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.

Summer News & Events

Summer Bridge Program for Students with IEPs

Current 5th grade Students with an IEP who have been accepted to MS 51 for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to attend our summer bridge program. A summer intensive mini-camp only open to students with IEP's. Camp will run from Monday, August 28 until Friday September 1, 9:00 am until 12 noon. Register online using the link SUMMER BRIDGE.


Summer High School Workshops by the Office of Enrollment: For information and registration click here.

For The Fall

Summer Reading Challenge

6th Grade List

7th Grade List

8th Grade List

2017 7th Grade Summer Reading Scorecard
2017 6th grade summer reading scorecard
2017 8th Grade Summer Reading Scorecard


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William Alexander Middle School 51

350 Fifth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11231

(718) 369-7603

Fax (718)499-4948