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Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the day?

At Akiva, we begin our day with morning assembly at 7:55am. Our students eat lunch between 11:30-12:30pm and with a morning snack around 10am. Our day ends at 3:30pm and our after school programs run until 5:30pm. However, when we are NOT in daylight saving (November – March) our Fridays end at 2:30pm in order to ensure families can observe Shabbat.

Is there transportation available?

Yes. Akiva School partners with MBA, St. Cecilia/Overbrook, and Harpeth Hall to provide a comprehensive morning transportation program with over 14 pick-up locations around the city.

For more information, please email Greg Farrell at Montgomery Bell Academy.

Is there an option for after school activities?

Yes. There are numerous after school opportunities on the Gordon JCC’s campus including but not limited to STEM learning, competitive Cross Country and Track teams, a dance team, and art clubs. The after school offering change on a quarterly bases, however, the Gordon Jewish Community Center offers Planet Kid on a daily basis.

For more information, please visit the Family Resources page.

Where do Akiva graduates attend after 6th grade?
Almost all of our graduates are accepted into their top choice in schools including but not limited to the most competitive private middle schools, academically selective charter schools, and their local public schools.
What is the average class size?
The average class size is 11 students per class.
Is there a dress code?
Yes. Akiva has a uniform of white and navy collared tops and blue or khaki bottoms. Girls are not required to wear skirts or dresses. Boys are only required to wear kippahs during Teffliah, Judaic Studies, and lunch.
Is the school accredited?
Yes. Akiva School is accredited by AdvancED, one of the largest non-profit accreditation organizations in the world. We are also the only elementary school in Nashville that holds a STEAM certification (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) through AdvancED.

Contact Us


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

info@akivanashville.net

809 Percy Warner Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37205

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