A middle school uniquely committed to

balancing both an intensive accelerated academic program

and an in-depth arts program.

For updates, follow us on Social Media: #middleschool51 @middleschool51

View Virtual Graduation Ceremony here: https://youtu.be/sb-8f3JMTqY


MS 51 is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive school with a community committed to ensuring all children feel supported and successful at this pivotal moment in their lives. Our curriculum, focused on challenging academics, an extensive study of the arts, and social-emotional learning, supports all students while they grow in their knowledge of themselves, one another, and the world. We want all who walk through our doors to feel safe, valued, and capable and to leave here understanding their experiences matter, they have a voice, and that they can use that voice to be aware and productive citizens in an ever-changing world.

Our MISSION is to…

Teach tolerance

Empower children

Awaken curiosity

Create opportunities

Help create a better tomorrow

Class of 2023 Orientation

Congratulations Class of 2023!

Welcome Accepted- 5th graders -- Class of 2023!

We're so excited to welcome you, virtually, to our school. Given the current situation, we hope you will be patient with us as we figure out how and when we will welcome our accepted students. Typically we have a series of parent and student orientation Meetings in May, but we will be waiting until we have a better sense of when we will be back in the school building before we plan these. Please explore all that we offer via this website.

If you are a parent or guardian and would like to get involved in our Parent Association, reach out to us at middleschool51pa@gmail.com

We can't wait to see you in the fall—and hopefully sooner!

Best Wishes,

Your New MS 51 Community

Orientation Slide Show Below

Spanish Orientation

Diapositivas de Orientación en Español

ORIENTATION slide show

Orientation Slideshow

Chinese Orientation



#51Strong A video message from our school community


6th-8th Grade Students:

· Adventure Academy Math, art, science and reading for ages 8-13, free during school closures w/code SCHOOL7771

· Arts & Culture Virtually visit 500+ museums and art galleries around the world.

· AYP tech & career lessons From PwC and Code.org, nine 45-min lessons that connect technology and future careers.

· Brains On Award-winning science podcast for kids from American Public Media.

· Coding courses Created by the Creative Computing Lab at Harvard, supports increasing fluency with computational thinking.

· Hidden Worlds of National Parks Google's partnership with the National Parks Services quite literally brings the outdoors inside.

· Drawing classes Author/illustrator Jarrett Krozoczka offers drawing classes on YourTube, daily.

· Khan Academy Offers a personalized learning dashboard with videos and practice exercises, includes math, science, history, etc.

· Kinder Art Art lessons for grades PreK – 8th grade. Free and fee-based lessons available online.

· LUNCH DOODLES Children's author and illustrator Mo Willems invites you to explore new ways of making and writing.

· MathAntics YouTube videos that teach math lessons through animation.

· Reading IQ Reading assessment and digital library of books. Free access w/code SCHOOL7771.

· Safari Tour Ride along on a live safari.

· San Diego Zoo Tour the San Diego Zoo.

· Scholastic Learn at Home Keep the learning going with four daily learning experiences, each built around a meaningful story or video.

· Story Pirates Podcast series with original stories written by real kids, featuring celebrity guests.

· Smithsonian Natural History Museum Virtually visit exhibits in the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.

· Supercharged School Online science lessons and experiments. Free and paid content available.

· WOW in the World Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas, radio and podcast stars, serve up science news with a heavy dose of silliness.

· Virtual field trips A list of virtual trips you can take to zoos, museums and parks.

· Yellowstone National Park Take a virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park.



Not sure who to ask? Simply email Solutions@K051.org and your question will be redirected to the appropriate person

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
  • You can register up to 5 computers/smart devices for free

Re: DOE Pandemic Updates

Meatless Monday

Water Testing

CoronaVirus Notice


2020 Scholastic Art Awards
Pippi and the Pirates
Jerry Craft Author Visit Newbery Award Winner
Lunar New Year Celebrations

Congratulations to our Chorus under the direction of Ms. Broderick who will perform a new piece by composer Jen Shyu. Thanks to the American Composers Forum for this amazing opportunity.



Visión de M.S. 51

M.S. 51 es una escuela intermedia abierta, diversa e inclusiva con una comunidad cuyo compromiso es asegurar que todos los niños se sientan apoyados y realizados en este momento decisivo de su vida. Con un contenido enfocado en estudios académicos exigentes, amplio estudio de las artes y aprendizaje socioemocional, nuestro plan de estudios sirve de apoyo a todos los estudiantes mientras desarrollan su conocimiento de sí mismos, de los demás y del mundo. Nuestro deseo es que todo aquel que atraviese nuestras puertas se sienta seguro, valorado y capacitado, y que al dejar la escuela esté consciente de que sus experiencias son importantes, que tiene voz propia y que puede utilizar esa voz para ser un ciudadano consciente y productivo en un mundo en constante cambio.


Enseñar tolerancia

Empoderar a los niños

Despertar el sentido de curiosidad

Crear oportunidades

Ayudar a crear un mañana mejor

MS51 的願景

MS 51 是一所賓至如歸、多元化和包容的學校,其社區致力於確保所有學生在其生活中目前 這個重要時候都感到受到支援並有望取得成功。我們的課程著重提供具有挑戰性的學習内 容,包括對藝術的全面學習以及社交情緒方面的學習,幫助所有學生成長,讓他們瞭解自 己、相互瞭解並瞭解世界。我們想讓所有進入我們大門的人感到安全、受到重視並具有能 力,而且想讓他們在離開這裏時理解其經歷是重要的,他們可以發出自己的聲音,以及他們 可以利用這一聲音來成爲不斷變換的世界中的有意識和有貢獻的公民。









... and best of luck to all of the applicants!

Admissions Information

Feel free to take our virtual tour.

Virtual Tour(1).mp4

Statement of Accessibility

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Julia Castro to request assistance.

William Alexander Middle School 51

350 Fifth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 369-7603

Fax (718)499-4948