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Warner Arts Magnet Elementary School

Academically Achieving Through The Arts

Academically Achieving Through The Arts

At a Glance

  • Serves grades Pre-K - 4
  • Stratford Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Ricki Gibbs II   Principal

Ricki Gibbs II

 Thank you for visiting the online home of Warner Arts Magnet Elementary! We are very excited you have decided to become a Wildcat and are ready to engage in an arts enriched educational experience. Warner is a community school located in the heart of downtown Nashville. Our beautiful building is a historical landmark and it is our pleasure to call it home.

At Warner Arts Magnet Elementary, we see ourselves as a family. We focus on respecting others, being responsible for ourselves, and creating excitement for learning by infusing the arts that will last a lifetime. Our teachers and staff have a passion for their students and are leading students to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. We believe that our unity, dedication, and strong academics will prepare every student for middle school and beyond. We would love for you to come and see what being a Wildcat is all about!



Contact Information

626 Russell Street
Nashville, TN 37206 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Ricki Gibbs II
Twitter: @Principal_Gibbs
MSAP Curriculum Specialist: Michael Thompson
MSAP Site Coordinator: Jon Wren
Dean of Students: Keenan Robinson
Instructional Coach: Jessica Rueckert
School Board Representative: Christiane Buggs

Warner Arts Magnet



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Our vision for Warner Elementary Arts Magnet School is to promote learning in the arts as well as the transfer of learning between the arts and other subjects to build the skills students need to become successful adults. We will use standards based art content, including the promotion of 21st Century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity, to engage students and leverage development and learning across the curriculum.  Our goal is to provide our students with a strong foundation in the “Four C’s”, skills needed for the 21st century.

Warner is an enhanced option school, meaning we have an extended school day that ends at 3:45 p.m. Currently, our students receive instruction in the English language arts, math, social studies, science, and the related arts which include dance, computer, physical education, art, music, and library sciences.  We also have an advanced academic resource teacher who works with students to enrich their learning.  Students working with her will participate in Destination Imagination, Young Inventors, and the Science Olympiad. Guidance and special education services are also available as well.

As our arts magnet program evolves, Warner students will receive instruction in dance, instrumental music, choral music, multiple visual arts, and video production. The federal grant will provide the resources to enhance our facilities and upgrade technology.  

Warner promotes learning outside of the classroom through educational field trips, has an active volunteer program, and takes full advantage of technology in our classrooms.  Martha O’Bryan provides an on-site afterschool program Monday- Thursday. 

Warner’s parents have established a PAC as the first step to forming a PTO.  Warner offers literacy nights, STEAM nights, and family dances to promote family involvement.  We are committed to continued collaboration with parents and community partners to further strengthen our community and make Warner the school of choice for Nashville.


School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

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A Typical Day at School

  • 120-minute English language arts block

  • 60-minute math block

  • 60 minutes each of science, social studies and writing

  • Personal Learning Time (PLT): 60 minutes

  • 60 minutes per week of each related art (Music, Art, PE, Dance, Library and Guidance)


School Details & Links


Standard School Attire

Tops: Short or long sleeves with collar in any solid color; buttoned and tucked in.

Bottoms: Pants, shorts, Capri pants, skirts or skorts in navy blue, black, gray or any shade of khaki; belts must be worn if belt loops are present for students in grades 2-4.

For additional guidelines, please review the Warner Elementary Dress Code Policy.


  • Tutoring

  • Dance

  • Destination Imagination

  • Visual Arts

  • Vocal Music

  • Science Olympiad

  • Technology

  • Music and Dramatic Performance

  • Art Exhibitions

  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)

  • Martha O’Bryan Center

  • First Church of the Nazarene

  • Vanderbilt School Based Counseling Program

  • Tulip Street Foundation

  • Deloitte

  • Edgefield Baptist Church

  • Ascend Nashville

  • East Park Community Center

  • Turnip Green Creative Reuse

  • GreKo Street Food

  • 510 Foundation

  • United 4 Hope