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Quarry Lane School is a private college preparatory school that encourages students to strive for academic excellence. Many of our students win awards in competitions at the local and national levels. We’re proud of our students for winning the American Mathematics Competition, the Apex Math Competition, and many other mathematics and science competitions. One of our students once won first place in the National Science Teacher Association/Toshiba ExploraVision Science Competition—an especially outstanding achievement that included 14,000 entries.
Quarry Lane students have also achieved exceptional recognitions in the visual and performing arts fields at such notable competitions as the California State Fair Youth Art and Design Expo and the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. In the Congressional Art Competition in 2012, one of our students took first place. Other Quarry Lane students have excelled with their essays and orations, and with athletic endeavors.
You can view the full listing of student achievements on our college prep school’s website. Prospective parents may contact Quarry Lane School at (925) 394-4644 to inquire about admissions for our Dublin and Pleasanton campuses.
Last updated 9 days ago
Many parents choose to place their children in private schools because of the close-knit community, enrichment opportunities, and small class sizes. Children who attend a private school with small class sizes enjoy a whole host of benefits. In fact, small class sizes lend themselves to greater academic achievements. Children in these college preparatory schools also benefit from increased teacher attention and feedback, and better engagement with the material. Continue reading to find out more.
One of the most prominent benefits of a private school’s small class sizes is the greater level of personalized attention each student receives from the teacher. Teachers can adjust their teaching methods to suit each student and are better able to quickly notice if a student is having trouble in a particular area. Additionally, with a smaller class size, teachers can devote a greater portion of time to providing constructive feedback on each student’s work.
Students in large classes tend to be easily distracted with the greater level of activity. In a classroom with an ideal teacher-student ratio, students tend to be more engaged in the learning process. They also have better opportunities to contribute to classroom discussions
Private schools often strive for an ideal blend of individual and group work, or cooperative learning. Cooperative learning is often more effective in small classes because students can become better acquainted with their peers, develop collaborative relationships and benefit from constructive peer review.
Post-Secondary Education Transition
Yet another reason why college preparatory schools have recognized the importance of small class sizes is the transition to post-secondary education. Students in private schools with ideal class sizes actively participate in classroom discussions, a critical component of any high-quality college or university program.
Quarry Lane School is a coeducational, private school that boasts a close-knit community, small class sizes, and individualized attention. We offer a rigorous curriculum in a nurturing atmosphere for children of a wide age range—from preschoolers to 12th graders. Parents who wish to learn more about our college preparatory school can call our Dublin or Pleasanton campuses at (925) 394-4644.
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Please call the Admissions Offices at 925-394-4644 to schedule a personal tour of the Dublin Campus.
Last updated 17 days ago
The upper school at Quarry Lane offers an advanced, college prep curriculum in a private school setting for students of Dublin, Pleasanton, and surrounding communities. We have a range of honors and AP courses, plus a full schedule of extracurricular activities. We are also the only private school in the east bay to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. Here is a quick look at what our school has to offer.
The upper school at Quarry Lane was founded in 1991 in Dublin. Our 48-classroom school has a computer lab, chemistry lab, biology lab, robotics room, and engineering science lab. The campus is also home to a tennis courts, a track, and a student lounge. Our teachers have MS and PhD degrees, and we are accredited by NIPSA, WASC, NCPSA, and the IB World School program. Our afterschool activities include basketball, theater arts, and National Honor Society.
There is so much more to learn about Quarry Lane School’s Dublin upper school campus. Schedule a campus tour by calling (925) 394-4644 to see our amazing school for yourself.
Last updated 26 days ago
At Quarry Lane School, learning isn’t restricted to the classroom. We offer a plethora of afterschool activities to help students explore their interests and build important skills. Getting involved in the activities at our private school will help your child become a more rounded individual and bolster his or her college applications. Here is a look at just a few of the activities and clubs we offer at Quarry Lane School.
Visual and Performing Arts Clubs
If your child has a creative or dramatic flair, he or she is likely to find a fit among our visual and performing arts clubs. We offer a range of opportunities, including dance/yoga, improv, jazz band, studio arts, and theater arts. For those who wish to work behind the scenes, we also have clubs dedicated to stage and set design. Within these clubs, students have a chance to stay active and learn about a creative discipline. These clubs also help to boost confidence and give students a chance to develop their cooperation and collaboration skills.
For students with an interest in technology, Quarry Lane School hosts an array of afterschool activities. Your child can choose from app development, Java programming, robotics, and video production. Each of these clubs provides not only superb social opportunities, but also the chance to build skills that will give your child an edge in college and the workplace.
Other Student Associations
The halls of our private school locations are bustling each day after school with students delving deeper into their favorite subjects and enjoying their hobbies. Among the other clubs and associations we offer are Spanish, Science Bowl, Photography, Asian Culture, and National Honor Society.
Do you want your student to have a rich learning experience? If so, consider Quarry Lane School. Our private school has locations in Dublin and Pleasanton and offers preschool and Jr.K-12 college prep education. Find out about our curriculum or schedule a tour of one of our private school campuses by calling (925) 394-4644.