Mama Kelly Kouyate

Mama Kelly Kouyate

Office Manager/Admissions Coordinator
(510) 632-8230 |

Documents to Download

Family Questionnaire

Records Release Request

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Enrolling at Ile Omode

Asante for your consideration of Ile Omode. We endeavor to serve the families and children in our community, towards helping our children reach their fullest potential. After reviewing the information contained on this page, feel free to contact the school for further information, and to request a packet for prospective parents (510.632.8230 or email). Midyear enrollment is available for selective grades in middle school, elementary and preschool. Parents interested in enrolling for the fall should attend the monthly Open House.

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Enrollment Process

The enrollment process is briefly outlined below:

  1. Schedule a school tour or Open House visit (we do not accomodate drop-in visits). Unless there are mid-year openings, tours for new families are conducted between February and April. Contact the school at (510) 632-8230 for more information.
  2. Complete a questionnaire immediately after the visit.
  3. Complete an application for enrollment and pay the application fee. The application includes a request for school records, and a writing sample for middle school candidates is required.
  4. Schedule a "shadow day" visit. Students will spend a minimum of half a day at the school, and during this time elementary and middle school candidates will receive an informal assessment. Preschool applicants will need to meet with the preschool staff, and a classroom observation is generally encouraged.
  5. Interview with the school's director. This interview will include a general discussion about the school and a review of the assessment.
  6. The school's board is convened, at which time a decision is made and applicants are informed of the Board's decision. Some students may be required to attend a portion of Ile Omode's summer program to prepare them for entry in the fall.
  7. After acceptance, families will need to sign a contract and pay the deposit.

Open House Schedule

Open Houses are scheduled on the last Friday of each month during the spring, and interested families are invited call to schedule an appointment for one of three times.

  • Breakfast Tour: 8:00 am; begin with our near-world famous breakfast
  • Lunch Tour: 12 or 12:30 pm; enjoy a Friday "fun" lunch
  • Afternoon Tour: 4:30 pm - this tour can be schedule later depending on your schedule; designed to accomdate parents who are unable to attend the breakfast or lunch tour

The tours are primarily designed for families seeking enrollment for the fall. Arrangements can be made for families looking for mid-year enrollment. The preschool provides open enrollment throughout the year. Elementary mid-year enrollment is available as space permits.

If you would like to attend an open house, or inquire about mid-year enrollment call the school at (510) 632-8230; you can also send email. Please note, to attend an open house you must contact us at least one day before the Open House event.