Round Square School

The Round Square community of schools care passionately about what happens in the future to our world. It desires for communities to thrive, prosper and care about each other in mutual cooperation.

Round Square Philosophy

Round Square supports schools in embedding Character Education and experiential learning within and beyond the curriculum, shaping the way in which students understand, prepare for and respond to the world’s challenges both now and in the future.

The Round Square Framework

The Round Square Framework is built around six themes called IDEALS. The IDEALS are underpinned by twelve Discoveries that students explore on their learning journey.


Our membership allows us to connect with other schools in the network to create exchange opportunities that enable students to visit or study at another Round Square school for a period of time. We will also welcome students from other Round Square schools, which is a brilliant way of bringing a new global perspective into our school.


Students and teachers have the chance to take part in age-appropriate local, regional and global conferences that bring them together with peers from different countries to share perspectives, debate topical issues, forge friendships, support local communities, and develop international understanding.

Round Square Conference programs offer a combination of guest speakers, group discussions, workshops, cultural visits, community service and adventure activities. They provide outstanding personal development opportunities, enhancing social and leadership skills, broadening intercultural understanding and forging lifelong friendships.

View highlights from the Round Square Conference 2023 | Nairobi

International Service Projects

Round Square International Service projects bring students and teachers from Round Square schools across the globe together to work in support of a community in need somewhere in the world. The projects take place in July and December and run (on average) for two weeks, engaging students in a process of action and reflection that develops their understanding of the needs of a partner community and involves them in a practical project to addresses those needs.

If you’d like any further information, please contact:

Peter Gibson
Dean of Character Education