Engineering and Robotics
At Quarry Lane, engineering is part of our DNA. The fundamentals of engineering and design principals are introduced as early as Jr. Kindergarten and incorporated as one of our core curriculum classes by the third grade. With this foundation in engineering knowledge, our students are well-prepared to challenge themselves through our robust engineering and robotics program in our Upper School.
Students interested in pursuing engineering courses and laying a foundation for a degree and/or career in engineering have the opportunity to select from a wide variety of specially designed courses and project work, taught by industry professionals.
Our world-class engineering and robotics program fuels innovation, teamwork, and creativity that wholly prepare our students to become the innovators, thinkers and leaders of tomorrow.
Quarry Lane's award-winning robotics team offers both a middle and high school program, both competitive and non-competitive, for students interested in the world of robotics. Our robotics teams compete at the local, state, and national level of competition.
Our high school robotics team competes in the FIRST® Tech Challenge circuit. In 2018, the high school robotics team won the California state tournament, qualifying to compete in the West Coast Super Regional Championship, held in Spokane, Washington.
A Focus on Growth and Mentorship
Quarry Lane participates in the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics program, a program that emphasizes teamwork, collaboration, and mentorship in addition to developing technical skills. While highly competitive, the FIRST program emphasizes both teaching and learning, and strives to foster important life skills such as confidence, leadership and communication as part of its core mission. This mentor-based approach has aligned well with Quarry Lane’s philosophy and values.
Quarry Lane robotics students have organized and participated in various community outreach and mentorship programs, including workshops with our elementary and preschool students.