A gifted and talented school uniquely committed to

balancing both an intensive accelerated academic program

and an in-depth arts program.

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.

For The Fall

Curriculum Night Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Travel just like a middle schooler! You will receive a schedule and visit all of your child's teachers to learn expectations and the curriculum. Join us Tuesday, September 26 beginning at 5:00pm

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PE Uniform Sales

6th Grade: Can purchase during class

7th & 8th Grade: Can purchase anytime checks should be may payable to MS51


T-shirt $15

Shorts $15

Backpack $10

Sweatshirt: $20

Sweatpants: $25

After School Programs:

The LeAp after school programs runs 5 days a week from dismissal until 6:00pm. Information about LeAp can be found on their website http://leapafterschoolat51.webs.com


Open House Information

Registration for our open house will begin on Monday, September 25.

Click here to register. (Link will be live at 9:00 am on Monday)

Multiple registrations will be deleted.

Click here for admissions information.

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 http://www.w3.org/WA/into/wcag. 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