444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
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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.
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 February Students of the Month!
Zoe London - Gr. 9
Jacob Aframian - Gr. 10
Jonathan LaFuente-Principe - Gr. 11
Ryan Gallagher - Gr. 12
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected as
Finalists in the 2017 Competition for National Merit Scholarships:
Congratulations to Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners
Devon Litchfield: Two Honorable Mentions for Drawing, Two Honorable Mentions for Painting & A Silver Key for Drawing
Julia Orientale: A Silver Key in Printmaking
Briarcliff HS Class of 2017
Valedictorian: Sophie Underwood
1st Salutatorian: Jacqueline Contento
2nd Salutatorian: Lauren Burnette
Congratulations PTA Reflections Program District Finalists!
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Math Honor Society Inductees!
John “Jack” Reish
Andrew Van Camp
Congratulations to the 2017 National Honor Society Inductees
Gug Jin Eom*
*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!
Congratulations to the following Tri-M Music
Inductees for 2016
Congratulations to the following Seniors who were named Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program:
Congratulations to the following Seniors who were named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program: