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. Teachers at TAMS recognize that there is much more to be taught in grades 6-8 than just a dynamic academic curriculum. During this fundamental stage of development, students must be challenged to explore, inquire, connect, and grow, in and outside the classroom.

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. 

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


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TAMS Faculty

Kirk Agreste

Middle School Wellness Teacher

Louise Benham

Special Education Teacher

Heidi Brewer

Middle School Humanities Teacher, Golden Edge Coordinator, Dorm Parent

Haley Carter

Middle School School Counselor, Junior Varsity Field Hockey Coach

Elizabeth Cooney

Grade 6 Teacher

Debbie Crepeau

Administrative Assistant

Cara DameBrusie

Middle School World Languages Teacher

Ruth Dater

Middle School ELL Teacher

Joshua Dracup

Middle School Visual Arts Teacher, Upper School Visual Arts Teacher

Nicole Faulkner

School Nurse

Ryan Hersey

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

Lisa LaBrecque

Grade 6 Teacher

Ashley Lanoie

Educational Technician -- Braillist

Karen Laverriere

Middle School ELA Teacher

Bob LePauloue

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Leslie Mourmouras

Ed Tech

Craig Pendergrass

Middle School Math Teacher

Tom Rackmales

Grade 6 Teacher

Tiffany Robert

Middle School Principal

David Stebbins

Performing Arts Teacher

Amanda Tripp

Educational Technician

Tracie True

Middle School Math Teacher

Ed Whiting

Middle School ELA Teacher