Akiva School is a leading K-6 Jewish Day School. Akiva’s mission is to pursue excellence, foster critical inquiry and inspire informed Jewish living. Our graduates are consistently accepted into the most selective private middle and high-schools, as well as selective magnet and charter options. Graduates are recognized as leaders in both character and academic achievement.
In 2019, Akiva became the first Jewish Day School in the world and the first elementary school in Tennessee to be STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the Arts, and mathematics) certified by AdvancED. The STEAM experience is engaged across a dual language curriculum in both Hebrew and Jewish Studies that is immersive and reflective.
At Akiva, we firmly believe in educating the whole child. With an intellectual, physical, and spiritual focus, every child is nurtured and supported as an individual and as part of a rich and vibrant community.
Akiva School Distinctions
The size of the average class at Akiva is no more than 11 students per teacher
The year Akiva School was founded by Rabbi Zalman Posner, and we moved to the GJCC campus in 1999
Akiva graduates consistently graduate in the top 10% of their high school classes
- 9 Different Countries 65% 65%
- 5 Counties 35% 35%
- 15 Different Zip Codes 100% 100%
We encourage every family to come and take a tour. Spend time in our hallways and engage in conversation with our children and teachers. Listen for the laughter, watch as wonder and curiosity take hold. Schedule a tour and see the magic for yourself.
The Akiva difference means that students don’t just learn about their Jewish identity–they get to live out these values every day. Students at Akiva learn about Jewish history, culture, and current events in an environment that promotes a love of learning, an appreciation of our shared experience, and pride in one’s growing and changing identity. Nashville’s diverse Jewish community is reflected in our population with a strong mix of denominational affiliations as well as families who are unaffiliated.
At Akiva, curriculum meets culture; we provide an unparalleled learning experience to foster continued curiosity and wonder. Come and see for yourself.
We believe in educating the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. Our curriculum emphasizes curiosity through experiential values-based learning.
We believe in educating the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. Our curriculum emphasizes curiosity through experiential value-based learning.
-Vince Durnan, Director
University School of Nashville
-Brad Gioia, Headmaster
Montgomery Bell Academy