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 in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia featuring a humanities and foreign-language centered college preparatory program and offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Most recently, Bodine High School for International Affairs was selected as a 2009 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Deptartment of Education, one of only two public high schools in the state of Pennsylvania to receive this honor. In 2010, for the third consecutive year, a Bodine 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, which consistently exceed the 95% mark. By providing a full-time, on-site liaison, the Council works closely with Bodine students and faculty 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 former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair. In addition, Bodine students actively participate in the Council’s global education programs and are frequent guests at our signature speaker events.
For more information about Bodine High School for International Affairs, please contact the Council's Director of International Programs, Kristin Hutchinson, or visit: http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/schools/b/bodine/.