At a Glance

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Phone: 215-400-7630
Fax: 215-400-7631

Student Enrollment: 500

1101 North 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

SEPTA Routes:
Girard Street Trolley, Market-Frankford El, 57 Bus

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.

What We Offer

Points of Pride

  • Recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools 2020, 2021, and 2022
  • Annual Spring Trip Abroad (China 2017, Italy 2018, Costa Rica 2019, Belize 2022).
  • Legislative, Executive and Diplomatic tour of Washington, DC.
  • Icheon, South Korea Sister Cities Student Exchange
  • Three National Board Certified Teachers on Staff
  • 98% Graduation Rate and 99% college acceptance rate
  • 17 PIAA Interscholastic sports teams
  • 18 Extra-curricular academic teams and cultural clubs
  • 100-hour minimum service requirement for all student

Courses & Program Highlights

  • International Baccalaureate: IB Literature 1, IB Literature 2, IB History I, IB History 2, IB Math AA 1, IB Math AA 2, IB Biology 1, IB Biology 2, IB French 1, IB French 2, IB Portuguese 1, IB Portuguese 2, IB Spanish 1, IB Spanish 2, IB Business Management 1, IB Business Management 2, IB Visual Arts.
  • Advanced Placement Courses: Calculus A-B, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Physics, and US History
  • Dual Enrollment: Dual enrollment course with Harrisburg University beginning in the 2020-2021 school year— BTEC 105, The Art of Genes and Fusion.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Ambassador (Yearbook)
  • Anime Club
  • Asian Students Association
  • Black Student Union
  • Chess Club
  • Debate Team
  • Gardening Club
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance
  • Hispanic-Latino Culture Club
  • Inner Strength (Mindfulness Program)
  • Media Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Muslim Students Association
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics Team
  • Student Government Association
  • World Affairs Club
  • Youth Volunteer Corps Affiliate

Sports Teams

  • Badminton—Boys and Girls
  • Baseball
  • Basketball—Boys and Girls
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country—Co-ed
  • Football (Kensington High School)
  • Golf (Constitution High School)
  • Soccer—Boys and Girls
  • Softball
  • Tennis—Boys and Girls
  • Track & Field—Co-ed
  • Volleyball—Boys and Girl


  • Code2College
  • Inner Strength (Mindfulness Program)
  • Knowledge@Wharton
  • Philadelphia Futures Sponsor-A-Scholar
  • Summer Search
  • The Heights
  • Villanova VESTED and VIEW
  • We Will All Rise
  • WHYY Flash Lab Media Program
  • Women of Tomorrow
  • World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
  • Youth Volunteer Corps

Admission Criteria

  • Grades: As and Bs with one C
  • Attendance: 90%
  • Standardized Test: 50th Percentile in ELA and
    50th Percentile in Math