Calendar of Events

  • Photo Showcase

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • Grade 6 Drama

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • Chinese New Year

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • Grade 6 Drama

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • Parent Association Meeting

    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.



Volunteer for Dance February 3




Grade 8 High School Annoucements

  • High School Application Receipts

    High School Application receipts are coming home Friday December 9th! Please check you child's backpack for this important document.
    If there are no changes to be made to your childs' application then keep this receipt for your records.  If you need to make changes to your application you may do so on the receipt.  Make sure you & your child signs the receipt. The DEADLINE is Friday December 16th

  • Millennium Brooklyn ICT Parent Breakfast November 14th 8:00 am

    Please RSVP to

  • What Should 8th Graders be doing now?

    ·       In the next 2 weeks you should be finishing up all tours and open houses

    ·       You should be completing your interviews, auditions, assessments and online applications (NYCiSchool, Manhattan Hunter Science High School etc…)

    ·       It’s time to review your lists of schools and programs and begin to place them in your order of preference - choosing what you love 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.  Discuss this with parents and guidance if you have questions

    ·       Make sure you have chosen at least 10 programs  (remember some high schools have more than 1 program and each one that you are interested in is listed as a separate choice)

    ·       List your final choices on the application and submit to Guidance by Dec 1st

    ·       Make sure both parent and student signed the application

  • 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


Grade 8 Calendar

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Specialized HIgh School Forum

Wednesday, January 25 @ 6:30pm

Brooklyn Technical High School Auditorium

29 Ft. Greene Place

Panel Members will include Specialised High School parents and staff from the NYCDOE

The office of Student Enrollment

The office of Asscssment

The office of Equity and Access - DREAM - SHSI

Pre-Registration Required



ELA/Math Test Prep Course

  ELA prep begins January 19, 2017

Math Prep begins February 2, 2017

Cost is $150 each

For more information download registration form 

 MS 51 After School test prep 2017.docx 

Collaboration with Gowanus Conservancy

Ms. Cunningham's Library needs your support

LeAP After School Program

Young Inventors Competition

Calling all young inventors

grades 3-8

In keeping with the legacy of inventor Antonio Meucci, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is pleased to announce the 2017 Antoinio Meucci Young Inventors' Competition. For details and registration click  


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,  and more. To register for French language skill building  french workshop letter.docx Cooking registration  Cooking After School.pdf