Bodine At a Glance

Mission & Approach to Learning:

The mission of Bodine High School is to provide our students with a comprehensive college preparatory education that enables young people 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 World Affairs Club 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 world views.

Points of Pride:

Governor’s Award for highest student voter registration in 2019. 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), 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.

Courses & Program Highlights:

Premier International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in the City that features multiple tested academic courses that offer college credit.

Advanced Placement Courses:

• Calculus AB
• English Literature and Composition
• Environmental Science
• Physics
• United States History

Extracurricular Activities:

• Ambassador (Yearbook)
• Art & Ceramics Club
• Asian American Pacific Islander Students Association
• Debate Team
• Gaming Club
• Garden Club
• GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)
• International Day
• Media Club
• National Honor Society
• Outward Bound
• Robotics Team
• Student Government Association
• University of Pennsylvania Partnership – Bridges to Wealth and SAT Prep
• World Affairs Club
• Youth Volunteer Corps Affiliate

Varsity Sports Teams:

• Baseball
• Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball
• Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer
• Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis
• Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball
• Cheerleading
• Co-ed Cross Country
• Co-ed Track & Field
• Football (Mastbaum High School)
• Girls’ Badminton
• Softball


• Code2College
• International Student Exchange through Citizens Diplomacy Initiative (Poland, Colombia, Japan, South Korea)
• Knowledge@Wharton
• Philadelphia Futures Sponsor-A-Scholar
• Philadelphia Mural Arts/ Restored Spaces Project
• School Year Abroad
• Seaport Museum SAILOR Program
• Villanova VESTED and VIEW
• We Will All Rise
• WHYY Flash Lab Media Program
• Women of Tomorrow
• World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
• Youth Volunteer Corps