Round Square is an international organization that has grown to over 200 schools from around the world, all of whom have committed to practice and discover the RS IDEALS of Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership, and Service.
Students and teachers in Round Square schools have the opportunity to take part in age-appropriate local 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. In 2022, RLC attended international conferences in Ottawa and the UK. In 2023 we are sending delegates to RS conferences in Kenya and New Zealand.
Service projects take place in July and December and run 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. In the coming school year, RLC is sending delegates to Thailand's Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. The project will tackle issues relating to human-elephant coexistence in the Tenasserim Hills.
Round Square schools connect to create opportunities for students and teachers to develop international understanding, self-confidence and a range of interpersonal skills through studying or working on exchange at another school in the RS network. In the past year RLC students have completed exchanges with students in Bahamas (Lyford Cay), Germany (Birkelhoff Schule), and South Africa (St. Cyprian's School).