Bodine High School for International Affairs 9 -12

Karen Thomas

1101 N. 4th St.
Philadelphia PA 19123
Phone: 215-351-7332

Our mission is to provide public school students with a comprehensive educational experience that expands students’ knowledge of global issues and prepares them for a lifetime of achievement and participation in local, national and global communities.

Bodine High School

Bodine High School

A Message from the Principal

by Karen Thomas, Principal



I am honored to be the new Principal of one of the most prestigious high school programs in the School District of Philadelphia.  The new school year holds much promise, as we continue to strive for the very best for our deserving young scholars.  It is my goal to ensure a high-quality education for all Bodine students, with the focus on improving technology in the school.  While our budget is still extremely limited, we plan to acquire more of what our students need through a strong emphasis on establishing partnerships to help us move new initiatives forward.


I look forward to meeting and getting know each and every Bodine student personally when school begins on Monday, September 8th.  Students are expected to be in full uniform (Bodine polo shirt with khaki or black pants) every day.  We will open our doors for breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m.  First period begins at 7:45 a.m.  We expect every student present on time every day with few exceptions.  Repeated absences and lateness will not be tolerated.  Students are only successful when they are in school on time every day.   Student transpasses will be distributed on the first day of school.  Transportation to school on the first day is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.  THIS YEAR ALL STUDENTS ARE ENTITLED TO FREE BREAKFAST AND FREE LUNCH.  NO APPLICATIONS ARE REQUIRED.


Also, this year there will be early dismissal days each month for staff professional development.  These dates are not reflected yet on the School District calendar.  The first early dismissal day for students is Wednesday, September 17.   This year’s Back-To-School Night will be held on Tuesday, September 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  I look forward to meeting all Bodine families at this informative event.



Bodine is an award-winning school

Bodine is an award-winning school

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