The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program encompasses the most
rigorous curriculum a private high school student can choose. The IB Diploma
program is ideal for students who excel in academics and wish to challenge
Quarry Lane School
is the only private, college preparatory school in the East Bay area to
offer the IB Diploma program.
Quarry Lane’s IB Diploma program enables students to select courses
from six subject groups. These include Experimental Sciences, Second Language,
English, Math, the Arts, and Individuals and Societies. Three to four
courses are taken at the Higher Level; the remainder is taken at the Standard
Level. This allows students to develop their particular academic interests.
All of these courses span the junior and senior years. Some examples of
courses a student might take include geography, economics, classical languages,
mathematical studies, design technology, and business management. They
may also choose from dance, film, music, theater, and visual arts. In
addition, IB students at our private high school must complete all IB
There are three core requirements students must complete for the IB Diploma
program: the extended essay, theory of knowledge (TOK) and creativity,
action and service (CAS). The extended essay requires students to complete
a self-directed 4,000-word essay that explores a topic of interest, and
demonstrates exceptional research and writing skills. Students also take
an interdisciplinary TOK class. In this course, students are expected
to develop critical thinking skills and to reflect upon the nature of
knowledge. The course is assessed with an essay and an oral presentation.
Lastly, IB students at our private high school are expected to participate
in our CAS program. The CAS program promotes
enriching experiences outside the classroom, including community service work, artistic endeavors, sports activities,
and other projects.
Quarry Lane School is pleased to offer the
IB Diploma program to our private high school students. A student’s success in the
IB Diploma program is contingent upon a high level of commitment from
the student, parents, and teachers. If you feel the IB Diploma program
may be right for your child, contact our college prep school in Dublin,
CA or Pleasanton at (925 )829-8000.