco
Jonathan Gold
John Gross
Lindsey Heier
Madison Hennessy
Abigail Hentel
Kala Herh
Eli Karp
Sarah Kaul
Mikayla Kibel
Jonah Koen
Samuel Lanoff
Rachel Lim
Henry Mermer*
Lindsay Mitzner
Farhaanah Mohideen
Michael Prestopino
Max Pushkin
Dustin Qian
Matthew Reid*
Jordan Ricciardi*
Samantha Robins
Maegan Rosenberg
Helaina Ross
Rebecca Rubenstein
Ethan Ruoff*
Benjamin Shi*
Andrew Sugrue
Lauren Tannenbaum
Jane Tilles
Matthew Tu
Oyinkansola Tukuru
Zachary Vincent
Maxine Zaretsky

*Denotes a Senior

Congratulations to the following two Seniors who have been selected to perform in the All-Eastern Division Conference hosted by a local state Music Education Association in Atlantic City, NJ from April 5-8th:

Benjamin Freedman – Viola – Orchestra
Charlotte Luttkus – Soprano 1 – Treble Chorus

 Congratulations to the high school's debate team. On November 17, 2016, students participated in a variety of speech presentation categories, and Junior Madison Hennessy won a third place award in the "Original Oration" category. This category requires that students write, memorize and perform a piece of writing. This year's topic was "If/Then."


Congratulations to Alexandra Schoepke whose Reflections Theme Search entry was one of five chosen from among 93 entries submitted to the NYS PTA to be forwarded to the National PTA Reflections Program Theme Contest. The 2018-2019 National PTA Reflections Program Theme winner will be announced at the end of June 2017.


Congratulations to the following student for being accepted into the ACDA National Honors Chorus for 2017 in Minneapolis, MN!

Charlotte Luttkus, Soprano I Grade 12


Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts on October 18, 2016!

Emma Calame-Pennington
Madeline Elkes
Nina Fraietta
Olivia Fullerton
Sarah Kaul
Komal Keerthy
Rebecca Leon
Kelly Marchese
Calista Sheehan
Emily Silvershein
Oyinkansola Tukuru
Jenna Whalen

Congratulations to the following Tri-M Music
Inductees for 2016

Declan Ahearn
Julianna Brown
Lauren Burnette
Emma Diller
Paige Ellis
Sean Fischer
James Flanagan
Juliet Freedman
Jonathan Gold
Komal Keerthy
Joshua Kupka
Tyler Leitman
Keshav Rao
Helaina Ross
Ethan Ruoff
Matthew Tu
Jenna Whalen

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Congratulations to the following Seniors who were named Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program:

Eddie Ho
Samantha Manimala
Alexandra Schoepke
Sophie Underwood

 Congratulations to the following Seniors who were named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program:

Anoushka Chaudhari
Rekha Crawford
Julia Duffy
Komal Keerthy
Patrick Prendergast
Benjamin Shi


Saturday, December 03, 2016