7th Grade

Grade 7 Administrators:

Mr. Joe Phillips, School Counselor

Ms. Marcy Sterlis, Assistant Principal


Following are test prep tutors who have participated in our past open house events. Some businesses are owned by graduates of specialized high schools or hire graduates and students as teachers and tutors, and minority-owned. SHSAT Prep Course Tutors

These are not endorsements. The Stuyvesant HS alumni Diversity Initiative and the Stuyvesant HS Alumni Association do not benefit from these businesses. Families should use these suggestions as a launching pad in the research for the type of tutoring that suits their children.

National Junior Honor Society

The Alexandrian Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society acknowledges students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. The front pages of the agenda book detail the expectations of the MS 51 school community.

Character includes the qualities of respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness and caring. Citizenship includes cooperation with school regulations and rules, attendance and punctuality.

Scholarship will be measured using the first 3 quarters of the 7th grade:

  • An Weighted Average of above 95%
  • No subject average below 90%

The inductees and parents will be notified in June by the MS 51 guidance department and invited to a ceremony.

Dream Chasers

DREAMChasers is a free tutoring and mentorship program for the New York City Specialized High School Test (SHSAT). This program provides seventh grade students from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds with greater access to quality education with the goal of improving their prospects of attending a NYC specialized high school. Students will receive eleven months of test preparation and over 300 hours of tutoring from Khan’s Tutorial.

(Criteria for 7th Grade)

Prep for Prep helps students enroll and thrive in premier independent schools (commonly known as private schools) in New York City and boarding schools across the Northeast. To ensure our students' success at their schools, we prepare them in advance of their placement through an intensive 14-month academic program. Throughout their educational career, Prep for Prep supports its students' development by providing academic and social guidance, leadership development opportunities, college guidance, and undergraduate support.

Applications/Nominations to PREP 9 (our boarding school program) are encouraged for students who meet the following criteria:

· Of African American, or Latino descent

· Currently in the seventh grade in a public, charter, or parochial school in New York City or the surrounding metropolitan areas (New Jersey, Westchester, Long Island, and Connecticut);

· A scaled score of 617 or above on the New York State ELA reading exam AND a scaled score of 613 or above on the New York State Math exam administered during the 2018 - 2019 academic year.

· An overall average of 90% or above or mostly 4’s on 2018-2019 final report card.

Oliver Scholars has provided unparalleled academic opportunities to New York City’s Black and Latino youth for over 30 years. The mission of Oliver Scholars is to cultivate a new generation of leaders by providing Black and Latino students with both access to selective independent high schools and continued support for achieving their academic and professional goals.

We are actively recruiting exceptional seventh grade students for the Class of 2024. Since 1984, Oliver Scholars has been working with many outstanding New York City public, charter and parochial schools, and community based organizations, to broaden the high school options for highly motivated Black and Latino youth. Over 1100 alumni who have graduated from prestigious high schools and universities, and are now active professionals in the fields of law, medicine, government, education, business and engineering. Any student who meet the criteria listed below, may be nominated by the guidance staff AND complete the NEW online nomination form at:

Our nomination criteria include:

  • Black or Latino 7th grader
  • GPA of 90% or better in all core subjects
  • NYS Standardized Assessment Scale Score: ELA 600+ and Math 600+ (if applicable)
  • Demonstrates leadership potential through school and community involvement

Nominated students who meet Oliver Scholars’ qualifications for admission will receive an invitation to attend an Admissions Information Meeting. Seats at our information sessions are limited, so please take note of the following deadlines. · Nominations are due by January 15, 2019. Admissions Information Meetings are held from October 2018 through February 2019 at various locations. Applicants will be notified of admission by mid-May.

William Alexander Middle School 51

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Brooklyn, NY 11215

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