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  • The Akoma (the heart) is the symbol of Black Love Day.  The Akoma is an ancient Afrian Symbol, Not a VALENTINE.  Black Love Day includes 5 basic acts of love to be shown for the Creator, self, family, community and race.  BKG Pamoja @ Cole will focus on the "Family" in support of Black Love Day.  Each staff member and students will bring a picture of a family member.  The pitures will be displayed in the hallway on the first floor of the schoo.  Secondly, Each student will write one positive statement about themselves, one positive statement about a classmate and one positive statement about their Mwalilmu (teacher).  Those statements will be displyaed in the hallway outside of each classroom beginning February 12-February 15, 2016.

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    New Food Service Vendor-Southwest Food Service Excellence


    Some NEW things you can expect this year:

    • Freshly prepared food - no more component meals

    • Salad bars

    • New signage and food presentation

    • Enhanced focus on food education and nutrition

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  • Watch a brief message about the SLPS Free Early Education program


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  • Click on the link below to watch the 2013 Pamoja Graduation


    Pamoja Graduation

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Gilkey Pamoja Preparatory Academy @ Cole


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Preparatory Academy @ Cole
Sean Nichols, Principal
3935 Enright Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108


Pre-K-Grade 8

8:25 am - 3:22 pm


Vision Statement

Pamoja Preparatory Academy will be a global model of African-centered teaching and learning, a center and community of academic excellence and uncompromised expression.


Mission Statement

Pamoja Preparatory Academy will equip all students with a strong sense of personal development, personal identity, purpose, direction, and cultural identity. Academic and leadership skills will be enhanced to prepare students for the restoration of the local community and participation in the global community of this century and beyond.