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  • Scholastic Book Fair

    The Scholastic Book Fair will be open all week in the library, including afternoon and evening conferences on Thursday. Shop online 10/19-11/1 at
    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • Parent Teacher Conferences

    Afternoon and Evening conferences
    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • MS 51 Auditorium

    Information Session

    For incoming 5th grade families of students who have an IEP
    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • In GYM

    Girls Basketball Team Try-outs

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • Grade 6 Drama - Circus

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
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Welcome to M.S. 51!

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. 



This is Our School - Orientation from Parent Coordinator on Vimeo.

PA News



Next Parent Association Meeting, Thursday, Ocotober 13, 2016 @ 6:30pm



Grade 8 High School Annoucements

  • SHSAT and LaGuardia tickets will be coming home today! Please Check your child's backpack and make sure that you keep it in a safe place

    Middle School 51 students will be taking the SHSAT exam on Sunday October 23rd at 8:00 am.  

    Students with 504 accommodations, IEP's and religious observance are scheduled according to their needs.  The Time and Date of the SHSAT exam will be on the Tickets

    SHSAT tickets: Students write their school preferences on page 1 and must copy this information onto the test answer sheet on the test date
    School preferences listed on the test answer sheet are final.  A parent or guardian must sign the ticket.

  • The High School Applications forms were distributed Thursday October 6th

    Applications must be returned to the homeroom teacher before Thursday December 1st

  • The SHSAT and Audition Registration form receipt went home on September 28

    Tickets for the SHSAT and/or audition for LaGuardia will receive a ticket for the test and their audition the week of October 19th.


  • Nest+M online registration open now for Open Houses and Entrance exam dates

  • The Brooklyn Latin School Informative Fridays

    October 7th, 14th, and 21st at 9:00 am

    Online Registration will open during the week of 9/19


Grade 8 Calendar

  • Brooklyn Arts High School Open House

  • Special Music School Open House

  • Special Music School Open House

    located in the basement of the Martin Luther King Educational Complex, found at: 122 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10023
  • LaGuardia High School Auditions

    Students auditioning for two or more studios or Technical Theater
  • George Westinghouse High School

    NYC CTE High School Fair

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MS 51 Run After School Program


   MS 51 Supplemental After School Program begins in October. The program runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.  After school activities include Safe Sitter Babysitting, Cooking, 10R Drama Programs, French Language Enrichment, Spanish Language Enrichment, MS 51 Generals (boys and girls basketball team) Co-ed Wrestling Team, AIS ELA/Social Studies, AIS Math/Science, and more. To register for French language skill building  french workshop letter.docx Cooking registration  Cooking After School.pdf  


LeAP After School Program

Collaboration with Gowanus Conservancy

Ms. Cunningham's Library needs your support

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk


Support Ms. Lippolis on her walk for the making strides against breast cancer. A. Lippolis

Book Fair

   Monday, October 24 - Friday October 28. Volunteers needed to assist register here:

Canned Food Drive