Calendar of Events

  • Summer Bridge Program

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • School Begins

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • Parent Association Meeting

    Our first PA meeting of the 2016-2017 School Year, join us the the auditorium 8:40am
    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • Movie Night At JJ Bryne Park

    MS 51 – William Alexander Middle School
  • El al-Adha

    Schools Closed
    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. 




PA News



First Parent Association meeting, Thursday, September 8, 2016 @ 8:45am, first day of school in the auditorium.

PA event, Friday September 9, 2016 Movie Night JJ Bryne Park on the turf 7-9:30pm. 

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LeAP After School Program

Collaboration with Gowanus Conservancy