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 their 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.


A significant expected schoolwide learning result is one that demonstrates, as a result of meaningful and authentic learning experiences over time, that learners will be able to exhibit a culmination of their learning in a real world context that has significant purpose and meaning for them and others. (Adapted from Fontana USD)

The following Expected Schoolwide Learning Results have been created to suit the needs of The Quarry Lane School and its programs. These ESLRs define what each student should know, understand and be able to do upon their exit from The Quarry Lane School.

Expected Schoolwide Learning Results in Dublin, CA
I.) All Quarry Lane School students will strive to be effective communicators who
  • A. Speak and write with clarity
  • B. Use technology and fine arts as media for expression
II.) All Quarry Lane School students will strive to be critical thinkers and problem solvers who
  • A. Demonstrate academic readiness for higher learning through analysis and application of information and self-evaluation
  • B. Collaborate to establish and to accomplish effective goals
III.) All Quarry Lane School students will strive to be individuals who
  • A. Demonstrate the Quarry Lane School values outlined through our Cougars of Distinction traits and community service
  • B. Celebrate diversity and tolerance
  • C. Develop and apply leadership skills
  • D. Lead a healthy lifestyle