Dobbs Ferry High School Athletic Office 505 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY10522 The Athletic Department of Dobbs Ferry High School oversees a wide range of student sports teams. Its mascot is the…More Eagle, and the Eagle Sports Hotline is 914-693-1500 x3111.
Dobbs Ferry Middle School is the public middle school serving grade 5-8 in Dobbs Ferry. Their principal is Mr.…More Patrick Mussolini. Dobbs Ferry MS takes pride in offering a healthy environment that also provides the rigorous academics to prepare students for high school and college. Their programs include foreign language instruction for all grade levels, art and music education, a homework center for additional instruction, support services and counseling and state-of-the-art computers and technology.</p>
<p>Dobbs Ferry Middle School has maintained small classes and a strong sense of community. Students are encouraged to delve deeply into course material, ask questions and think critically.</p>
<p>"Middle School teachers are especially well-trained in their course material," said district superintendent Debra Kaplan. "We are currently pushing for all students to take integrated algebra in the 8th grade; most already do."</p>
Kumon Math and Reading Center, located on Main Street in Dobbs Ferry, is one of many Kumon facilities located…More nationwide. Developed 50 years ago in Japan, Kumon is based on specialized instructional methods devised by teacher and parent Toru Kumon to help his own child achieve a higher level in school. Headed by the affable Jennifer Polintan, Dobbs Ferry Kumon Center is a bright, well-lit learning center with an overall positive atmosphere.</p>
Christian Preschool 43 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY10522 Christian Preschool is a Christian, but nondenominational, pre-school on the grounds of the Dobbs Ferry Lutheran…More Church. It serves children ages 2-4 and is "grounded in the word of God."
Dobbs Ferry High School is a public school serving grades 9-12 in Dobbs Ferry. The principal is Mr. Keith K. Yi. In…More 1998, Dobbs Ferry High School became the first high school in Westchester to belong to the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization, offering rigorous two-year pre-college training in a varety of courses for eleventh and twelfth grade students. Dobbs Ferry teachers and administrators have chosen the IB curriculum because they believe it challenges students to take a more active role in their own educations and fosters critical reasoning. </p>
<p>The school serves more than 400 students, 90% of whom will go on to further their education. The faculty is deeply involved in the development programs and encourages students to participate in activities that demand high levels of responsibility and commitment. Athletics have always been a particular point of emphasis in Dobbs Ferry, but in recent years the school's academic reputation has risen to be among the best in the county. </p>
<p>They offer a wide variety of elective courses, a culturally diverse population, support programs for students learning English, a homework center, a computer lab and fully operational TV studio. </p>
<p>Students are encouraged to participate in extracurriculars, athletics and internships. The school is also active in facilitating community service opportunities and other connections to the Dobbs Ferry community. </p>
The Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District is a public school district comprised of Springhurst Elementary School,…More Dobbs Ferry Middle School and Dobbs Ferry High School. District superintendent Debra Kaplan takes pride in overseeing a learning community that fosters close interaction between faculty and students and capitalizes on the resources afforded to a district located so close to New York City. Their rigorous academic curriculum begins in elementary school (with programs like elementary foreign language and Singapore Math) and continues through high school with their International Baccalaureate program unique to Westchester schools. </p>
<p>Another element of Dobbs Ferry's mission is that all students can learn at high levels, and for this reason, students are never denied to opportunity to take an advanced class.</p>
<p>"We encourage all students to take honors and IB classes and then provide them with the resources they need to succeed in them," Kaplan said.</p>
<p>Other tenets of Dobbs Ferry's philosophy include: teaching a global understanding, developing writing skills and instructing in the use of technology.</p>
<p>Dobbs Ferry has a comprehensive special education program for students with special needs, and provides on-going staff development training for teachers.</p>
<p>Their overall goal is for students to attain the skills they need to succeed in college and beyond. </p>
Dobbs Ferry Lutheran Church 43 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY10522 This lively Luthern church is a spiritual home for local residents. In addition to weekly worship services, the church…More runs a Christian pre-school, Sunday school for both children and adults, missionary trips, volunteer programs and ministry groups
Deerstooth Murals 145 Palisade St, Dobbs Ferry, NY10522 Artist Lisa Samalin has been painting murals through her company, Deerstooth Murals, for over 10 years. Her work can be…More found all over the county: in hospitals, schools, businesses, private homes and restaurants like the Dobbs Ferry sushi icon, Sushi Mike's.
The Dobbs Ferry Police Department is housed on the first floor of the municipal building on Main St., and is made-up…More of 28 full-time officers, about half of whom are locals. The department is comprised of multiple divisions, including patrol, youth, detective, motorcycle patrol, boat patrol, and a certified child safety-seat technician. There are also two officers certified to teach DARE in public schools.</p>
<p>The response time of this team is very short, usually dispatching an officer to an area of need within two minutes. There are generally four police cars on active duty at all times, within the 2.5 square mile radius of Dobbs Ferry. The Dobbs Ferry Police Department has 10 marked cars and several unmarked vehicles. </p>
Robert J. Bernstein Educational Services 369 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY10522 This is an autism and learning disabilities specialist located in Dobbs Ferry. Educational therapist Robert Bernstein…More provides one-on-one services to children with autism-related difficulties, runs workshops and offers presentations to school groups and parent groups. These services are meant to encourage children with autism and other related disorders to communicate with greater ease. Call for further inquiries or to schedule a consultation.
Abutting the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, Waterfront Park is considered one of the village's greatest assets.…More Often used for picnics, fishing, frisbee, or outdoor meetings, the area also has a full-sized soccer field and a children's play structure. </p>
<p>The park serves as the venue for Dobbs Ferry High School's graduation and July fireworks display.</p>
<p>It may also undergo extensive renovations funded by the state, village, county and individual donors. </p>