AdmissionsTuition, Financial Assistance, & Calendar
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. Akiva requires at least one Jewish parent or grandparent to be considered for admission.
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.
2023-2024 School Year
Please submit your Akiva application for the 2024-2025 school year by Friday, December 15, 2023. Applications received after this deadline will be considered on a rolling basis.
November 15, 2023
Financial Assistance Application opens for all families.
December 15, 2023
Online application deadline; supporting materials should be submitted no later than January 26, 2024.
January – February 2024
Akiva’s Visit Days, by appointment only.
January 14, 2024
Current family Financial Assistance application deadline
February 4, 2024
New family Financial Assistance application deadline
February 5-9, 2024
Enrollment contract for returning families deadline
March 1, 2024
Admissions decision letters emailed to families
March 6, 2024 by 12:00pm
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!