At Akiva, we are dedicated to providing an unparalleled learning experience for your child.
Akiva Community Day School is a co-educational elementary Jewish day school open to all children with at least one Jewish parent who wish to obtain an excellent general and Jewish education. Superior academics in both General and Jewish Studies are integrated with Art, Music, and Physical education in a personal, child-centered environment.
At Akiva, we teach our students Pirkei Avot and we show them the ‘Bill of Rights.’ Both are at the core of our dual heritage, as both Americans and as Jews. Akiva is the only place in Nashville that offers the opportunity to study both in detail.
You will feel welcomed.
As a community day school, we bring together a unique cross-section of families from Nashville’s Jewish community. Reform, Chabad, Orthodox, and Conservative affiliations are included among our students, our faculty and staff, and our Board of Directors.
The cultural mix of our school is broad – including Israeli, Persian, South American, and Russian backgrounds. At Akiva, children of different levels of Jewish observance learn and play together, forming life-long bonds of friendship, trust and respect.
Families with varying degrees of observance are welcome. While deeply committed to our shared Jewish heritage, Akiva is not affiliated with any one branch of Judaism. We respect each family’s personal decisions regarding religious observance. While we provide our students with their primary Jewish education, we recognize that parents may choose to supplement our program with after-school or Religious School programs offered by their congregations.
We would love to welcome you into the Akiva family. Arrangements to visit Akiva School may be made by contacting Julie Fortune, Director of Admissions, at (615) 432-2552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.