Akiva is a K-6 Jewish Day School located in Nashville, TN. At Akiva, we pursue excellence, foster critical inquiry, and inspire informed Jewish living. Our students are known for their unmatched curiosity, their deep sense of self, and their commitment to our Nashville community.
Akiva School was chosen by Columbia University as 1 of 12 schools nationwide to serve as a model of the positive effects of spirituality on children.
We invite you to visit to our school located on the Gordon Jewish Community Center’s 42 acre campus. Come to meet our faculty, students, and experience the Akiva advantage.
All Kindergarteners and 1st graders take swimming in their first two years of Akiva
At Akiva, we believe in educating the whole child – mind, body, and spirit. Our curriculum emphasizes curiosity and wonder through experiential values-based learning.
Akiva is the only elementary school in TN to have certification from AdvancED as a STEAM school and it is the only Jewish Day School in the world with this title.
From swimming and cross country to musicals and social action, Akiva provides a wide variety of options for our students to explore.
Akiva students have performed in off broadway plays, regularly place in State championships for gymnastics and are accomplished musicians, dancers, and soccer players.
Akiva was and continues to be built on the generosity and dedication of volunteers and donors . It is through their support that we are able to deliver academic excellence now and for generations to come.
The Akiva development team raises over $600,000 every year to provide for scholarships and to cover the full cost of the Akiva experience.