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

MS 51 run After School Programs:

Support Staff Donors Choose Grants

FLU Vaccines:

  • Available at our SUNY Downstate health center rm. 134. Call (718)330-9363 to schedule an appoint for your child

Yearbook Ads:

  • Prices until Dec. 31: 1/4 page - $55, 1/2 page - $95, Full page - $185
  • Prices starting on Jan 1: 1/4 page - $60, 1/2 page - $105 , Full page - $200
  • Purchase an ad or upload photos here

Ads are up until they sell out, which they did last year!

Basketball Team Schedule


  • Friday 12/8 VS MS 447 AWAY
  • Tuesday 12/12 VS MS 88 HOME
  • Wednesday 12/20 VS MS 839 AWAY
  • Wednesday 1/3 VS MS 362 AWAY
  • Tuesday 1/9 VS MS 442 HOME
  • Thursday 1/18 VS MS 707 HOME
  • Friday 1/26 VS MS 821 AWAY
  • Thursday 2/1 VS MS 447 HOME
  • Friday 2/2 VS MS Ber Car HOME
  • Wednesday 2/7 VS MS 88 AWAY
  • Thursday 2/15 VS MS 839 HOME


  • Wednesday 12/6 VS MS 88 HOME
  • Wednesday 12/13 VS MS 707 AWAY
  • Monday 12/18 VS MS 760 HOME
  • Friday 1/5 VS MS 362 AWAY
  • Thursday 1/11 VS MS 288 HOME
  • Wednesday 1/17 VS MS 383 AWAY
  • Wednesday 1/24 VS MS 447 HOME
  • Tuesday 1/30 VS MS 88 AWAY
  • Thursday 2/8 VS MS 707 HOME
  • Friday 2/16 VS MS 760 HOME

Google Logo Design Contest for Hour of Code Winner!

The winner of our Google Logo Design Contest is Claudine S. of class 611! Congratulations to her and our other participants! Check out the winning logo and some of the other funny, cool, creative entries.

To celebrate Hour of Code 2017, CS First created an activity where students design and code their own Google logo using the programming language Scratch. Google Doodles are special logos that appear on the Google homepage. They celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists. At Google, there’s an entire team of artists and computer scientists that creates Doodles. “Create your own Google logo” is a standalone activity that can be completed in just one hour... no computer science experience background is required. Use your creativity and imagination to bring the Google logo to life using code!

Upcoming Events

The Nutcracker

Dance Performance "The Nutcracker"

December 14 & 15 @ 7:00 pm

December 16 @ 2:00 pm

Bake sale donations needed

Concession stand volunteers needed

Register here

Vocal Showcase

December 7 & 8 @ 7:00 pm

December 9 @ 2:00 pm

Bake sale donations needed

Concession stand volunteers needed

Register here


Five MS51 students were selected to attend "Stand Up, Sit Tall for Inclusion!"

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016. The event was sponsored by NYC DOE and P.I.E. (Parents for Inclusive Education)


-participated in training sessions with other middle school students from around the city

-drafted an Inclusive Summit Action plan for MS51

-took a pledge to "Accept, Respect, and Include people of all abilities, including my peers with disabilities."

- listened to closing remarks by Deputy Chancellor Division of Specialized Instruction Corinne Rello-Anselmi





... 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

Opportunities Outside MS 51

Is Separate But Equal

Conceived, written, and performed by NYC Public High School students, LAUNDRY CITY is a hilarious and provocative exploration of what “Separate but Equal” means to us today.

A panel discussion on equity and diversity in District 15 will follow the performance.

Dec 7th ~ 630pm ~ PS 24 427 38th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

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.

Is Separate but Equal Fair?

William Alexander Middle School 51

350 Fifth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 369-7603

Fax (718)499-4948