Calendar of Events

  • Diversity Committee Meeting

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • Spring Photo Showcase

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • Spring Photo Showcase

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • NYS Math Exam

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • PA 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.








PA Nomination

Grade 6 & Grade 7 Overnight Trip

Trip to Ashokan Center in Olivebridge NY 3 days 2 nights.  

Cost of $350

Non-refundable deposit of $100 due by March 14, 2017

Download forms and information here 

Classes 601, 602, 603, 605, 607, 609, 612  Ashokan 601.pdf 

Classes 604, 606, 608, 610, 611 & 613  Ashokan 604.pdf 

 Grade 7 Trip

Cost $260 

Washington DC

June 7-8

Download forms here :  DC-grade7.pdf 

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  SHSAT for fall 2017  SHSAT PREP.docx 


Kids Walk For Kids with Cancer


Join the walk on May 6, 2017, students can register for only $25. 100% of funds are used for cancer research. All walk participants will receive a t-shirt. If a participant raises $1000 on their own, they will receive a backpack. Once the team reaches $5000, participants will receive a water bottle.  Make your donation to Team Toby today and help in the fight against childhood cancer. For more information and to read Toby's story visit the Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer site.



LeAP After School Program

Math State Test

Math Test Dates May 2 - 4

Download What Parents Need to know flyer

FAQ's about Math & ELA Exams here

2016 - 2017 High School Admissions Guidelines Appeals

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. 

Grade 8 High School Annoucements

  • High School Acceptance Letter Information

    March 2nd, 2017


    Dear 8th grade families,


                    We have been informed by High School Enrollment that The High School Acceptance letters will be available for distribution Wednesday March 8th.  We would like to take this time to reflect on our amazing student community.  They have consistently performed at the highest level and have prepared themselves to be outstanding students at the premier high schools of New York City.  We know the anticipation will be difficult over the next week, however our teachers continue to assign work and we hope you can support your children to put forth their best efforts.

    The letters will be distributed to the students 8th period on Wednesday March 8th right before dismissal.  This week you should be talking as a family about the acceptance letter.  You may want to anticipate both the best and worst case scenarios.  We highly recommend that you plan to open the acceptance letter with your child, at home so that you can immediately be available to address their emotional reaction.

      If the situation arises that a student did not receive a match it may be best for the student to learn this news from their families when they come home and open their letters. The parent will be contacted by the school to discuss how to handle informing the child and given guidance about what the results mean and what the next steps are.  If the students did not receive a match and we are unable to contact a parent/guardian during the day we then will meet individually with the student.  In the past informing students during the school day that they had not received a match has created a feeling of dread and anxiety for all of the students throughout the course of the day.  We feel that the plan described above best reflects our schools philosophy as parents as partners, and that it will provide the optimal support for our school community during this process. 

    ** Just a reminder the appeals round is not available until the completion of Round 2**

    Round 2 High School Fair

    March 18th & 19th

    11:00am to 2:00 pm

    Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Campus

    122 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan



    1. Bosco
  • 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.


Grade 8 Calendar

  • Senior Trip

    Six Flags Great Adventure

  • Senior Prom

    Grand Prospect Hall

  • Graduation

    Brooklyn Academy of Music

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