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Akiva School is a high performing, K-6 academic institution and a leader among Jewish Day Schools. 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. Learning at Akiva is spirited, rigorous and experiential. The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the Arts, and mathematics) experience is integrated across the curriculum and students engage in 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. Our graduates are known as menches, involved citizens and global thinkers who bring reflection, positive change, and action to the communities around them.

Akiva School Distinctions

Individualized Attention

The size of the average class at Akiva is no more than 10 students per teacher

Deep History

The Year Akiva School was founded by Rabbi Zalman Posner, and we moved to the GJCC campus in 1999

Academic Achievement

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%

Fiscal Responsiblity

Number of years in a row with a balanced budget

Esteemed Faculty

Percentage of Akiva faculty members who hold advanced degrees
Come Visit Us
We encourage every family to tour the school. Spend time in our hallways and engage in conversation with our children and teachers. Listen for the laughter, watch as wonder and curiosity takes hold. Schedule a tour and see the magic for yourself.

One Community.
One School.

The Akiva difference means that we move beyond the classroom giving students the opportunity to not only learn about their Jewish identity but to live them. Students learn about Jewish history, culture, current events in an environment that promotes a love of learning, an appreciation of our shared experience, and a pride in one’s growing and changing identity. Nashville’s Jewish community is reflected in our population and we have families from all walks of life.


At Akiva, curriculum meets culture; we provide an unparalleled learning experience to foster 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 value-based learning.

Campus Life

From swimming and cross country to musicals and social action, at Akiva we provide a wide variety of options for our students to explore and experience.
What Our Peers are Saying
“My experience with Akiva students is tht they have a really good sense of who they are. They come in as active participants and they are ready for what we ask them to do.”

-Vince Durnan, Director
University School of Nashville

“For 25 years, I have known many Akiva students who matriculated to MBA, and they have excelled in our community. These young men have found a strong place and sense of community at MBA and have brought our schools fabulous lessons and perspectives.”

-Brad Gioia, Headmaster
Montgomery Bell Academy

Contact Us

P: 615-356-1880
F: 615-356-1850

809 Percy Warner Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37205

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