Our School

Welcome to Eakin!

Eakin has a rich history of excellence dating to 1937. Whether it is differentiating teaching methods for a variety of unique learning styles or facilitating students to meet their fullest potential, Eakin exceeds expectations and truly does "Give You the World."

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Eakin uses an inquiry-based curriculum designed to foster intercultural understanding and respect through the study of six themes: who we are, how we share the planet, how we express ourselves, how the world works, how we organize ourselves; and where we are in place and time.

Eakin is certified in the IB Primary Years Programme, and our students can receive an IB education from kindergarten to 12th grade. West End Middle School and Hillsboro High School, the zoned schools into which Eakin matriculates, also offer IB programmes.

Eakin offer structures to support the learning needs of each child with whole-group and individualized instruction. The school continues to invest in technology to supplement and reinforce classroom instruction. Eakin hosts the MNPS full inclusion program for deaf and hard of hearing students, which serves learners from across the district. The Encore program supports gifted and talented learners.

At Eakin, we celebrate the diversity of our student body that reflects families from across Nashville and the globe. Eakin's students represent many different countries and make up one of the most diverse elementary school populations in the state. Our students speak more than 20 languages and represent over 40 countries. There is a rich diversity of cultures, races, languages and socio-economic levels. These traits make Eakin a unique and special place to learn, teach and serve.

Located in Hillsboro Village, Eakin stands in the center of one of Nashville's most vibrant urban neighborhoods. The school facility includes a 9,500-volume modern library, gymnasium, art studio, music room, auditorium, cafeteria, two playgrounds, a sports field, and a dedicated aftercare wing.

School Hours

8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

School Cluster

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Board Member

District 8