A trailer for the Huey P. Newton Oratorical Festival in 2018. See every performance.
Event Calendar
A brief list of upcoming events, and try out the new "Announcements Listings" (still in beta, but worth a look).

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  • Drive By CommencementCar horns and balloons for our promotion ceremony
  • College GraduationsIle Omode alums earning their bachelor degrees
  • Graduation CeremonyCOVID-19 doesn’t stop 2020 graduation
  • Distance LearningIle Omode's remote instruction was a success
  • First Graduate DegreeIsis Fuller receives masters in public health from Emory
  • City of Oakland HonorSchool recognized for work with Oakland youth
Drive By Commencement1 College Graduations2 Graduation Ceremony3 Distance Learning4 First Graduate Degree5 City of Oakland Honor6
Update on the school's re-opening plan, and our distance learning program. The first day of instruction is Tuesday, September 8; click to read about how we plan to begin school in the fall.
News Feed
Lanai and Michelle receiving their new backpacks.Klay Thompson Foundation Provides Laptop and More
The Thompson Family Foundation supported our students this year by providing laptops, and more new material. The Foundation's Director of Programs and Partnerships, Seth Tarver,...
September 7, 2020

Dr. Matais Pouncil and Chazz Lovelace, 100 BMBA board member100 Black Men Support School’s Opening
The 100 Black Men Bay Area chapter joined Ile Omode on both days of Student Orientation, on Thursday, September 4 and Friday, September 5 to...
September 7, 2020

Ammar plans to attend dental schoolAlums Earn their Bachelor Degrees
Five Ile Omode alums earned their bachelor's degree this year, including Ammar Lee-Fowler (c'10), class of 2011 alums, Sennua Hunter and Aminah Muhammad, and Maia...
July 15, 2020

Isis graduates from Emory's Rollins School of Public HealthIsis Fuller First Alum to Earn Graduate Degree
Isis Fuller, part of Ile Omode's first middle school class, is the first middle school student to earn a graduate degree. She completed a master's...
July 1, 2020

5th grade graduate, Michelle, receiving an awardCOVID Doesn’t Stop 2020 Graduation
On June 12, Ile Omode held its first outdoor graduation in seven years, to commemorate the school's 10th eighth grade graduating class, and 34th commencement....
June 20, 2020

Families honored the promotion of their childrenDrive By Commencement
The school wouldn't let the COVID-19 prevent the annual promotion ceremony; recognizing our students' advancement to the next grade, as well as honoring their academic...
June 18, 2020

Ile Omode receives an award from the City of OaklandSchool Receives City of Oakland Award
Ile Omode was honored by the Oakland's City of Council for its work in education, and uplifting the city's youth....
March 30, 2020

The preschool paid tribute to Motown RecordsMotown Records and Ancestor’s Day
In March, the Mama Jasiri Preschool celebrated its annual Ancestor's Day Celebration with a tribute to Motown....
March 10, 2020

Jesse Byrd was the featured author in March.Black Author’s Series at Ile Omode
Due to the efforts of Mama Charemon Cooks, Ile Omode received a $1,000, and the IMABO (parent's group) officer, already knew exactly how the group...
March 5, 2020

Kassidy (8th) leading a dance with graduate students.Students Perform at UC Berkeley
At the invitation of one of Ile Omode's newest parents, Annie Campbell Washington, Ile Omode's middle school performance troupe performed for UC Berkeley's Black History...
February 25, 2020

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The Black Panther Movie - The movie shows the promise and failure of our efforts. Read the director's review of the movie, and see his message he delivered at Wo'se one Sunday morning.
Ile Omode is an African-centered school founded by Wo'se Community of the Sacred African Way in Oakland. We are dedicated to the call to be "keepers of the legacy". We are an independent, private school in Oakland, California, providing instruction to children from preschool through 8th grade.