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.


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)




FROM 1-3 PM OR 4:30 - 7:30 PM

MS51 Special Education Parent Meeting:

"Inclusive Schools Week" is a national event held the first full week of December. Please join MS51 staff during this week, on December 5th at 8:15 a.m. in the library, to engage in conversations about our students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), our inclusive educational practices, and opportunities for growth.

College Access for All



... 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

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