Briarcliff Schools

  • 45 Ingham Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
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Briarcliff High School

  • 444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
  • 914.769.6299
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Briarcliff Middle School

  • 444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
  • 914.769.6343
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Todd Elementary School

  • 45 Ingham Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
  • 914.941.8300
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Tier Two

Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District

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Congratulations to all of our fall athletic teams who garnered the "Scholar Athlete Team".  This means that 75% of each team's overall average is 90 and above.  

The Varsity Boys Soccer team will be participating in the Class B New York State Semi-Final Game on Saturday, November 11, at Middletown High School vs. East Aurora High School from Section 6.  The game begins at 8:30 am.  Admission is $10.00 at the door, children under five are free.  Tickets can be purchased in advance online at httsp://  The NFHS Network will be live streaming all of the semi-finals at Middletown High School on Saturday, and all the finals on Sunday.  If we win on Saturday, the boys will advance to the Championship Final Game on Sunday.  The game will be played at 10:30 am against the winner of the Shalmont vs. Westhill game.


Congratulations to Yasmin Hill who qualified for the Diving State Championships at Ithaca College on November 16 & 17.

Please support the Briarcliff Athletic Booster Club!  We are here to support our student athletes by hosting tournaments, providing varsity letters and pins, sponsoring trips, providing need based scholarships, supporting senior day with flowers for parents, running concession stands,  sponsoring speakers, and so much more.  Our goal is to help our student athletes and parents have a great athletic experience and we need your help to do that! 

Briarcliff High School has a long tradition of athletic excellence.  Over 300  students participate in sports each season.  We average about 10 students each year who go on to play in college and we have won many league, section and state titles across many different sports.  Sports are a great way to teach our children about winning, losing, teamwork, leadership,  and so many more life lessons.   So we would like to ask each family who thinks they have a child who will be playing sports this year to donate to the Booster club through this Go Fund Me page.  Any amount is appreciated!  Thank you in advance for your support and GO BEARS!

Madeline Plank Commits to Princeton on National Signing Day

In a ceremony surrounded by family, friends, administration, teachers, staff, Board of Education Members, her coach and entire team, BHS senior Maddie Plank signed a binding letter of commitment to Princeton University on #nationalsigningday.

As BHS Counselor Nathan Heltzel said, this "cements her position with the Princeton University 
Women’s Basketball program in the Fall of 2019."

An important provision of the binding letter of commitment is a recruiting prohibition applied after a prospective student-athlete signs. This prohibition requires other colleges cease recruitment of a prospective student-athlete once an agreement is signed with another college or university, accordingly a long journey toward success is finalized.

Congratulations Maddie!

Briarcliff Named "2017-2018 School of Excellence" By NYSPHSAA

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NYSPHSAA) announced its 2017-18 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and School of Excellence Award winners BHS was among 111 schools statewide - and one of only nine in Section 1 - to earn the School of Excellence Award. 

To earn this recognition, 75% of a school’s varsity teams must qualify and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award. 

Read the complete NYSPHSAA release here.

Fridakis Selected for New York State Public High School Athletic Association 2018-19 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

BHS senior Jacob Fridakis was among the 14 new and eight returning  student athletes named to the The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) 2018-19 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) from the over 60 that sought membership. The committee is comprised of two student-athlete representatives (one male and one female) from each of the 11 sections in New York State.

Upon learning that he had been selected, Fridakis said, “I applied for the position because I have enjoyed participating in varsity sports at Briarcliff and really enjoyed my previous track season.  I also believe that Briarcliff has accomplished so much in sports for such a small school and I would like to share the positive things I have gained and learned from being at Briarcliff and in Section 1 with the committee and the state. I am really excited to work with this committee and am grateful for this fantastic opportunity.” 

Briarcliff Director of Athletics Chris Drosopoulos added, “Jacob is incredibly hard working and always manages to foster positive discussions. He is the quintessential scholar-athlete."

According to the NYSPHSAA release, “The SAAC was developed to encourage and facilitate involvement of student-athletes within NYSPHSAA. Over the course of the school year, the committee will discuss topics of concern to high school student-athletes and examine and develop ways to address those concerns to help student-athletes maintain a positive athletic experience. One of the primary goals of the SAAC this year will be to create a mental health initiative to help student-athletes around the state who confront mental health issues. Furthermore, members of NYSPHSAA SAAC hope to expand and create student committees within their own section. Sections IV, VIII, and XI are among the sections who have begun the process.”

Read more and see the complete list here.

Schwab Named All American

The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) has announced its list of All American swimmers and divers for the 2017-18 high school competitive season and named Briarcliff High School standout, Carly Schwab, among the elite group.

This honor caps off a remarkable year during which Schwab was a state champion in the 50-yard freestyle, the 100-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle and earned All-State and All-League honors.  Schwab is swimming this summer for the Village of Briarcliff Manor Recreation Department Swimming and Diving Team and will be competing for her year-round club team, Rivertown Aquatics, at Nassau County Aquatics center at Eisenhower Park on Long Island in the Senior Metropolitan Long Course Championships July 21 and 22.

THREE Lady Bears Named to All-State Teams

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its 2017-18 all-state girls basketball selections. Teams are selected off nominations submitted by various beat reporters across the state.

Congratulations to Lady Bears Maddie Plank, Alana Lombardi, and Kacey Hamlin!!!

Read more here.

BHS Holds its 8th Annual NCAA Press Conference

Briarcliff High School Class of 2018 NCAA Signing Athletes Press Conference celebrates 13 seniors and their commitment to college athletic programs.

Congratulations and good luck following your love of sport to the next level!

Noah Campo - Men's Baseball - McGill University;
Quinten Cooleen- Men's Baseball - University at Albany;
Camron Fash - M en's Lacrosse - Skidmore College;
Claire Goldstein- Women's Swimming- Hamilton College;
Jackson Gonseth - Men's Basketball - Rhodes College;
Kaleigh Gowan - Women's Volleyball- Gettysburg College;
Alex Leahy- Men's Soccer- Ithaca College;
Rachel Lim - Women's Tennis - Harvard College;
Spencer McCann- M en's Baseball- Claremont McKenna College;
Khassandra Muniz - Women's Soccer - Oswego State University;
Peter Olson- Men's Lacrosse- Onondaga Community College;
Itai Rubin - Men's Soccer- Babson College;
Jack Ryan - Men's Baseball- College of William & Mary

Click here to read the conference program and student bios