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William W. Bodine High School for International Affairs

PHONE: (215) 400-7630 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Special Admit GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 606

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Mr. Rich Mitchell

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-7630

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Northern Liberties

  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (5, 43, 57, 74), Trolley (15)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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The mission of Bodine High School is to provide our students with a comprehensive college-preparatory education that enables them to envision themselves as informed citizens and caring leaders for our nation and the world. In partnership with the World Affairs Council, Bodine promotes participation in student seminars, diplomatic and governmental simulations, student exchanges, travel abroad and WAC speakers events. The rigorous curriculum is delivered by a faculty dedicated to the cultivation of the potential of each student, and the student body practices the motto "Harmony in diversity." Bodine fosters disciplined, ethical thinking and the capacity to entertain multiple worldviews.

Points Of Pride

Recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools 2020. Governor’s Award for student voter registration in 2020. One of 4 high schools to receive the District’s Peer Leader Award in 2016; Annual Spring Trip Abroad (China in 2017, Italy in 2018, Costa Rica 2019, Belize 2023), Legislative, Executive and Diplomatic tour of Washington, DC, Beijing Sisters Student Exchange, 2009 National Blue Ribbon School; 2010 School District Vanguard School, Rated 1.1; Three Dr. Ruth Wright Hayre Teachers of the Year in three consecutive years; Lindback Teacher Award 2018 and 2019; 98% Graduation Rate and 99% college acceptance rate; 2009 Host to former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleeza Rice; 2010 Host to Deputy Secretary of Education, Tony Miller; International Baccalaureate School since 2005; 16 PIAA Interscholastic sports teams, Extra-curricular academic teams and cultural clubs; 100-hour minimum service requirement for all students.

Admissions Policy

Must have all A's and B's with one C on most recent report card, score at or above 50th percentile on 7th-grade PSSA, and have exemplary attendance and punctuality and no negative disciplinary reports. Please include any information you feel will help to make our decision.

Accreditations and Honors

International Baccalaureate Programme Accreditation-Middle States Accreditation-Peer Leader Award from the School District of Philadelphia

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tues8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thur8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat -

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