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.


Summer 2018 Reading Resources

Summer HS Admissions Workshops -

  1. Visit High School Enrolment
  2. Visit -Family Workshops

Summer Bridge Program

  • For incoming students with an IEP can register to participate here.

Regents Math

School Supplies:

Besides the supply kits, all students will need 2 combination locks and a 3 ring binder these are not included in the box.

Download supply list here

Kelloggs/ Scholastic Free Book Offers

After-school Programs

Lunch Applications

Summer Reading Assignments

Medical Alert:

Allergy Season Alert: Allergy season is upon us. Please start administering your child's allergy medicine and eye drops before school so your child can focus on their academics instead of the allergy symptoms. Our Downstate Clinic can also help your child manage their symptoms during the school day. Once easy remedy is to use cool compresses on those itchy eyes and wash hands frequently. for severe allergy symptoms, medications can be prescribed.

Schedule Medical Physicals : Available SUNY Downstate health center rm. 134. Call (718)330-9363 to schedule an appoint for your child's camp or working paper physical exam

Crutches: 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)

Welcome message from Schools Chancellor

Richard A. Carranza download here.


School begins Wednesday, September 5th 8:40 am. Student school meet teachers in JJ Bryne Park Turf by 8:30 am.



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

Click here for admissions information.

Open house information will be posted week of September 24, 2018

Feel free to take our virtual tour.

Virtual Tour(1).mp4

Statement of Accessibility

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William Alexander Middle School 51

350 Fifth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 369-7603

Fax (718)499-4948