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 Bodine Parents and Guardians:
Best wishes for a warm and happy holiday season!
We have recently sent home this important letter about January's Keystone Exams. The letter addresses the importance of testing integrity and students must understand the cell phone prohibition policy as set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.   Students will be testing in Algebra 1 on January 7th and 8th, in Literature on January 9th and 12th, and in Biology on January 13th and 14th.

Regarding the Keystone Examinations:
The State of Pennsylvania now requires all students graduating in 2017 and later to pass all three Keystone examinations in order to receive a high school diploma. Students are tested in Algebra 1 and in Biology in May of 9th grade, and will be tested in English 2 in May of 10th grade. Students currently in 10th grade who did not yet pass the first two Keystone examinations are required to attend mandatory supplemental instruction in the necessary subjects after school from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. as shown on the schedule below.

Algebra 1 Extended Day Classes – Mondays and Wednesdays
Biology Extended Day Classes – Tuesdays and Thursdays

Classes begin Monday, November 10, and continue until Keystone testing begins in January.

It is our goal to provide sufficient extra instruction so that all of our students can successfully pass all Keystone Examinations here at Bodine.
Please 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:

January 13
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
Remember Friday, December 19, 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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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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