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. We offer a robust, supportive program that challenges students to participate in all aspects of robotics including planning, designing, building, and driving. Through it all, our students are supported by a world-class team of experienced mentors.
Both teams compete in the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) circuit, widely considered the elite level of competition. The FIRST® program places an emphasis on its core values of inclusion, teamwork, discover, innovation, impact and fun, and promotes a mentor-based approach to its programs. Through FIRST®, students learn the power of collaboration and teamwork, while also learning about the sophisticated concepts, software, hardware, and principals that go into a building a successful robot.
Throughout the years, our Upper School robotics teams have competed and earned honors at both the state and national level. 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.