STEM Education at Quarry Lane School in Dublin, California

Both domestic and international economic growth are hinged upon STEM careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In order to prepare students to become innovators in these career fields, private schools are rethinking STEM education to get students excited about these subjects that have historically been shrouded in stigmas among high school students. Focusing not only on academics, but also on solving real-world problems through creative thinking, teamwork, and technology, Quarry Lane School provides students with unique opportunities to discover their talents and possible careers in the East Bay Area, where technology based careers abound.

STEM Magnets
With magnet focuses in the high school curriculum, students will be able to discover their preferred STEM subject areas in greater detail for a more comprehensive college prep experience. Each magnet schedule includes summer camps and internships with the option of completing an International Baccalaureate Diploma.

  • The Science magnet allows students to learn about green technologies and biological links to the environment while choosing between a chemistry and biology focus.
  • In the math and computer science magnet, students will explore more advanced mathematics in AP courses while learning introductory code and software programming.
  • The engineering magnet combines higher level math courses, physics, and computer science to let students discover different branches of engineering they may pursue in college.
  • With the medicine magnet, students will be immersed into the fields of biology, anatomy, and biomedical sciences to prepare for the rigorous studies needed for acceptance into medical school after college.

Real-world Projects
Creativity and innovation are trademarks of STEM career success, so student learning is not confined to a classroom. Students are involved in real-world projects that solve problems facing the world today so they are able to see the true potential of choosing a career in STEM. Middle school and high school students at Quarry Lane participate in projects including designing a street legal electric car, creating portable shelters for the homeless, or building a micro-house. In the fabrication lab, students have access to 3D printing technology, CAD software, and laser cutters so they may create and test ideas while collaborating and cooperating with fellow students.

Need for STEM students
Overall, STEM careers will have grown 14% between 2010 and 2020 with biomedical engineering and medical science at the forefront of career growth. In public schools, there is a vast underproduction of students prepared to study STEM subjects at the college level, but private schools are able to provide the resources that get students excited about STEM to unlock their talents.

A K-12 college preparatory education with Quarry Lane School can provide your student with academic advantages throughout his or her development and during college. As an accredited, private day school, Quarry Lane is a small community of 900 students and 135 teachers across three campuses in Dublin and Pleasanton. You can schedule a visit to one of our campuses by calling (925) 829-8000.

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