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Bernice Ayer Middle School

Capistrano Unified School District

Contact us: (949) 366-9607

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Office Hours

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

Please visit our attendance windows during our office hours for assistance. 


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 first day he/she returns to school.

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


BAMS awarded for distance-learning efforts during pandemic
BAMS recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement
SC Times Article
Bernice Ayer Middle School honored as Model Professional Learning Community at Work
PLC Award
PAL programs and advisors recognized for earn honors for engaging students
PAL Article
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IPE for the 2021-22 School Year


Message to families-For the 2021-22 school year, we will once again be supporting families interested in participating in the CUSD Independent Physical Education (IPE) program. This link takes interested student athletes to the form needed to formally apply for IPE in the 2021-22 school year. If you are currently an IPE student in the 2020-21 school year, you will not need to complete the form and will be automatically added to the IPE program for the 2021-22 school year., if you plan to compete and apply for IPE as a new IPE student, you will need to complete the linked form below. Please fill out the form and get it to your school site for approval as you prepare for the upcoming school year.

·         IPE Application Link

minimum days

Monday, April 26th  

Monday, May 24th

Thursday, June 3rd

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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.


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