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

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

MS 51 run After School Programs:

Support Staff Donors Choose Grant

FLU Vaccines:

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

Message From Chancellor Farina

Re: Act of Terror in NYC

Online Book Fair

Shop our online book fair through Scholastic November 20-December 3! All proceeds benefit the school library directly and we have a school library wish list if you'd like to donate books directly to our community.


Google Logo Design Contest for Hour of Code

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!

Come to the library during lunch Nov. 15-27 to work on your Google logo OR complete the project for fun at home. When you finish, email Ms. Ahart at mahart@k051.org to share your success and the student with the best logo will win $10 credit at the book fair!

Up Coming 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



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

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William Alexander Middle School 51

350 Fifth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 369-7603

Fax (718)499-4948