ICS-K has been affiliated with Round Square since 2009 and became a global member in 2013.
What is Round Square?
Round Square is a worldwide association of more than 80 schools on five continents that share unique and ambitious goals. Learners attending Round Square schools make strong commitments beyond academic excellence towards personal development and responsibility. This is achieved by participating in conferences, community service, work projects, exchange programmes and adventuring which can, and often does, take learners half way around the world.
Round Square schools share an educational philosophy based on the teachings of Kurt Hahn, which supports the growth of the “whole person”. This philosophy is based upon the Round Square “IDEALS”: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service. The common goal is to develop every learner into a whole person by enveloping these ideals through interaction with a diversity of learners from different countries and cultures.
Round Square is a UK registered charity that promotes in young people a commitment, beyond academic merit, to personal growth and responsibility through service to others and through practical, experiential learning. It aims to help students prepare for life by having them face it head-on and experience it in ways that demand courage, generosity, imagination, principle and resolution.
The organisation and its philosophy have evolved from the teachings and beliefs of the renowned educationalist, Kurt Hahn. He believed that given the appropriate set of circumstances and the correct attitude, young men and women could discover their own inner strength and an understanding of the physical and social world around them.
Currently Round Square works with more than a hundred member schools worldwide representing a student body of about 60,000 and a teacher/management workforce force of around 5,000.
Round Square is governed by a Board under the Presidency of His Majesty King Constantine of Greese. Patrons of the organisation include the Canadian human rights activist Craig Kielburger and the late Nelson Mandela.