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 (as well as the global community).
Akiva School was chosen by Columbia University as 1 of 12 schools nationwide to serve as a model institution demonstrating the positive impact 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 and students, and to experience the Akiva advantage.
All Kindergarteners and 1st graders take swimming lessons 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 Tennessee to be certified 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 shows, 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 our volunteers and donors. It is through their support that we are able to deliver academic excellence and inspired Jewish living 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.
Akiva students will be dismissed at 11:30am in observance of Rosh Hashanah.