The Quarry Lane School Reviews
Rating 4.25 out of 5 139 reviews
Quarry Lane has exceeded my expectations on every level. The quality of education is top notch and even during a pandemic, the school rose above and beyond. Students’ various needs are met and addressed, there are plenty of opportunities for extra-curricular activities, the community is very kind and helpful, the school is well equipped with new technology, staff is so approachable and accommodating and above all, my children (Middle School and Lower School) feel happy and supported in their academic journey.
I graduated from QLS a few years ago and in that time, I've grown to appreciate how much the school prepared me for college and life afterwards. Obviously the IB program helped me prepare for college-level courses and workload, and especially college-level writing which helped me a ton. I would also say that the small school size gave me opportunities to not only build up my profile for college applications, but discover things that I wouldn't have thought I'd be interested in. The small school environment allowed me to develop deep friendships, many of which I still stay in touch with. I had many amazing teachers at QLS. I felt that they knew who I was beyond the classwork and really supported me to help me succeed.
After teaching in the public school system, I decided to join QuarryLane and have never looked back. Here I am able to differentiate, teaching every student to their level, while having a high expectations. (In public school we were told to teach to the middle of the class and not to worry about the academically strong students.) I have found administration extremely supportive, whether it is tools that I need in my classroom for teaching, supporting the Robotics Program/Speech and Debate Program and clubs, or just being there to give me advice or guidance. Administration continually surveys staff, and where feasible, implements our suggestions. I feel like my voice matters. Students are given opportunities to explore their passions, and are guided and supported by the teachers and administration. Each day I come to work and I am surrounded by a group of strong educators who work together as a team, recognizing the strengths of every student. QLS is a great place to work.
As a long time parent of QLS, I've been very happy with my experience. I have 2 children, one in that is just finishing their elementary program and one in their high school. Both children have done very well, and even during times when they weren't doing as well, I felt teachers were always accessible and responsive. I've always meant to leave a review, but never seem to find the time. After seeing a couple of very negative comments and serious accusations, I wanted to share my experience. I care about my kids being happy, having more opportunities (why we select private), and actually learning. Both kids have thrived & are way ahead of their peers in other schools. I've always been taken with how polite, well-spoken, and respectful the students are, which says something about the culture. I see the school making huge efforts to keep the kids connected and engaged throughout COVID which I REALLY appreciate. Can't speak for anyone else, but I would & have 100% recommend QLS.
Absolutely terrible school. Administration does nothing to improve the lives of the students that go there, are terrible unorganized and constantly postponing, canceling, and rescheduling events, and have ignored racist and sexist issues that have happened at school. There is no sense of community at the school and everyone is hyper competitive, and given the small size of the student body, social life quickly becomes toxic (which the admin has done nothing about). There are no athletic opportunities and minimal focus on clubs. The only two successful clubs (Speech and Debate and Robotics) are no longer run by the teachers that made them successful because admin would not help them but rather looked to save money. Teachers are constantly coming and going with insanely high turn over rates. This is NOT the school to go
The academics is top notch, having an IB, AP and regular track programs for all students that attend. School Culture-4/10 The kids at this place are amazing but there are no real connections between school and kids. It's clicky but again, it's not. Diversity-3/10 while there are a lot of kids of color at QLS, the diversity is not that diverse with most of the school being Indian and Asian. Administration-Head of the School does not always make the best decision as money is always an issue. Senior Director is amazing and always willing to take calls. Upper school head seems to be in over his head-no formal training. MS head is great but is always pulled in every direction. Sports-2/10. They are not allowed to play even though other schools around them are. Teachers here are amazing, but they have a hard time keeping them as there is a lot of turnover. All in all, it's a good academic school, but overall, it's just average. Most of the reviews on here are not accurate
I felt compelled to leave a review for Quarry Lane, especially during a year like we have had. This was one of the reasons we came to QLS. We had heard they managed the shift to remote learning during SIP exceptionally from friends. My child went back to campus earlier this year, and I appreciated that they gave families the choice of what they felt comfortable with. The teachers and administration have done of keeping the students happy and learning through all of the different transitions we've had. I feel safe bringing my child here, and she is happy. I am glad we made the shift, and will definitely stay here long after this pandemic.
