Student Life

At Quarry Lane, education goes beyond the classroom experience. We provide our middle school students with ample opportunities outside of the classroom that promote our students' social and emotional learning during this important stage of development. These opportunities also allow our students to discover their passions and strengths while forging connections with one another. We believe in fostering an atmosphere that celebrates individuality, diversity, and respect for others, and also embraces our core philosophy that "I can make a difference". So, whether it's an after-school club, event, or travel experience, we strive to help our students develop positive connections with their community, their peers, and themselves.


Each spring, the Quarry Lane Upper School takes a pause in traditional instruction and designates an entire week for exploration, excursions and community building activities. This week, known as Intraterm, provides students with an opportunity for personal, social and emotional growth outside of the regular classroom setting through experiential learning experiences in a variety of settings.

Quarry Lane offers several travel opportunities during Intraterm and encourage students to take part in these experiences. During these trips, students form bonds with each other and share an immersive learning experience that enriches their overall education at Quarry Lane

Intraterm 2018

Clubs and Extracurricular Programs

Quarry Lane School environmental club

Quarry Lane offers a wide variety of students clubs and extracurricular programs throughout the year. Students can forge new friendships, hone their skills and discover new passions through participating in these programs.

The club community at Quarry Lane is student driven. A student or group of students who share a common goal or interest can easily begin their own club along with one of our dedicated faculty mentors. All of our student clubs are open to both middle and high school students.

Below is a sample of student clubs and associations that may be offered at Quarry Lane:

  • Alice Rose Magazine
  • American Heart Club
  • ARK Club
  • Art Club
  • Asian Culture Club
  • Baking Club
  • Business/Stock Market Club
  • Cancer Free Zone Club
  • Care Club
  • CA Scholarship Federation
  • Chess Club
  • Cougar Choir
  • Cougars in Action (community service)
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Dance Club (MS)
  • DECA
  • Engineering Club
  • Environmental Club
  • ESL Tutoring
  • Excursion Club
  • Fashion & Design Club
  • French Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Glee Club
  • Harvard Model Congress (HS only)
  • Jazz Band
  • Journalism Club
  • Key Club
  • Mandarin Tutoring Club
  • Mastane Bollywood Club
  • Math Club
  • Math Tutoring Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Philosophy Club
  • Photography Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Poetry Club
  • Politics Club
  • QLS/MIT Launch Club
  • Red Cross Club
  • Robotics Team
  • Rock Band Club
  • School Beautification Club
  • Science Bowl
  • Science Club (MS)
  • Science Olympiad
  • Self Defense Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Speech & Debate
  • Stage & Set Design Club
  • Student Council
  • Team HBV
  • TED Talk Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Theatre Troupe
  • US-International Student Alliance

Events and Activities

Social activities and events are an important component of The Quarry Lane School community. Throughout the year, Quarry Lane offers a number of social events and activities that provides students, faculty and families with an opportunity to socialize and engage with each other outside of the classroom setting.

The Student Activities department, along with our middle school student council, organizes a number of fun-filled student events throughout the year, including:

  • Dances
  • On-site activities (MS March Madness, etc.)
  • Off-site activities (Go-Karts, mini-golf, skate rink, etc.)
  • Spirit Week
  • Pep Rallies
  • Class competitions (Elf Run, Pie-a-Teacher, etc.)
  • School-wide events (Winter Arts Festival, Art Stroll)
  • and more!

Middle School Athletics

The middle school athletics program focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, health, safety, responsibility, accountability and building meaningful relationships. The QLS athletics program has three seasons: Fall (August through October), Winter (November through February), and Spring (March through May). At our middle school level, we offer the following sports*:

  • Fall Sports: Cross Country (Co-ed) and Girls Volleyball
  • Winter Sports: Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball and Co-ed Soccer
  • Spring Sports: Track and Field (Co-ed) and Badminton (Co-ed)

*Subject to change based on student interest and availability

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QLS Middle School Girls Volleyball
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