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Bodine High School for International Affairs

About this school...

Mission Statement:
To provide urban public school students with a comprehensive educational experience that expands students’ interests to include global issues and prepares them for a lifetime of achievement and participation in the local, national, and global communities.

Points of pride:
Spring trip (2014-Costa Rica, 2012-Spain); legislative, executive and diplomatic tour of Washington, D.C.; Beijing Sisters Student Exchange; National Blue Ribbon School, U.S. Department of Education, 2009; Vanguard School, Philadelphia School District, 2010; high graduation rate and college acceptance rate, 2014; host to former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, 2009; host to U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller, 2010; International Baccalaureate School since 2005; 14 PIAA Interscholastic sports teams, 22 extracurricular academic teams and cultural clubs; 100-hour minimum service requirement for all students

AP courses:
Calculus AB, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Physics B, Spanish Language, U.S. History

Other special academic offerings:
International Baccalaureate courses; World Literature; Ceramics; Computer Science 1, 2, and 3; Crafts; International Economics; International Law; Introduction to Business; Japanese Studies; SAT prep; Statistics; World Geography; Conceptual Physics; Anatomy & Physiology

Foreign languages:
French, Spanish

Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, volunteer for class trips

Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; instrumental music classes; jazz band; visual arts instruction

Activities & special programs:
Ambassador (yearbook); Asian club; buildOn; Computer Builders club; debate; Envirothon; International Day Committee; Latino Culture club; National Honor Society; Puerto Rican Day Dancers; Red Cross club; Science Fair club; Student Government Association; World Affairs Club

Boys' sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Badminton*

Girls' sports:
Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Cheerleading*, Badminton*

SEPTA routes:
5, 43, 47, 57, 15 trolley, Market-Frankford El

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Comments (30)

Submitted by Anonymous on March 26, 2012 3:42 pm

This was my first choice of schools to go to,but I'm on the waiting list

Submitted by Anonymous on March 27, 2012 10:18 pm

im actually quite disapointed in seeing that they only serve two languages. I was hoping for a lot of languages student can take. Isnt it an international school?

Submitted by Anonymous on June 15, 2012 9:52 pm

I have just recently graduated from this school and I was disappointed too, but we used to have mandarin, but due to budget cuts we have lost many teachers and faculty. So we would like more languages, but we need funding for teachers.

Submitted by Anonymous on April 3, 2012 5:25 pm

I Was " Coditionally Accepted " ,

Submitted by Anonymous on June 18, 2012 12:33 am

I'm attending this school in the fall and I'm actually excited but I wana know do they have an freshman orientation ?

Submitted by Anonymous on August 19, 2012 10:59 pm

when time is the placement test on the 20 of august

Submitted by Anonymous on August 13, 2014 12:44 am
Yea It Was At The End Of My School Year Im Just Graduating To Bodine
Submitted by Anonymous on August 19, 2012 10:57 pm

who knows when the placement test is?

Submitted by Anonymous on October 18, 2012 7:03 pm

do you have to write an essay

Submitted by Anonymous on October 23, 2012 5:34 pm
this sounds like a really good school but its my third choice because i relly dont know much about this school
Submitted by Anonymous on October 30, 2012 6:58 pm
What kind Of essay do I need to write about?
Submitted by Anonymous on October 30, 2012 9:51 pm
Submitted by Anonymous on November 3, 2012 10:28 am
what essay to write
Submitted by Anonymous on March 7, 2013 1:01 pm
I am an a&b student who attend Edward Bok an i would really like to transfer to Bodine high school.,can i ?
Submitted by Anonymous on August 18, 2014 1:51 pm

Yes .

Submitted by Anonymous on May 6, 2013 5:22 pm
I need to know more about their sports : who runs it , the requirements to participate,when are the meetings , what is required of the members, reputation , and how to join. If you know any information , please email me
Submitted by Anonymous on September 8, 2013 5:06 pm
My Daughter. Will be starting 9 grade thert do someone no what time school start 4 freshman
Submitted by Anonymous on September 8, 2013 5:58 pm
Students have to be in class by 7:45 AM. She should arrive no later than 7:30 AM. (Yes, it is an early start.)
Submitted by Anonymous on October 4, 2013 7:10 pm
i want to register my daughter to go into bodine so i have to register her online because thats what the office told me. so does anyone know a website or how i can register her online because i can not find any registration forms. by the way shes going to start school in the year 2014-2015
Submitted by Anonymous on October 15, 2013 6:15 pm
Average school. Nothing really special.
Submitted by Anonymous on November 28, 2013 8:01 am
I wanted to go to Bodine but unfortunately they really do not have any that is Culinary based. It would had been cool to cook different cultural dishes since it is INTERNATIONAL. ( yes you need to write an 5 essay; intro, who you are, what do u want to succeed there, what can you contribute, conclusion)
Submitted by Anonymous on February 17, 2014 9:34 pm
Don't go to Bodine you guys. I'm a sophomore there and at least 15 students already transferred out or at least do homeschooling now. A boy hit me and nothing was done. I was accused of lying by a teacher because he said I could walk up and down the stairs, I had a major 6 hour procedure on my knee and have 2 metal plates and 6 screws. Why would I lie? None of the teachers will help you, only if you ask. You will be very lucky if they do help you.
Submitted by Anonymous on June 2, 2014 11:47 pm
Can they still accept u when u have like all a's and b's and c+ for 1 minor class?
Submitted by Anonymous on November 12, 2014 2:48 am

As of right now I have applied for bodine one of my team mates go there and they talk about it liKe it's the best thing in the world and so do I. If anyone wanted to check out the school there is an open house this Thursday from 8am to 9am at the school

Submitted by Anonymous on November 29, 2014 2:10 pm

Does anyone know what the essay has to be on?


Submitted by Anonymous on November 29, 2014 2:14 pm

Does anyone know what the essay has to be on?


Submitted by Anonymous on December 29, 2014 7:34 am

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Submitted by Anonymous on May 1, 2015 11:48 pm

am starting bodine in september is their any summer homework or assignment and any orientation

Submitted by Anonymous on May 21, 2015 4:40 pm

I want to go here. I am thinking about transferring from Roman Catholic High School. I am an A&B students, Would it be difficult to get into this school? Also, would I be out on a Waiting List?

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