Schools that offer science, technology and engineering education are preparing
the next generation of young innovators. By promoting and integrating
science, engineering and technology into their curriculum, private schools
often create more meaningful learning experiences for their students.
At Quarry Lane, science, engineering and technology education is taught
in an interdisciplinary fashion that equips students with a stronger understanding
of concepts and encourages critical thinking and problem solving skills.
A college preparatory school should provide students with exceptional
classroom instruction that prepares them to excel in institutes of higher
learning and beyond. Private schools that specialize in science, engineering
and technology education help prepare their students by adopting a hands-on
approach that gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge
in developing real-world solutionsBy taking this hands-on approach to
learning, students are better equipped to develop and retain a strong
understanding of science, engineering and technology concepts, and how—together—they
are used in solving today’s complex problems.
In a typical public school, students may spend a few hours or less on
a particular aspect of a subject area. While this is useful for providing
students with a basic overview on a subject, it does not lend itself to
the acquisition of in-depth knowledge, nor does it contribute greatly
to academic inquisitiveness. With a science, engineering and technology
focused education at a college preparatory school, students are encouraged
to develop their unique interests through extensive projects and other
hands-on activities. By connecting these disciplines and emphasizing real-world
application, skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and creativity
are honed which opens the door to more meaningful learning experiences.
Projected Job Growth
Another reason why science, engineering and technology education is so
important for students is the reality of today’s economic climate.
Jobs that rely on science, engineering and technology education are among
the fastest growing sectors, both in the U.S. and abroad. Students with
a solid background in these disciplines can pursue their dream careers,
which are likely to offer excellent salary potential.
Quarry Lane School, a college preparatory school in Pleasanton, have access to our rigorous
academic tracks. In addition, our private high school provides an applied
science curriculum that enables students to become adept with the latest
technology in our fabrication lab, including a 3D printer. Families in
Pleasanton and Dublin, CA, can explore our programs on our website or
contact us at (925) 829-8000.