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One Community. One School.
As a community day school, we bring together a unique cross-section of families from Nashville’s Jewish community. Reform, Chabad, Orthodox, Conservative and unaffiliated individuals are included among our students, our faculty and staff, and our Board of Directors.
Akiva does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, athletic and other administered programs.
The full cost of educating a child at Akiva is approximately $20,000 per year. Therefore, every child attending Akiva receives a substantial subsidy, thanks to the generosity of our donors, and the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
Total cost of 2020-2021 school year: $14,440
All enrolled Akiva families must also be members of the Gordon Jewish Community Center. For more information about their membership costs please contact the GJCC directly.
2021-2022 School Year
Please submit your Akiva application for the 2021-2022 school year no later than Friday, December 11, 2020.
December 11, 2020
Online application deadline; supporting materials should be submitted no later than January 10, 2020.
January – February 2021
Akiva’s Visit Days, by appointment only
January 17, 2021
Current family Financial Assistance application deadline
February 10, 2021
New family Financial Assistance application deadline
February 26, 2021
Admissions decision letters emailed to families
March 3, 2021
Admissions reply and binding enrollment contract deadline
Important Admissions Documents
At Akiva, we believe that, in order to understand and get to know the whole child, we need input from those who know him/her best – his/her family. Please complete this form and send it to our Admissions Office.
Teacher Recommendation Form (Kindergarten Applicants Only)
Teachers have special insights as to how children learn and their developmental process. Please provide your child’s teacher with this form and have him/her send it back directly to our Admissions Office.
Teacher Recommendation Form (1st - 6th Grade Applicants Only)
Teacher have special insights as to how children learn and their developmental process. Please provide your child’s teacher with this form and have him/her send it back directly to our Admissions Office.
Release of Records
As part of our application process, we require transcripts, test scores (if applicable), evaluation results (if applicable), and other pertinent information from you child’s current and past school(s). Please sign this form and submit it to your child’s current school.
Application for Admission
The first step in joining the Akiva family is to complete the online admissions application. We look forward to getting to know you and your student!