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
- Ms. Retkinski (speech therapy): iPads for Learning
- 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
All students on crutches must have a DR's note on file. No exceptions. Especially for elevator use.
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.
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
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.
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William Alexander Middle School 51
350 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215