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  • Parent Association Meeting

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • Picture Day Grade 8

    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

  • 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

  • High School of Telecommunications Arts and Technology Tours

    by appointment tours are every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 A.M starting in October. We are located at 350 67th Street. If you would like to arrange a tour, please contact Ms. Barbara Yarshevitz at or 718-759-3427.

  • SHSAT and Audition Registration form went home today! Please check your child's backpack for this important document.

    The deadline to return forms is Friday, September 23rd

  • Announcements

    Have a wonderful and safe summer!

    School begins Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Join us for the first Parents Association meeting on 9/8 at 8:45 in the school auditorium

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School

Grade 8 Calendar

  • Stuyvesant High School Open House

  • Bard High School Queens Open House

    Online registration is required and we will begin accepting reservations on Thursday, September 8th at 10 am.
  • The Green School Open House

  • The New School Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th street, 2nd floor

    Best bets for the "B" student

    Register with
  • NYCischool Tour

    sign up is required at
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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. We offer an SHSAT prep class which begins the first full week of school and runs until the Specialized High School Entrance Exam, this is for 8th graders only. To register  SHSAT PREP.pdf  


LeAP After School Program

Collaboration with Gowanus Conservancy