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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

Breaker Pride Award Meeting - 9/25/19 @ Lunch in MPR

Breaker Pride Award 

1. There will be a mandatory meeting for students on September 25th, 1:05 p.m., (during student’s lunch) in the MPR for students who are interested in earning the Breaker Pride Award this year. 

2. The purpose of this annual award is to reward students who demonstrate outstanding service along with outstanding scholarship and citizenship.

3.  This award is presented to students who complete an approved proposal form, acquire 15 hours of school/community service, maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher, and demonstrate good citizenship.

4.  Interested students must attend the MANDATORY meeting for information and to receive the Breaker Pride Award packet. 

5.  There will be a one meeting makeup date, TBD.  If your student does not attend one the dates they will NOT be eligible to participate, NO EXCEPTIONS.


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, September, 13th

Friday, September 27th 

Friday, October 18th 

Friday, December 13th

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(949) 682-8398
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  • 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.


Bernice Ayer Breakers