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:
Bodine has a new Lateness Policy that goes into effect on Monday, March 2. Teachers will review the new policy with students on Friday, February 27. Click here to read the details of the new Lateness Policy.

Please note,  February 27, is a regular, full school day. It is not a staff development day, which was posted on the older version of the School District calendar. Schools are open as usual.


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Important reminder: 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.

As we start this new year, I wanted to remind families that we 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. 
The School District of Philadelphia is undergoing a "leveling" process which is resulting in two changes to our staffing. To learn more about the changes, please click here
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! Monthly meeting dates are as follows:

March 10
April 14
May 12
Remember Friday, February 27, is a $1 Dress Down Day. 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!

Are you interested in being a voting member of Bodine's first School Advisory Council? Nomination forms are available in the Main Office.


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.

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