The Round Square community cares passionately about what happens in the future to our world and to the fascinating variety of cultures and communities it supports. We want those communities to thrive and prosper and care about each other in mutual cooperation. To achieve this, we need courageous and compassionate leaders throughout the world who are prepared to discover and embrace different cultures and nationalities in ways that promote meaningful and lasting understanding and respect.

Today’s students are the next generation of business, political and community leaders: It is our responsibility to shape the way in which they understand, prepare for, and respond to the world’s challenges both now and in the future… And this needs a change in the perception of the value of character education and values-based learning throughout our education systems.

Ultimately we want our students to understand that whatever field of work or career they enter into, with a spirit of the Round Square IDEALS they can – and should – make a positive difference in the world: They don’t have to wear a backpack and hiking boots to experience adventure; they don’t have to be a doctor to save lives; they don’t have to go on a community service project to help a community in need; they don’t have to run a charity in order to be a compassionate leader. As Kurt Hahn said: There is more in us than we know.

“The IDEALS of Round Square perfectly encapsulate the concept of being a global citizen. Service isn’t just about volunteering or working for a charity, Environmentalism isn’t just about planting trees. I believe you can still make an impact by expanding the definitions of these IDEALS so that they can be imbibed seamlessly in one’s day-to-day life, regardless of one’s passion and career.” - Research Analyst, Shivam Jumani, a former pupil of DAIS

“Otherwise conservative parents who entrust their girls to us are happy and satisfied with the way they shape up into well rounded personalities and are proud of them. Round Square is a catalyst in bringing about positive change in the community.” - Shalini Mehrotra, Head of Vidya Devi Jindal Girls School in Hisar, India

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“It is so important that we offer our students and faculty as many opportunities as possible to connect face-to-face with people from around the world and immerse themselves in other cultures and environments. ‘Teaching’ global citizenship means compelling students into experiences that allow them, with just enough freedom and guidance, to develop skills and attitudes for learning and for life.” - Martha Perry, Principal, St Clement’s School, Toronto, Canada

“Besides developing my understanding of servant leadership, I think Round Square helped me to make personal connections; and you need to be able to do that as a leader - you need to connect with the people you are trying to lead - and Round Square helped me to develop those skills.” - Rufaro Sithole former pupil of St. Stithians Girls' College and current Brown University Student