It is an international association that connects more than 200 schools through exchange programmes and global and regional conferences in more than 60 countries around the world.
Round Square is led by 6 IDEALS which are a shared platform for the network of school, which seeks to promote students' personal development and skills. The Round Square IDEALS are:
Students learn to see themselves as global citizens and to look beyond gender, class, race, nationality and culture to understand human nature.
Freedom of thought and speech is greatly encouraged and appropriate forums and channels of communication are set in place.
Students learn about the fine balance needed to maintain a healthy independent relationship between human beings and the planet.
Schools offer activities that foster a spirit of adventure and allow students to discover that they are capable of more than they might have imagined.
Students learn that true leadership is serving others and is found in those whose convictions are rooted in personal responsibility, kindness, respect and justice.
Students come face-to-face with the plight of those in most need around the world and discover how they can make a positive and sustainable difference through service.