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.
New Student Orientation
for 5th graders at the elementary schools
- Monday, May 20 3:15 pm :PS 24, PS 38, PS 39, PS 124, PS 146, PS 282, PS 321, PS 676 & Misc
- Monday, May 20 4:45 pm : PS 8, PS 9, PS 58, PS 169, PS 172, PS 516
- Tuesday, May 21 3:15 pm : PS 10, PS 15, PS 32, PS 107, PS 130, PS 133, PS 154, PS 261, PS 295, PS 418
- Tuesday, May 21 4:45 pm: PS 1, PS 29, PS 94, PS 131,
- LeAp daily after school @ MS51
- MS 51 Math Squad with Mr. Osborne
- MS 51 Cooking with Ms. Jones-Walker
- MS51 Run SHSAT Prep Course for current 7th graders
Support our Teachers through DonorsChoose
- Ms. DePalma: Curious, Creative, Contemplative Readers & Writers in Need of Chromebooks
- Ms. Ahart: We Have a Book Shelf Crisis!
- 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
Talent Performers Showcase
Thursday & Friday, May 2 & 3
Thursday - Saturday, May 9-11
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, May 15, 17-18
Thursday- Saturday, June 13-15
MS 51 is the only middle school in the US with 2 Gold Medal winners in Drawing and Illustration.
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
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William Alexander Middle School 51
350 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215