Our educational program fosters children’s physical, intellectual, spiritual and social growth and guides them to think critically and to live compassionately. Throughout the day, students learn the value of collaboration, creativity, curiosity, and communication and experience learning that is rich with meaning and adventure. Teachers, in collaboration with our student-support specialist and our school counselor, work to accommodate multiple learning styles and the range of developmentally appropriate progress. Jewish values and traditions are a part of the rich learning and living that takes place every day at Akiva and our children graduate with a deep sense of self, an intermediate to advanced Hebrew proficiency level and as arguably the strongest quantitative thinkers in Nashville due to the rigorous General and Judaic Studies curriculum.
The Akiva Advantage
As the only Jewish Day School within a 150 mile radius, we take it as our duty to ensure that our students are not only prepared academically and socially for the world, but also equipped and eager to make our world a better place. Taking the time to help our students have curiosity and wonder for the world around them, a deep sense of self, and an obligation to our community is the Akiva Advantage.
Hebrew & Judaics
At Akiva, the goal of our Hebrew and Judaics program is to develop children that are literate in the Hebrew language and equipped with the knowledge and skills to inspire informed Jewish living. Students in the classroom are surrounded in a stimulus rich environment. Knowledge is acquired through a variety of activities using the five senses, including stories, songs, visual aids, and games. Our students develop their Hebrew and heritage literacy in a gradual, spiraled process each year that builds new ideas and concepts onto an expanding foundation of knowledge.
Lower School (K-4)
Akiva students are known for their academic distinction, being leaders in their community, and critical thinkers and change-makers. Our students understand what it means to be a part of their Jewish community and take active roles in the global community whether they are helping to raise money for roofs in Puerto Rico, leading Shabbat services for our seniors or asking questions about policy at our Nation’s Capital.