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William W. Bodine High School for International Affairs
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Math
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Science
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Special Admit
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size500
  • Enrollment538
  • PrincipalMs. Karen Thomas
  • Phone Number215-400-7630
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (5, 43, 57, 74), Trolley (15)
  • Address 1101 North 4th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
  • NeighborhoodNorthern Liberties
  • Fax215-400-7631
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

The mission of Bodine High School is to provide urban 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...

The mission of Bodine High School is to provide urban 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.

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Points of Pride

1. Bodine values exploring outside of our community. Spring trips include 2018-Italy, 2017-China, 2016-Spain and Portugal, 2015-London and Paris, 2014-Costa Rica and 2012-Spain. Additional trips include a Legislative, Executive and Diplomatic tour of...

1. Bodine values exploring outside of our community. Spring trips include 2018-Italy, 2017-China, 2016-Spain and Portugal, 2015-London and Paris, 2014-Costa Rica and 2012-Spain. Additional trips include a Legislative, Executive and Diplomatic tour of Washington, DC and Beijing Sisters Student Exchange. 2. The school has a strong academic program. Most students receive college scholarships. 3. Staff and students have demonstrated success: Wharton Aberdeen Stock Market Finalists 3 years in a row; 2009 National Blue Ribbon School; 2010 School District Vanguard School; 2014- 98% Graduation Rate and 99% college acceptance rate; International Baccalaureate School since 2005. 4. Bodine offers a variety of extracurricular opportunities. The school was a 2009 Host to former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleeza Rice and a 2010 Host to Deputy Secretary of Education, Tony Miller. The school offers 14 PIAA Interscholastic sports teams, 22 extra-curricular academic teams and cultural clubs and requires 100-hour minimum service requirement for all students. 5, Blended learning model features expanded course offerings online while at school (AP courses, electives, tutoring). Highest IB diploma award rate in the city.

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Admissions Policy

Must have A’s and B’s with the possible exception of one C in major subjects on most recent final report card. Must score at least the 80th percentile or higher on 7th-grade PSSA. Must have exemplary attendance and punctuality. Must have no negative...

Must have A’s and B’s with the possible exception of one C in major subjects on most recent final report card. Must score at least the 80th percentile or higher on 7th-grade PSSA. Must have exemplary attendance and punctuality. Must have no negative disciplinary reports. Must submit two letters of recommendation from current school teacher or administrator.

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Safety & Culture

Bodine is an inclusive and highly-diverse population based upon the values of global cooperation and vision. We offer the Inner Strength Wellness Meditation Program to students, and provide a space for daily meditation for students and staff. Our...

Bodine is an inclusive and highly-diverse population based upon the values of global cooperation and vision. We offer the Inner Strength Wellness Meditation Program to students, and provide a space for daily meditation for students and staff. Our Peer Mediation Program supports students through difficulties, and our Counseling Department offers a wide variety of resources for students and families.

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Accreditations & Honors

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

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

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 51.2%
White 10%
Hispanic 21.8%
Asian 11.6%
Other 5.5%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 58.8%
Male Students 41.2%

Special Education

Special Ed 2.8%

Gifted Education

Gifted 4.3%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 78%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 4.9%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
157
10th Grade Students
133
11th Grade Students
148
12th Grade Students
100
Total Students
538

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 77%

AP Class Offerings

  • Calculus AB,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Human Geography,
  • Physics B,
  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Ceramics,
  • Theater Group,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature,
  • Film,
  • Jazz,
  • Orchestra,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Tennis,
  • Cross Country,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Golf,
  • Girls Golf,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Girls Tennis,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Badminton Boys Volleyball

Badminton Boys Volleyball

Other Activities

Ambassador (yearbook), Asian Club, Youth Volunteer Corps, Debate, International Day Committee, National Honor Society, Student Government Association, World Affairs Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Christian Club, Muslim Students Association

Ambassador (yearbook), Asian Club, Youth Volunteer Corps, Debate, International Day Committee, National Honor Society, Student Government Association, World Affairs Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Christian Club, Muslim Students Association

Electives

Introduction to Business; Conceptual Physics, Creative Songwriting, Introduction to Film, Graphic Design, Engineering

Introduction to Business; Conceptual Physics, Creative Songwriting, Introduction to Film, Graphic Design, Engineering

Language Programs

  • French,
  • Spanish,
  • Chinese,
  • Other,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Parents participate with class trips and through volunteerism.

Parents participate with class trips and through volunteerism.

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