Core Academic Programs

At BAMS, both students and staff members are organized into teams of 7th and 8th graders. Core teams, both students and teachers, are identified as Team Canis Major, Team Leo, Team Draco, and Team Taurus, named after constellations. Students in each of the core teams share a common group of core teachers—English, math, science, social studies and, as appropriate, receive the services of Academic Support or Special Education. Core teams loop, meaning that they teach the same group of students for two years, beginning in their 7th grade year and continuing with these students through the end of their 8th grade year.

The following links will take you to the content area curriculum.


Team Leo                                                             Team Draco
Tom Patuto - Math                                                 Peggy Maxfield - Math
Matt Betz - Science                                               Jake McDermott - Science
Jessica Earp - Social Studies                                Joe Rivers - Social Studies
Julianne Eagan - English                                       Elizabeth Scanlon - English

Team Canis Major                                                Team Taurus
Eric Libardoni - Math                                              Debi Serafino - Math
Kristie Henderson - Science                                   Stephanie Pike - Science
                 Joe Powers - Social Studies                                 Anne Koplinka-Loehr - Social Studies
   Gabriella Raccio - English                                       Michael Lonergan - English
                                                                                                Canis Major FB Page