Needlepoint and the Middle School Mind at Briarcliff 

To the casual observer, it may look like simple stitching, but Todd Related Arts Teacher Diane Guida always strategically schedules a needlepoint lesson for the first few days of school.  She explained, “The curriculum includes... Read more »

Habits of Mind at Todd

This September, afternoon sun and warmth created the perfect setting to take the Mindful Garden outdoors and focus on metacognition. Or, as Briarcliff Manor’s Todd School Counselor Kay Brancato describes it, “Thinking about your thinking while you’re thinking.”  She got Shelley Graham’s fourth graders ready by... Read more »

National Hispanic Recognition Program Honors Briarcliff HS Senior

Senior Christopher Arroyo scored in the top 2.5% of Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region and has achieved Scholar status in the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program. The... Read more »

Local Playwrights among Festival Finalists

River Journal Education Roundup editor Evelyn Mertens of Briarcliff Manor was recently among four finalists in the annual Aery 20/20 Festival at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison for her play, Plattsburgh.... Read more »

Five Briarcliff Students Named Semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships

Five Briarcliff students were named Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition: Daniel De Castro, Gil Halevi, Joshua Jacobs, Matthew Li, and Michael Tu (left to right). Principal Debora French said,... Read more »

Two Briarcliff Students Recognized by the New York State School Music Association.

Junior Brian Zhou was selected for his English Horn playing to participate as part of the Wind Ensemble at the 2019 All-State Conference. This is the highest Statewide honor for high school... Read more »

Bravo! Briarcliff Manor Schools Name Teachers of the Year  

Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Kaishian announced that Todd Elementary School teachers Shelley Graham and Stephanie Grace are Briarcliff Manor School’s 2019 Teachers of the Year.   “This year marks the first time that an... Read more »

RJ Exclusive – My Westchester: Robert Klein

Legendary Comedian Speaks About His Storied Career You only have to walk into Robert Klein’s house to under-stand his Westchester. The entertainer’s Briarcliff home doesn’t broadcast its glories from the outside. But... Read more »

Sleepy Hollow and Briarcliff Residents among Top Dartmouth Graduates

Katherine Clayton, a Sleepy Hollow resident, was one of Dartmouth College’s four valedictorians, and Caterina Florissi, a Briarcliff Manor resident, was one of six salutatorians for the Class of 2018, who graduated... Read more »

Retired FDNY Fireboat, the John D. Mckean, in Service During 9/11 and Miracle on the Hudson Undergoes Restoration

Non-Profit Organization Seeks Donations to Complete Repairs and Create a Museum Ship Honoring All Who Served The historic John D. McKean Fireboat was hauled out of the water at the North River... Read more »