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The library is a cornerstone of any school. At Quarry Lane School, we’ve gone the extra mile to ensure our college preparatory students have all the resources they need to succeed at their fingertips. Students can develop a lifelong love of reading as they browse through our extensive collection, which includes more than 12,500 books. Each day, we add more fiction and non-fiction titles to our collection. Additionally, our students have access to a wealth of online resources to conduct research.
Our Upper School Library is located on the Dublin campus of our private school. Each day of the school week, our library is open until 5 p.m., giving students plenty of time to pursue their own interests and complete their classwork. Students in grades four through 12 are welcome to use our Upper School Library. We also invite candidates for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma to make use of our collection while they work on their Extended Essays.
Parents in Dublin and Pleasanton who wish to learn more about the library, curriculum, enrichment activities, or resources of Quarry Lane School are invited to browse our website. You can also call us at (925) 394-4644 to discuss admissions.
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The health benefits of physical activity are well known. When kids participate in team sports at their private high schools, they are less likely to be diagnosed with obesity and less likely to suffer health problems later in life, such as heart disease and diabetes. However, college preparatory schools typically provide team sports opportunities because they offer so much more for students. When your child joins a sports team at his or her private school, he or she is likely to develop a better sense of sportsmanship, improved teamwork skills, and enhanced time management abilities.
Sports are exciting because of their competitive nature. However, they’re also about respect, or good sportsmanship. Students who participate in team sports at their private school learn to respect their teammates, their opponents, and their coaches. They learn to take pride in achieving personal goals and winning games, while respecting the kids on the other team. When their team loses a game, kids learn to accept the loss with dignity and grace, and to move forward from it.
Because they tend to lack significant life experience, children are often egocentric. As a member of a team; however, private school students learn to embrace the strengths and weaknesses of every member of the team. They learn of the importance of working together to accomplish a goal and to support the team as a whole.
Time management is a skill that must be acquired through practice. The demanding curriculum available at a college preparatory school is one way for your child to learn time management skills. However, adding enrichment activities such as team sports can help your child overcome procrastination and learn to successfully handle a full schedule.
At Quarry Lane School, your child will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of team sports. Our college preparatory school offers soccer, volleyball, basketball, track, and other sports activities. To learn more, call our Dublin or Pleasanton campuses at (925) 394-4644 or visit the website of our private school for information on our rigorous curriculum.
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Although the core subjects will always be a critical area for students enrolled in a college preparatory school, enrichment activities are essential for a well-rounded education. Encouraging your kids to join a competitive sports team can offer many benefits. You’ll likely notice that they become more mature, responsible young adults. Sports activities teach kids time management skills; they’ll learn to stay on top of their classwork while getting to practice on time.
You can hear more about the benefits of competitive sports by watching this interview with Natalie Hawkins. Natalie is the mother of Gabby Douglas, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist. She has watched all of her children, including Gabby, become more responsible and resilient because of competitive sports.
Quarry Lane School is a college preparatory school serving the East Bay area. Parents can reach our private school’s campuses in Dublin and Pleasanton by calling (925) 394-4644.
Last updated 19 days ago
Here at Quarry Lane School, we stand by our effective college preparatory curriculum. Our private school challenges students to reach their full potential, achieve academic excellence, and develop personal integrity. We believe that our enrichment activities support the overall development of our college preparatory students. While academics are our core focus, we invite students to explore the dozens of activity opportunities available at our high school.
Unless otherwise specified, all of our student associations are available to both middle school and high school students. We add to our many offerings based on interest expressed by our students. Whether your child is a budding chef, a mathematical genius, or a future leader in the political arena, we have a student association to match his or her interests. Your student might like to join our Journalism Club, Model United Nations, Harvard Model Congress, or Team HBV, for example. Some of our other offerings include the Cupcake Contribution Club, Science Bowl, Cougars in Action (community service club), and Health Awareness Club.
At our private school, we firmly believe in giving students a thorough grounding to meet the demands of today’s high-tech world. We encourage students to nurture their interests in math and science by joining our specialized robotics, app development or Java programming.
Visual and Performing Arts
Students at Quarry Lane School have plenty of opportunities to express their creative spirit. Your child might wish to join our Photography Club, Theater Troupe, or Fashion and Design Club. He or she could also take a dance or yoga class, join our jazz or rock band, or learn about set design for the stage.
If you have a question about the student activities offered at Quarry Lane School, please contact us at (925) 394-4644. Our college preparatory school is pleased to serve families in the East Bay area with our campuses in Dublin, and East and West Pleasanton. In addition to our student activities, team sports, and demanding curriculum, our private school provides extensive college counseling.
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Middle school students at Quarry Lane School have access to a broad spectrum of enrichment activities, including activities after school. We encourage students to take advantage of our upper school library, which is available to middle school students from dismissal to 4:45 p.m. each school day. Students may choose to begin their homework at this time or meet with friends to form a study group. Additionally, students at our private school may choose to enroll in weekly private or semi-private music lessons. An independent provider, Art and Soul Music Studios, offers 30 minute lessons in voice and a variety of instruments, including guitar, piano, and saxophone.
At Quarry Lane School, we recognize that athletic teams give students the opportunity for personal growth and achievement. Our athletic programs emphasize collaboration, sportsmanship, and personal responsibility. Students may choose to participate in after school sports teams, such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, track, and badminton.
For more information about our private school, please contact Quarry Lane School at (925) 394-4644. Parents in the Dublin and Pleasanton areas can also learn more about our college preparatory curriculum by visiting our website.