At Quarry Lane, education goes beyond the classroom experience. We provide our middle school students with ample opportunities outside of the classroom that promote our students' social and emotional learning during this important stage of development. These opportunities also allow our students to discover their passions and strengths while forging connections with one another. We believe in fostering an atmosphere that celebrates individuality, diversity, and respect for others, and also embraces our core philosophy that "I can make a difference". So, whether it's an after-school club, event, or travel experience, we strive to help our students develop positive connections with their community, their peers, and themselves.
Each year Quarry Lane School provides opportunities for our students to travel and take their learning beyond the classroom. During these trips, students form bonds with each other and share an immersive learning experience that enriches their overall education at Quarry Lane.
Past middle school experiences have included a Yosemite backpacking adventure, a trip to the Sierra Crest as part of the Headwaters Science Institute outdoor learning program, and an excursion to our nation's capital. Programs and excursions are subject to change each year based on availability and interest.
Quarry Lane offers a wide variety of students clubs and extracurricular programs throughout the year. Students can forge new friendships, hone their skills and discover new passions through participating in these programs.
The club community at Quarry Lane is student driven. A student or group of students who share a common goal or interest can easily begin their own club along with one of our dedicated faculty mentors. All of our student clubs are open to both middle and high school students.
Below is a sample of student clubs and associations that may be offered at Quarry Lane:*
- Alice Rose Magazine
- Asian Culture Club
- CA Scholarship Federation
- Charity Club
- Chess Club
- Cougar Choir
- Cougars in Action (community service)
- Current Events Club
- Dead Poets Society
- DECA (business club)
- Engineering Club
- ESL Tutoring
- Fashion & Design Club
- Gay-Straight Alliance
- Girls Who Code
- Global Awareness Club
- Harvard Model Congress (HS Only)
- Java Programming Club
- Journalism Club
- Maker Club
- Math Club
- Math Tutoring Club
- Model United Nations (HS Only)
- National Honor Society (HS Only)
- Project M.I.M.E.
- QLS Sitaare
- School Beautification Club
- Science Club
- Science Olympiad
- Spanish Club
- Speech & Debate
- Stock Market and Economics Club
- Student Council
- Team HBV
- The Helper for International Students (THIS)
Social activities and events are an important component of The Quarry Lane School community. Throughout the year, Quarry Lane offers a number of social events and activities that provides students, faculty and families with an opportunity to socialize and engage with each other outside of the classroom setting.
The Student Activities department, along with our middle school student council, organizes a number of fun-filled student events throughout the year, including:
- On-site activities (MS March Madness, etc.)
- Off-site activities (Go-Karts, mini-golf, skate rink, etc.)
- Spirit Week
- Pep Rallies
- Class competitions (Elf Run, Pie-a-Teacher, etc.)
- School-wide events (Winter Arts Festival, Art Stroll)
- and more!