An educational approach

Round Square schools share a commitment to character education and experiential learning built around six themes – our IDEALS – International Understanding, Democracy, Environmental Stewardship, Adventure, Leadership and Service.

In exploring the Round Square IDEALS, students make twelve Discoveries : inquisitiveness, tenacity, courage, compassion, inventiveness, ability to solve problems, self-awareness, sense of responsibility, appreciation of diversity, commitment to sustainability, communication and team-working skills.

Together these make up the Round Square Discovery Framework:

The Round Square Heroes of Discovery 

The idea of the Heroes of Discovery is simple – to take the 12 Round Square Discoveries and make them into tangible character traits for the young students in the form of ‘The Heroes of Discovery’….And to make the learning experience as fun and hands-on as possible.

All materials associated with the Heroes of Discovery, including images and activities, will be available to all Round Square schools following completion of the ‘Heroes Pilot’ in April.