JMS Nashville offers an academically-focused Middle School program with special opportunities for a second language and cultural electives. For students entering from Akiva or another Jewish Day School, Hebrew instruction will be available. Additional opportunities to continue with or to begin a second language other than Hebrew will be available. Students will develop critical and analytical thinking skills through study of either religious texts (Mishnah) or primary documents of the Western tradition, especially American democracy. All students will participate in art and physical education.