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Bernice Ayer Middle School

Capistrano Unified School District

Contact us: (949) 366-9607

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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.

Note: Absences not excused within 72 hours may be considered truancies


Office Hours

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

*Limited summer hours


(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



Breaker Families,

BAMS continues to be recognized for the practices that support our students academically, socially, and emotionally. Several years ago, WEB was brought to our campus due to the hard work and voluntary hours of our parents in PTSA. This is another example of the school and community partnering together to help ALL students learn at the highest level. We are proud of our community, students, and staff and look forward to continued success. Enjoy this well written article about WEB.



Upcoming Minimum Days
  • Friday, October 18th 
  • Friday, December 13th
  • Friday, January 17th
  • Friday, January 31st
  • Friday, March 6th
  • Friday, March 20th
  • Friday, April 17th
  • Friday, May 29th
  • Thursday, June 4th


In the Spotlight

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.


Bernice Ayer Breakers