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.


High School Acceptance Letters

Dear Families; The Chancellor has announced via Twitter that the high school acceptance letters will be available Monday, March 18th. Please log into your MySchools account at home with your child to view your results.

Grade 7 Boston Trip Information

Grade 6 Ashokan Trip Information

After-school Programs

Support our Teachers through DonorsChoose

Free Microsoft Office for Students & Families

  • You will need child's date of birth and phone number or email located on the DOE ATS system
  • Visit https://studentoffice.net/
  • You can register up to 5 computers/smart devices for free

Student-led Conference Information

Tuesday, March 26 1-3 pm or 4:30 - 7:30 pm

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

NYPD School Safety Division

Information on in-school scanning (Metal Detectors)

Deadline to Apply to Serve on an Education Council Extended to March 13

Education Councils are essential to the success of NYC's public schools! Apply to run for a seat on an Education Council before March 13 at 13:59 p.m. Please go to www.NYCParentLeaders.org to apply in any of the DOE covered languages.

This is a unique opportunity for all parents to speak up – not only for your community but also for your school and child! There is one council for each of NYC’s 32 community school districts, plus four citywide councils. If you are elected, you will have opportunities such as working directly with your superintendent(s), advising the NYC Schools Chancellor, and advocating for capital funding for schools in your district.

Applying is quick and easy at www.NYCParentLeaders.org! Call 212-374-1936 or email Elections2019@schools.nyc.gov with any questions.


Come see our Amazing Jazz while raising money for MS51. Click here to purchase tickets.


Talent Performers Showcase

Macbeth grade 8 Drama Production

March 21 @ 7PM March 22 @ 7pm March 23 @ 11 AM and 2 PM Admission is $10 at the door

Visual Art Showcase

Thursday & Friday, April 4 & 5. Admission is $10 at the door

Volunteer for concessions here

Follett Book Fair

March 25 - March 20

Open during parent teacher conferences, please stop by and purchase books for our classroom libraries. To volunteer during the fair click here.

MS 51 is the only middle school in the US with 2 Gold Medal winners in Drawing and Illustration.

Work by Isaiah Qualls National Gold Medal winner in Illustration and Drawing

Work by Julian Raheb National Gold Medal in winner Illustraiton and drawing



... 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

Statement of Accessibility

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Julia Castro to request assistance.

William Alexander Middle School 51

350 Fifth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 369-7603

Fax (718)499-4948