The academics at The Quarry Lane School are very good. However, as a result of the difficulty of the school, many students spend most of their time just focusing on grades and nothing else. Fortunately, most students are pretty nice.
My experience with Quarry Lane so far has been good. I appreciate how many of the upper school teachers are considerate of the well-being of the students while teaching, however, the tuition is quite expensive, and the students don't receive any type of discounts on textbooks nor anything else (some of my textbooks have been two-hundred dollars).
Highly academic. Small class size. Administration listens, not sure if they incorporate professional feedback though. Strong college counselors. Beautiful robotics and engineering facilities. Good communication. Don't offer very interesting extracurricular clubs. Students likely don't have much time since the school day is long. Focus on academics. Exceptional during COVID-19 SIP and the quick transfer to online schooling. Although QLS is highly expensive private school, so I expect more. They don't have sponsors like some other private or international schools - something they should explore. I rate at 3.5 stars.
I loved the small class sizes. It felt like I was a part of a very tight knit community. I was able to participate in the clubs and extracurriculars that I wanted to throughout high school. I also was able to pick up and play a varsity sport my freshman year. I enjoy the diversity and the culture the school has to offer, as well as the unique courses it offers. While the diploma program is difficult, it has taught me much about the world.
Highly recommend QLS to anyone who is looking for a close-knit school community, and plenty of opportunities to get the most out of your education. In addition to the rigorous IB program, the school provides a lot of support and opportunities for you to get ahead and prepare for college.
We have been at Quarry Lane for 6 years and plan to go all the way through their high school program. My children have done really well and are happy there. As the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine hit, they were amazingly prepared for remote teaching and didn't skip a beat as far as continuing the learning. As a parent, I was very impressed and I believe it speaks for how well their overall program is on campus. Especially from what I have observed and heard from family and friends at other schools. I couldn't recommend QLS more.
Quarry Lane is a great school that gives you access to many opportunities to explore different interests, prepare you well for college, and a more personal college counseling experience. You're not competing against a hundred other kids for those opportunities which is great.
I am very grateful to have gone to Quarry Lane School. I feel that the level of education, personal attention, support, and overall experience has truly prepared me for success in college. It's a small school and without a lot of the barriers that you might find in public or even another private school. Thank you very much to all of the teachers, especially during this time of sheltering in place. They've all been really amazing during this time. Thank you, QLS!
I highly recommend QLS for anyone that is serious about their education, and enjoys a smaller, tight-knit community of friends and teachers. The smaller class sizes and overall size of the school has given me a great experience. I feel like you can accomplish or set your sights on any goal, and feel supported. That way, you also feel more confident to push yourself and try new activities. I really feel that I'll have an advantage both in getting into the college I want and among my peers when I get to college. Thank you for this experience, Quarry Lane!
I am so impressed by the way the school has handled the shift to remote learning. It has been a blessing for our family during this challenging time. The school did not miss a beat and everything was up and running without delay once the shelter in place order was given. The dedication of our teachers in adapting their curriculum online has been phenomenal, and the quality of education our kids are receiving at home is excellent. It gives me great confidence to know that no matter what circumstances come forward in the future (come fall or any other time), QLS will be prepared. Both on campus and at home, I highly recommend the school.
My oldest daughter went to school at Quarry Lane and I feel she received a excellent education here. We pulled her out of the public schools and had her attend school at Quarry Lane. We have no regrets. It was money spent well. She graduated from college in the top 10 percent and has a great career.
I will have to say it again....It was money well spent.
I will have to say it again....It was money well spent.
I have been in The Quarry Lane School since 8th grade. I like the school's student to faculty ratio. Being able to easily communicate with the teacher allows for more success in the classroom. The STEM programs we have at school are well funded giving us access to quality equipment and well-trained professionals.
As a parent of a middle and lower school student, I highly recommend Quarry Lane School. A small class size makes a huge difference and I feel that the teachers we've had truly care about my child's learning. They both have really nice, great friends and are happy going to school. We came from another local private school where I felt there was pressure for students and parents in terms of academics was too high. I prefer the balance they have at QLS.