Academic Tracks

At the Upper School level, Quarry Lane is proud to offer three distinct academic tracks:

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Track

The IB Diploma Programme Track provides a comprehensive education to prepare students for top university study. It has an interdisciplinary, global curriculum which begins in the junior year. Oral and written examinations are internationally developed and assessed. Quarry Lane is the only private high school in the East Bay Area to offer this prestigious diploma, which is considered the gold standard for university admission.

Learn more about the IB Diploma Programme at Quarry Lane

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Track

We have developed a challenging Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Track for high school students who want to focus on these areas as a future career. Our applied science curriculum models a real-world design and research engineering lab, which supports students' empirical and theoretical research projects. These projects create opportunities for students to work alongside industry professionals at top universities and research labs. This track is not only focused on academics, but also challenges students to solve real-world problems using the disciplines of science and engineering.

College Preparatory Track

The College Preparatory Track curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for the academic challenges of higher education. With high academic expectations for all students, our graduation requirements ensure a comprehensive educational foundation and meet, or surpass, the admissions standards of public and private universities across the country. We offer a variety of advanced placement (AP) classes which allow our students to achieve university credits before they graduate from high school.