A gifted and talented school uniquely committed to

balancing both an intensive accelerated academic program

and an in-depth arts program.

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MS 51 is a gifted and talented school located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, uniquely committed to a balance of both an intensive accelerated academic program and an in-depth, three-year arts program. At MS 51, our aim is to prepare students for the rigors and challenges of high school, with a challenging academic program aligned to a continuum based on the Common Core Learning Standards. Our students are motivated by highly effective teachers who hold high expectations and know how to engage students in advanced level curriculum. This is supplemented by an intensive focused study of one of six “talent” areas--including vocal music, drama, instrumental music, dance, photography, and fine art--in which students develop a deep connection to their talent as they explore their art and self-expression. Our academic and arts curriculum is rounded out by a strong commitment to community service, sustainability, and philanthropy, with ongoing activities and initiatives that have become infused into the culture of MS 51.


Senior Activities Information:

Buy GRADUATION ADS for the 2019 yearbook! Either make your own (jpg files at 300 dpi) or use Walsworth Publishing's template (for a design fee of $10). They will only be on sale until we run out of space, so move quickly!

YEARBOOK ADS – Early Bird Special!

(January prices will go up)

After Jan. 1

¼ Page Ad $ 70

½ Page Ad $125

Full Page Ad $225

Buy an ad to leave congratulatory graduation note or even a potentially embarrassing photograph of your child by going to the website below. Search for “William Alexander”


Buy your own, buy with a friend, or get one with your whole homeroom!

If you have any questions, email aflatow@k051.org


Talent Performers Showcase

Playwright Festival January 7 - 10 @ 7pm and January 12 beginning at 10 am. Download a list of plays and times here.

Photography Showcase January 17 & 18: 6-8 PM

Grade 6 Drama Showcase:

Maddie Splinter & the Aluminum Chair Rocketship

January 31 & February 1: 7 PM or February 2: 2 PM

Volunteer for concessions here

Happenings at MS 51

MS 51 Reading Challege!

Congratulations Mason Hume! First student to complete the reading challenge!

Already we have super-readers finishing our 2019 MS 51 Reading Challenge! Any student, staff member, or family member of an MS 51 student who completes our reading challenge will get a coupon for our next book fair, enter drawings for more bookish prizes in June, and be celebrated on our lobby TV and in our morning announcements. (Students and staff will also get a free totebag.) Reading a book in all six categories will definitely exercise your reading muscles and start 2019 off right. Download the form and get all the details on the library web site: http://ms51.libguides.com/home/challenge



... and best of luck to all of the applicants!

Click here for admissions information.

Feel free to take our virtual tour.

Virtual Tour(1).mp4

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William Alexander Middle School 51

350 Fifth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 369-7603

Fax (718)499-4948