Bodine High School for International Affairs
Founded in 1981 as a partnership between the School District of Philadelphia and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Bodine High School for International Affairs is a small magnet school featuring a humanities and foreign-language centered college preparatory program and offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Most recently, Bodine was selected as a 2009 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, one of only two public high schools in the state of Pennsylvania to receive this honor. In June 2010, for the third consecutive year, a Bodine High School teacher received the coveted Dr. Ruth Wright Hayre Teacher of the Year Award, selected from among 10,000 educators in the School District of Philadelphia.
Underscoring its mark of excellence is Bodine’s graduation and college matriculation rates consistently exceed the 95% mark. By providing a full-time on-site liaison, the Council works closely with Bodine to augment the school’s international curriculum. This alliance offers the students the extraordinary opportunity to speak with global leaders such as Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and local leaders such as First Lady Lisa Nutter. In addition, Bodine students actively participate in the Council’s simulation programs and are frequent guests at our public speaker programs.
For more information about Bodine High School for International Affairs, visit www.bodine.phila.k12.pa.us.