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Bernice Ayer Middle School

Capistrano Unified School District

Contact us: (949) 366-9607



For your convenience we have a 24-hour absentee line. If your child is going to be absent from school please call 369-6468 and state your name and your child's name, state grade level, and the reason for the absence. If you are unable to call, please have your child bring a note the fist day he/she returns to school.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Limited summer hours

Library Help Needed

Please volunteer to help with text book return. Click here to sign up. Thank you!


Delivery dates will be June 4th to 8th grade and June 5th to 6th and 7th grade. 


If we have extras we will be selling them after school for $45...checks payable to BAMS PTSA. Sell dates will be:


June 4th to 8th grade only after school

June 5th all grades after school

June 6th all grades after school

8th Grade Dance Volunteers Needed

Please click here to sign up to volunteer. 



(949) 682-8398

Text Reports of:

- Abuse
- Bullying
- Depression
- Drug sales/Drug use
- Fights/Pre-Fights
- Safety concerns about a friend
- Thefts
- Threats to campus safety
- Suspicious activity
- Vandalism



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About Us




Bernice Ayer Middle School (est. 1998) is a 6th – 8th Middle school, feeding into San Clemente High School (est. 1965). BAMS is one of the few Dual Immersion Middles Schools within the Capistrano Unified School District. Other programs offered include ASB, PAL, WEB, Choir, Drama, Yearbook, Video Production, Band and Orchestra.  There are about 900 students currently enrolled.