A gifted and talented school uniquely committed to

balancing both an intensive accelerated academic program

and an in-depth arts program.

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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.


After-school Programs

Lunch Applications

Support our Teachers through DonorsChoose

Medical Alert:

Flu Season:

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)


Circus by grade 6 drama students

Save the date, October 24, 2018 @ 7 PM

Election Day Bake Sale

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

8 am - 6 pm

Looking for volunteers to take a shift and man the table.

Register for the bake sale here.

Support Our Teachers on Donors Choose

Ms. Ahart: Our Library Is (Project) LIT

DONATE to Type 1 Diabetes Research

For the last 14 years, I have been managing life with Type 1 Diabetes. I’ve benefited from improvements in technology; I went from carrying syringes and insulin vials, pricking fingertips up to 8 times a day, to wearing a wireless insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor.

With further research and advocacy, I believe there can one day be a cure. On October 14, I am walking with JDRF, a global organization dedicated to curing, treating, and preventing T1D.

Please donate to this important cause and positively contribute to the lives of millions, like myself, living with T1D.

Here’s how to donate:

  1. https://www2.jdrf.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=walk_participant_search Search for the team Brayden’s Buddies and donate any amount using a credit card. Brayden is the 9 year old son of someone in my community who was diagnosed 2 years ago.
  2. Hand me some green bills.

Thank you for your support.


Denise Galang

NY Jets Fundraiser

Visit JetsGroups.com/MS51 for each ticket purchased the MS51 Parent Association will receive $5. What a Fun way to raise money!



... 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