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
Marlee & Chimezie at Laney's Math LabTwo 8th graders beginning class at Laney College
In 2010, Laney College saw its first 8th-grade Ile Omode student in its Algebra 2 course; Bakare Awakoaiye; to date, 13 students have successfully completed...
February 4, 2021

What's your vegetable of choice?‘What’s Your Favorite Vegetable?’ By Mama Imani
Happy Black History Month! And yes, Black History is every month, every day out of the year. Yet, it’s still amazing that we celebrate our...
February 4, 2021

Ile Omode Faculty & Staff“Faith” by Mama Imani- Staff Give Their Meaning
Habari Ghani? Imani! As we walk into 2021 screaming, “Happy New Year!”, we all know the underlying tone of our joy. We are grateful to...
January 11, 2021

Members of the 100 Black Men were out in support.100-BMBA contributes $10,000 to Ile Omode’s general scholarship fund
The 100 Black Men Bay Area chapter and Ile Omode have established a partnership that will extend 100-BMBA’s educational initiatives to Ile Omode’s campus and...
January 11, 2021

Mama Darlene Graham presents a check to Ile Omode.UPS Support Ile Omode 2 years in a row
United Parcel Services (UPS) has made financial contributions 2-years in a row. Last year, The UPS Foundation awarded a $5,000 donation to Ile Omode’s STEM...
December 14, 2020

Ile Omode receives grantThe Chamber of Commerce Support’s Ile Omode’s Scholarship Fund
On behalf of the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Shonda Scott, the Chair, has granted Ile Omode with a $5,000 scholarship....
December 14, 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

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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.