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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  • 2019 GraduationElementary and middle school students advance
  • Commencement SpeakerZenzile (c'11) is top undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara
  • Ancestor's Day CelebrationPreschool’s Ancestor's Day Honors the Divine 9
  • Scholarships for AlumsSpecial service honors graduating seniors
  • College TourMiddle schoolers tour DC and Baltimore
  • Baccalaureate PerformancePerformance at Holy Names University
  • Alum Wins NCAA TitleTierra (c'14) helps Texas A&M win 4x400 title
  • Voices Ring at Oratorical FestivalStudent talents were on display
  • Ideas Spark at Science FairStudents' passion for science shines at the fair
2019 Graduation1 Commencement Speaker2 Ancestor's Day Celebration3 Scholarships for Alums4 College Tour5 Baccalaureate Performance6 Alum Wins NCAA Title7 Voices Ring at Oratorical Festival8 Ideas Spark at Science Fair9
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Zenzile (c'11) UC Santa Barbara Commencement Speaker

Zenzile Riddick (c'11) was the honor graduate at UC Santa Barbara's Social Science II commencement, and received the university's highest undergraduate honor. She reminded her fellow graduates that knowledge is a "beautiful privilege", and applying their knowledge is power. Read the full article.
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The proud graduateZenzile Headed Towards a Harvard Ph.D.
Boston and snow or sunny California? A difficulty choice for some, but not one for 2015 Ile Omode alum, Zenzile Riddick, who recently decided to...
June 20, 2019

Tierra (left) with teammates after winning the 4x400 relayTierra Wins NCAA National Title
Tierra Robinson-Jones (c'14) helped Texas A&M win the NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field championship in the 4x400 meter relay on June 8 at the...
June 15, 2019

Members of the 8th grade graduating classClass of 2019 Graduates
The Ile Omode Class of 6259 (2009) is a surprisingly diverse group. It includes four students who met in preschool when they were just 3...
June 10, 2019

The Ile Omode Class of 2015 and high school graduatesHigh School Seniors Receive Scholarship
Wo'se and Ile Omode hosted a special Sunday service on May 19, which was also Malcolm X's birthday, to honor Ile Omode's graduating high school...
May 30, 2019

Jace and his volcano projectScience Fair Sparks Ideas from Students
Ile Omode held its 4th annual science fair on Saturday, May 11, and the event sparked creative science ideas from elementary and middle school students....
May 15, 2019

Visiting Howard University during the week long college tourMiddle School College Tour to DC
On Sunday, April 21, middle school families gathered at SFO to send their children off on the 7th Middle School College tour since 2009. Twenty-five...
May 5, 2019

img_8898Ile Omode Whole Child Initiative
Peace and blessings family! In order to align the values and discipline practices of the school with that of the families we serve, our instructors...
May 1, 2019

Students representing Sigma Gamma Rho sorority at Ancestors DayPreschool’s Ancestor Day Honors the Divine 9
Each year the Mama Jasiri Preschool organizes a tribute to our ancestors during their annual "Ancestor's Day" event. This spring, well over 100 guests, came...
April 20, 2019

The festival showcased talented studentsOratorical Festival was Huge
On Sunday, March 10, families and community supporters packed the theater at Bishop O'Dowd High School to experience the range of talent from Ile Omode...
April 2, 2019

TestWe’ve Got New Spelling Books!!
Ile Omode has received a great deal of support early on in the school year, from both parents and outside donors alike! Our village has...
March 22, 2019

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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.