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 for International Affairs

Bodine High School for International Affairs

A Message from the Principal

From Karen Thomas, Principal


Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:
Welcome back everybody! Freshman and New Student Orientation will take place on Wednesday, September 2, from 9-11 AM. All returning students will begin on Tuesday, September 8. We look forward to an exciting and fulfilling school year!
Summer Reading 2015
All 9th Grade students are required to read two books and complete corresponding assignments over the Summer Break. Students may click here to download the Summer Reading Portfolio 2015 which explains all of the assignment details, requirements and options.
Here are links to all other Summer Reading Assignments:

10th Grade Summer Reading Assignment


11th Grade Summer Reading Project


12th Grade English 4 Summer Reading Assignment


AP English Literature and Composition Reading Assignment


IB English 11th Grade Reading Assignment


IB English 12th Grade Reading Assignment


Our FIRST ORIENTATION FOR NEW INCOMING STUDENTS was held on Saturday, June 6th and was a huge success as evidenced by the tremendous turnout of students and their families. Thank you for becoming active members of our Bodine family from the very start.
Parents and guardians, the School District of Philadelphia Online School Payments (OSP) portal facilitates payment for school fees for a variety of products and services. You may make school payments by clicking here and signing in.
Thank you to the many volunteer presenters and student leaders who helped make this year's International Day a great success. It was a thrill to watch Bodine student presenters teach their peers about so many aspects of the many cultures that exist within the Bodine community. 
SEPTA has informed us that there will be work to replace the trolley tracks along Girard Avenue starting in June and ending in September. Buses will be used in place of the Route 15 trolley during these months. Please plan accordingly so that students are able to arrive to school on time. Thank you! 

Please be sure to check this page frequently for updates and important information.  Also, follow us on Twitter @Bodine HS.

With the year flying by, here is important information for Class of 2016, 2017, and 2018 parents and guardians on student fee balances:
All student fee balances must be paid by the end of the school year before report cards will be released and before a schedule for next fall will be created. Payments may be made in the form of cash or money order at any time during the school year.  Student account letters are provided to all students every other month.  A letter has been generated this week updating your child's account.  Please ask him/her for the letter to keep you informed of this important information.  Thank you.
Students, please remember Bodine has a new Lateness Policy that went into effect on March 2. Click here to read the details of the new Lateness Policy.

Parents and guardians, sign up for instant access to your student's grades, attendance, and more!  Go to: and create your account.


Remember: Absence notes must be submitted within 3 days of a student's return to school. You may fax them to us at 215-351-7370, e-mail them to, or hand-deliver to the Main Office. We are not able to change your child's attendance record after 3 days from their return to school.

We truly look forward to teaching your children each and every day. As such, we expect students to be in school on time, every day. When a student misses school, an absence note is required upon the student's return to Bodine. Parents and guardians, please read this letter explaining the School District of Philadelphia's policy on the importance of required absence notes.
Parents and guardians, help us to help you. We must have your current phone number and address on file at all times.
Please contact us immediately if your phone number or address has changed. You will not receive very important phone messages without this information in our computer system. We truly appreciate your attention to this matter. 
Have you been to our Counselor's Corner? Find out about scholarship opportunities and "all things college."
Our monthly Home & School meetings for this year have begun.
NEW TIME - Home & School Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Remember Fridays are $1 Dress Down Days. All money will benefit student activities. The $1 Dress Down Days will continue throughout the school year and students must pay $1 if they choose to not to wear the school uniform. But remember, the money goes to a great cause... our students!


Bodine is an award-winning school

Bodine is an award-winning school


Two Investment Teams of students, currently IB seniors, finished within the Top 10 Finalists in the Aberdeen / Wharton global Investment Competition. For more, read here:

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Notable News!

Congratulations to Bodine's Boys' Basketball Coach Lynn Greer Sr. on his induction into the Virginia State University Hall of Fame! Read more about this former CBA and NBA player, and current Bodine coach by clicking here.

Make Money For Our School

Please help us raise money by recycling your odl ink cartridges. Bring your ink cartridges to the Main Office for recycling. Thank you!

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