Philosophy, Mission & History

Students at QLS in Dublin, CAPHILOSOPHY

The guiding philosophy of The Quarry Lane School is “I can make a difference.” Within this philosophy, we strive to meet the emotional and educational needs of our students and encourage further social and academic exploration. Our goal is to develop the whole child in a learning environment which promotes self-esteem, encourages natural creativity and provides a solid academic foundation.

The mission of The Quarry Lane School is to create an atmosphere that inspires a lifelong love of learning so that each student can reach his or her fullest potential--emotionally, socially, academically, and physically--in order to assume responsibility as a future citizen of the world. The Quarry Lane School is a nonsectarian, co-educational day school which supports a diverse faculty and student body."


The Quarry Lane School was created by founder and president, Dr. Sabri Arac, in 1991. He received his bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and earned his master’s degree and doctorate in Metallurgy/Materials Science from University of Arizona. Dr. Arac spent his early years working in the corporate world, most notably for Hewlett-Packard. He has published numerous technical works in the area of science and holds a United States patent in electronics.

While teaching at the college level, Dr. Arac began to take interest in developing a college preparatory school that would incorporate his passions for science and mathematics and prepared students for the 21st century. He envisioned a complete educational path resulting in a dynamic, high-level, secular, college preparatory school that would span kindergarten through 12th grade, provide cutting-edge instruction and honor a core group of values. This passion and vision culminated in the establishment of The Quarry Lane School. Dr. Arac is committed to developing outstanding educational programs and believes strongly in providing students with a solid foundation in education and life experiences.