MAAT - Right Order:
The ancient Egyptian (Kemet) idea of Maat encompasses many concepts - central among them was the idea of order, balance and harmony.

Central Pillars
Ile Omode was founded on several ethical pillars, as defined by Maat, the 10 Virtues, the Declaration of Innocence, and the Nguzo Saba. Taken together these ethical precepts provide a framing for the ideal behavior for the individual, family, and community. They define both the boundaries for our actions as well as their intent. The Nguzo Saba (or seven principles) represent a communual standard. The Ten Virtues create an expectation for the individual, and the Declarations are a validation of the individual's moral character. These three ideas are encompassed by Maat, an overarching moral foundation which rooted every aspect of life in ancient Egypt (Kemet). It is a principle which binded universal truth and righteousness as guiding principles at the root of creation, and is a recognition of each individual's desire to be found "worthy before one's family, community, nation, and divine." ("Maat" by Maulana Karenga)

Guiding Principles (Ethos)

Every institution expresses a consciousness which is manifested in its ethos, or guiding beliefs and ideas. Driven by our mission, which calls us to give birth to the genius in every child, we have developed an educational philosophy that demands the very best from our students as reflected in our values.

[Our Mission] [Our Values] [Educational Philosophy]

Educational Philosophy

We believe that all children have a right to a quality education. Within every child resides genius, and it is our responsibility to guide and instruct our children on their path to their greatness.

The Wo'se Community Church school program, as embodied in Ile Omode, is grounded in academic and cultural principles which provide a foundation for the development of self-determined scholarship and leadership. Our goal is to create a learning environment which encourages creative problem solving, teamwork, and confidence. Through learning experiences that are both challenging and fun, we are preparing our children to compete in a technologically advanced society.

We emphasize African values and community as a framework for the utilization of this technology. Our vision is that our students become highly motivated and creative leaders who are both capable and committed to the betterment of our nation. We stress the development of our students' bodies, minds, souls, and consciousness. We develop our bodies by eating a proper diet and exercising daily. We develop our minds by acquiring knowledge and skills that are useful to our advancement. We develop our souls by developing our relationship with the Creator and with our people based on Maat (truth, justice, right-order, and reciprocity). We develop our consciousness by attaining self-awareness, identity, self-control, and discipline.

Our children, today's children, represent our tomorrow. What they are gives us an indication of our future as a people. Ile Omode joins parents in the task of nurturing the development of superior children.

Knowledge is like a garden;
If it is not cultivated,
It cannot be harvested