High School at Quarry Lane School in Dublin, California

By high school, students have begun to discover their unique interests and talents, and they may have different needs in the classroom to create a successful path to college. At Quarry Lane School in Dublin, we harbor an environment where students are able to choose their own academic pathways, which will each present a challenging curriculum with small class sizes and individualized attention. Students also have a number of extracurricular opportunities to better prepare for higher education with an education in the arts, athletics, community service, and study abroad programs. Here’s a closer look at the rigorous and rewarding challenges students may experience in our private high school.

High School

Harkness Method

The Harkness Method provides a unique classroom environment where students face each other seated at a large center table rather than individual desks facing the front of the room. Critical thinking and sharing of ideas is encouraged with collaborative student efforts favored over competition among students.

Academic Tracks

While all programs at Quarry Lane School are college-focused, students do have the opportunity to choose their own magnet courses and academic tracks for studies that are more engaging and goal-driven.

  • IB Diploma – The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is the most prestigious diploma in terms of university admission and college preparedness. Within the IB track, students will be able to choose a framework for their studies with subject areas such as law, medicine, science, business, or humanities.
  • STEM – For career-minded students, the STEM track offers hands-on learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition to preparing students for work in research positions at top universities, our STEM program allows students to solve real-world problems with innovative solutions in a team setting.
  • College Preparatory – The College Preparatory track is a more traditional program for the college-bound student with a number of AP courses and challenging graduation requirements.

College Preparation

Along with a comprehensive academic foundation, Quarry Lane School helps students find the right higher education opportunities with one-on-one college counseling for every pupil. Quarry Lane graduates have been accepted to some of the most prestigious universities, colleges, and higher education institutions in the nation and abroad.

Quarry Lane School is the only International Baccalaureate World School in the East Bay Area, and we are accredited by the National Independent Private Schools Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. To schedule a tour of our 10 acre campus in Dublin, call (925) 829-8000 to speak with a member of our staff.

Hours of Operation

  • 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday
  • Closed Sunday