Principal: Kristen Gauthier

(603) 673-8944 / fax (603) 673-6774



Amherst Middle School believes in a student centered learning community. Students learn through academics, athletics, co-curricular activities, and school events. Students at Amherst Middle School have the unique experience of being a part of the school community for four years which allows them to build strong relationships and experience academic and social-emotional continuity. Students feel a sense of belonging to the school through assignment to interdisciplinary teaching teams and advisory groups (Morning Meeting/Launchpad). Students are also given the opportunity to choose their learning experiences and express their interests through a variety of unified arts offerings. The school has a strong partnership within the community it serves, including school boards and the Parent Teacher Association.

AMS welcomes 664 students in grades 5 to 8. The Lower School is comprised of grades 5 and 6, and the Upper School is comprised of grades 7 and 8. Each school is supported by its own administrator and counseling team. This larger teaming, along with smaller interdisciplinary teaching teams, helps students to navigate the larger school environment and feel connected with adults and peers throughout their middle school experience.

Teachers and Other Staff Members:


Lower School (Grades 5 and 6):

Assistant Principal:

 School Counselor: Maggie Kim: [email protected], ext. 7017

Social Counselor:


Upper School: (Grades 7 & 8):

Assistant Principal: John Schuttinger: [email protected]

School Counselor: Chris Beede: [email protected], ext 7130

Social Worker: Deb Dionne: [email protected], ext 7129