Thanks to generous donors, the school has broken ground on our campus renovation. Find out more about our project.
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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  • High School GraduatesClass of 2018 graduates moving to college
  • Black History ProgramDrummers and dancers at Bishop O'Dowd's program
  • 100% Private School Acceptance8th graders gain multiple high school acceptances
  • College GraduatesAlums graduating from college
  • Inaugural Bike/walkathon First event ever raised $40K
  • Completing College Course8th graders complete class at Laney College
High School Graduates1 Black History Program2 100% Private School Acceptance3 College Graduates4 Inaugural Bike/walkathon 5 Completing College Course6
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First Chance U - How Ile Omode started a college program for 8th graders

NetFlix has its "Last Chance U", collegiate football players' last chance at a D1 scholarship; Ile Omode has "First Chance U", our 8th graders first collegiate experience. Through Ile Omode's accelerated math program, 8th graders complete their college courses at Laney College. Nearly 20 Ile Omode students have completed Laney’s Algebra 2 course, all earning an 'A'.
 
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Screenshot 2022-09-07 at 11.21.18 AMAlum Pursues Ph.D. Program at Columbia
Ayeda Wyatt, c'14, attended Bishop O'Dowd and Howard University on scholarship. Wyatt graduated last year with a degree in chemical engineering. Upon her completion, Wyatt...
September 22, 2022

Malia Jenkins holding her first published articleIle Omode Alum writing for Howard University Newspaper
Malia Jenkins (c'17) now entering her Sophomore year at Howard University, is writing for Howard's newspaper. ...
August 24, 2022

2022-2023 Covid Protocols2022-2023 Covid-19 Protocols
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August 18, 2022

Student “LIMITED” Scholarship OpportunityIle Omode Scholarship Available
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August 18, 2022

Moreau graduatesHigh School Graduating Seniors
Ile Omode Alum, Class of 2022, is making their next grand step into college. The alums include Myles Santos, Selma Apara, Joshua Lynch, Kameron Kendall,...
June 15, 2022

Nkosi Moore graduates from UCLACollege Graduates
This year, several Ile Omode alums graduated from college, with one finishing a graduate degree....
June 4, 2022

8th graders celebrating the completion of their college courses8th-grade students earn ‘A’ in Laney College Course
Laney College welcomed its 2022 cohort of Ile Omode students; Cierra Jones, Lanai Mitchell, Morgan Smith, KaiNu Moore, Kaiden Gibbs, & Naasir Griffith. The graduating...
May 27, 2022

Inaugural bikeathon was fun for everyone.Inaugural Bikeathon A Huge Success
On May 14th, Ile Omode hosted its first-ever "Major" Taylor Bike/walkathon at the San Leandro Marina. The initial fundraising goal for this event was $20,000....
May 20, 2022

8th grader Ababacar leading the drummersBlack History Program at Bishop O’Dowd High School
While every day is a celebration of Black history and culture, during the month of March, the Ile Omode drummers were invited to perform at...
March 20, 2022

Lance showing his high school acceptancesAll 8th Graders Accepted to Private High Schools
At the end of March, the 8th grade class of 2022 gathered at Ile Omode for the “Acceptance Day” party to commemorate their acceptance into...
March 20, 2022

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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.