Middle School Academics

Learning comes to life at Thornton Academy Middle School.

Thornton Academy Middle School (TAMS) is a place where everyone knows each other, and teachers inspire their students by fostering a sense of curiosity. The faculty and staff at TAMS are passionate about what they do, and committed to providing a safe space for their students to learn and take risks. If a student is need of academic support, they can take advantage of the school homework club, Math Academy or make an appointment to work with their teacher before or after school. 

The 6th grade curriculum focuses on skills that will allow students to be successful in the future. 6th graders have English Language Arts and Math every day to set a strong foundation for future success. Learn more about our commitment to important skills.

8th grade students at TAMS are able to take classes at the Upper School if they qualify academically. This opportunity gives them a chance to get ahead and be challenged appropriately. Learn more about how TAMS can get you a step ahead in 8th grade

We have been part of the TAMS family for 3 years now and are looking forward to the next 3 years with our youngest daughter entering 6th grade. You really feel like you are part of the family when you walk through the doors at TAMS. Everyone is happy, welcoming, and they know you and all the students by name. Every staff member at TAMS genuinely cares for all the students.

Amy Elie, parent 

Curriculum at TAMS

TAMS Faculty

Kirk Agreste

Middle School Wellness Teacher, TAMS Cross Country & Track Head Coach

Louise Benham

Middle School Special Education Teacher

Katie Buttarazzi

Middle School ELA Teacher

Elizabeth Cooney

Grade 6 Teacher

Debbie Crepeau

Administrative Assistant

Cara DameBrusie

Middle School World Languages Teacher

Joshua Dracup

Middle School Visual Arts Teacher, Upper School Visual Arts Teacher

Sarah Edgerly


Brittany Gregoricus

Middle School Math Teacher

Vincent Hawk

Van Driver

Ryan Hersey

Middle School Science Teacher, Middle School Assistant Principal, Head Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach

Lisa LaBrecque

Grade 6 Teacher

Karen Laverriere

Middle School ELA Teacher

Bob LePauloue

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Craig Pendergrass

Middle School Math & Science Teacher

Deborah Prescott

School Nurse

Kelsey Ramsey

Middle School Counselor

Tiffany Robert

Middle School Principal, Residential Life Parent

Diane Scontras

Educational Technician

Lindsay Waller

Music Teacher

Ed Whiting

Middle School ELA Teacher