Round Square

Round Square offers students unique opportunities to participate in community service projects locally and around the world.

Round Square is based on the theories of experiential educational philosopher Dr Kurt Hahn, one of the twentieth century's leading revolutionaries in education. Dr Hahn believed schools should have a greater purpose beyond preparing students for college and university. He believed it was crucial for young people to prepare for life, so this program allows them to face it directly in ways that demand courage, generosity, imagination, principle and resolution.

Round Square schools share an educational philosophy that supports the growth of the whole person. This philosophy is based upon the Round Square IDEALS:

  • Internationalism
  • Democracy
  • Environment
  • Adventure
  • Leadership
  • Service.

The aim is to develop every student as a whole person through academic, physical, cultural and spiritual experiences. There are more than 80 Round Square schools located around the globe in Africa, Australasia, Europe, India, the Middle East, North America and the United Kingdom.

Activities include international service projects, regional service projects, regional and international conferences and opportunities for student and staff exchanges.