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

Help build the scholarship pool and campus renovation fund! Donate to support our efforts to expand and enhance our ability to serve and create powerful scholars! Donate now, and if you would like, join us on Saturday, May 20 beginning at 10 am at the San Leandro Marina (click for more details). We would love to see you with your bike, skates or just walking shoes, but please donate today, and help us reach our goal.

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'.
Ready to Teach? Inspire? Uplift? Find your passion at Ile Omode. Click to read about opportunities at the school, and get ready to answer your calling.
News Feed
Senay ​​Alkebu-lan,Alum Spotlight – Senay Alkebu-lan
Senay ​​Alkebu-lan, c’11, is the owner of the brand Madow Futur. Madow Futur is a Black-owned & Oakland-based streetwear brand, existing to empower the vanguard...
January 25, 2023

Marcus Garvey class striking the Maat poseMarcus Garvey Class Strikes the Maat Pose
The Ile Omode staff worked diligently this past summer to create the spiritual curriculum units. This entailed four weeks of zoom meetings discussing what we...
January 25, 2023

Ile Omode Family at Wakanda Forever PremiereIle Omode Family Gifted Premiere Tickets to Wakanda Forever
This year for the premiere showing of Wakanda Forever, Ile Omode was gifted tickets sponsored by 100 Black Men and Target. Seventy-five of our Ile...
December 11, 2022

Ziora & Mama Nkeiruka Oruche5th grade student shares African cultural experience through coloring and food
On October 19, 2022, Ile Omode 5th Grader Ziora Mmachi Bender-deMoll and her mother Nkeiruka Oruche donated and autographed copies of their 'Notable & Notorious...
December 11, 2022

Robert ll Morgan pictured with his sister, mom, and fatherIle Omode Alum Senior Night
Rising Moreau Catholic Senior and Ile Omode alum (c'19), Robert ll Morgan, celebrated his senior night on Friday, October 28th in an exciting football game...
November 4, 2022

New Math BooksIle Omode Gets New Math Books
Mama Aisha, Malcolm X first-grade teacher, was tasked with the assignment of looking for math books for all elementary grades. She corresponded with sales reps...
November 2, 2022

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

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August 18, 2022

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