Disabilities Inclusion Corner

Event Update: 

On May 12 @ 7:00pm join the Disabilities Inclusion Committee for Let’s Talk About It, an online roundtable discussion about mental health wellness and awareness, featuring teen, young adult and adult speakers and a special guest. Look for more information about the program in The Observer and online. 

Organizational Spotlight: 

As the only Jewish (Elementary) Day School in Middle Tennessee, Akiva School is dedicated to serving a diverse group of students and families. We recognize that, as the only JDS in Nashville, we have an obligation to ensure that our school is inclusive, and students and families feel welcomed and accepted. We serve over 92 Jewish children from a variety of backgrounds. Over 30% of our student body comes from international households and almost 10% of our students self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Additionally, our student body is made up of a wide range of learning styles and needs, and because of this, we have invested an incredible number of resources to ensure ALL students are able to receive the supports s/he requires for success. Our Student Support Team, made up of a full time Learning Specialist and School Counselor, meet regularly. We provide modifications and accommodations to both students who need support and those who require enrichment. Through our “whole child” approach, Akiva alumni have a deep sense of self and matriculate into some of the most competitive independent schools in Nashville including the Jewish Middle School (JMS), University School of Nashville (USN), Harpeth Hall, Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA), and Ensworth. For more information about Akiva, please visit www.akivanashville.net or reach out to Julie Fortune at jfortune@akivanashville.net. 


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