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.

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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,

After-school Programs

Support our Teachers through DonorsChoose

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

Summer Youth Employment Program

NYPD School Safety Division

Information on in-school scanning (Metal Detectors)

Visual Art Showcase 19


Talent Performers Showcase

Photography Showcase

Thursday & Friday, May 2 & 3

Dance Showcase

Thursday - Saturday, May 9-11

Vocal Showcase

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, May 15, 17-18

Instrumental Music

Thursday- Saturday, June 13-15

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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



... 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