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.
High School Acceptance Letters
Dear Families; The Chancellor has announced via Twitter that the high school acceptance letters will be available Monday, March 18th. Please log into your MySchools account at home with your child to view your results.
Grade 7 Boston Trip Information
Grade 6 Ashokan Trip Information
- LeAp daily after school @ MS51
- MS 51 Math Squad with Mr. Osborne
- MS 51 Cooking with Ms. Jones-Walker
- ELA & Math NYS Test Prep Course
Support our Teachers through DonorsChoose
- Ms. Ahart: Challenging Classics for a Busy Library
- Ms. Christensen: Creating a Beautiful Classroom
- Ms. DePalma: Curious, Creative, Contemplative Readers & Writers in Need of Chromebooks
- Ms. Galang: Bring Romeo & Juliet to Life
- Donate a book through the MS 51 Library Amazon Wish List
Free Microsoft Office for Students & Families
- You will need child's date of birth and phone number or email located on the DOE ATS system
- Visit https://studentoffice.net/
- You can register up to 5 computers/smart devices for free
Student-led Conference Information
Tuesday, March 26 1-3 pm or 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Senior Activities Information:
Buy GRADUATION ADS for the 2019 yearbook! Either make your own (jpg files at 300 dpi) or use Walsworth Publishing's template (for a design fee of $10). They will only be on sale until we run out of space, so move quickly!
YEARBOOK ADS – Early Bird Special!
(January prices will go up)
After Jan. 1
¼ Page Ad $ 70
½ Page Ad $125
Full Page Ad $225
Buy an ad to leave congratulatory graduation note or even a potentially embarrassing photograph of your child by going to the website below. Search for “William Alexander”
Buy your own, buy with a friend, or get one with your whole homeroom!
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
NYPD School Safety Division
Information on in-school scanning (Metal Detectors)
Deadline to Apply to Serve on an Education Council Extended to March 13
Education Councils are essential to the success of NYC's public schools! Apply to run for a seat on an Education Council before March 13 at 13:59 p.m. Please go to www.NYCParentLeaders.org to apply in any of the DOE covered languages.
This is a unique opportunity for all parents to speak up – not only for your community but also for your school and child! There is one council for each of NYC’s 32 community school districts, plus four citywide councils. If you are elected, you will have opportunities such as working directly with your superintendent(s), advising the NYC Schools Chancellor, and advocating for capital funding for schools in your district.
Talent Performers Showcase
Macbeth grade 8 Drama Production
March 21 @ 7PM March 22 @ 7pm March 23 @ 11 AM and 2 PM Admission is $10 at the door
Visual Art Showcase
Thursday & Friday, April 4 & 5. Admission is $10 at the door
Follett Book Fair
March 25 - March 20
Open during parent teacher conferences, please stop by and purchase books for our classroom libraries. To volunteer during the fair click here.
MS 51 is the only middle school in the US with 2 Gold Medal winners!
Work by Isaiah Qualls National Gold Medal winner in Illustration and Drawing
Work by Julian Raheb National Gold Medal in winner Illustraiton and drawing
OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION
Statement of Accessibility
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William Alexander Middle School 51
350 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215