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.


Welcome message from Schools Chancellor

Richard A. Carranza download here.

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

7th Grade Overnight Trip to Mystic Ct. June 6 & 7

6th Grade Overnight Trip to Ashokan

Medical Alert:

All students on crutches must have a DR's note on file. No exceptions. Especially for elevator use.

NYPD School Safety Division

Information on in-school scanning (Metal Detectors)

KAPLAN Practice SHSAT Exam

Upcoming Events

High School Information Meeting

Save the date, Wednesday May 9 after our Parent Association Meeting

6:00 pm. Join us


May 9, 2018

(4:30 - 7:30 p.m. on the turf) will provide opportunities,with all the fun and pageantry befitting our school and community, for parents, staff, and students to promote and celebrate world cultures through arts and crafts, food, music, songs, dances, fashion, short video clips, and storytelling.

Click here and register to bring a dish for our potluck.

Talent Department Showcases are coming!

Vocal Showcase May 10 & 11 @ 7:00 pm & May 12 @ 2:00 pm

Dance Showcase May 17 & 18 @ 7:00 pm & May 19 @ 2:00 pm

Visual Art Showcase May 31 & June 1 from 6-8:00 pm

Instrumental Music Showcase June 5 & 8 @ 7:00 pm June 9 @ 2:00 pm

Volunteer for set up or concession sales for any of our talent events here.


Lady Generals win the St. Frances De Sales tournament

Generals win the St. Frances De Sales tournament

Joshua Monroe leads the laps during the Pacer trails.

Scholastic Winners in Art

Inika Agarwal Gold-Drawing and Illustration

Isabell Lee Gold-Digital Art

Rajhasre Paul Gold-Sculpture, Silver-Digital Art, Hon. Men., Digital Art

Analeah Real 4 Gold-Drawing and Illustration

Kazi Gilman Silver-Sculpture

Ruby Gower Silver-Editorial Cartoon

Shea Hruby Silver-Drawing and Illustration

Olivia Macaba Silver Drawing and Illustration

Paige McCallion Silver-Drawing, Hon Men. Drawing

Anju Andren Hon. Mention-Drawing and Illustration

Maisy Berger Hon. Mention-Drawing and Illustration

Xi Ying (Amber) Fang Hon. Mention-Drawing and Illustration

Sligo Farrell Hon. Mention-Drawing and Illustration

Jonathan Lai Hon. Mention-Painting

Leon Lin Hon. Mention-Drawing and Illustration

Ahlani Lowe Hon. Mention-Drawing and Illustration

Rose Zeman Hon. Mention-Fashion

Adrien Otcasek Hon. Mention- Editorial Cartoon, Drawing and Illustration

Sarah Ren Hon. Mention-Drawing and Illustration

Dela Sluymer Hon. Mention-Drawing and Illustration

Margo VanEsselstyn Hon. Mention-Drawing and Illustration

Rachel Zhao Hon. Mention-Drawing and Illustration

Congratulations to Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival Winner:

Sophia Ricciardi for her piece titled "Stormy Sea"

Scholastic Winners in Photography

Zander Bastrone Gold-Photography

Dylan Davis Gold-Photography

Ashton Deraveniere Gold-Photography

Sara Hamid Gold-Photography

Aemilla Harbutt Gold, Silver-Photography

Camille White Gold-Photography

Kesh White Gold-Photography

Juliette Ziegler Gold-Photography

Amayra Levy-Mazie Silver-Photography

Miranda Meyer Silver-Photography

Lousig Morris Silver-Photography

Angelo Arpino Hon. Mention Photography

Daniel Arturi Hon. Mention Photography

Sabine Goldberg Hon. Mention Photography

Chloe Papaconstantinou Hon. Mention Photography

Suhaylah Sirajul-Islam Hon. Mention Photography

Kamila Pitch Hon. Mention Photography

Visual Art Winners:

Analeah Real “Fish Out Of Water” Regional Gold Keys - Drawing and Illustration

Analeah Real “Hidden” Silver Medal - Drawing and Illustration

Inika Agarwal “City” Silver Medal - Drawing and Illustration

These students have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Less than 1% were recognized at the national level. Gold Key National winners have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 7.



... 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