Elmwood School has been accepted as a candidate school to Round Square, a prestigious, worldwide network of schools in more than 50 countries across six continents. The year-long application process was rigorous, culminating in a very successful site visit by representatives from the Round Square organization. Congratulations to Mrs. Kate Angell, Director of Co-curricular Learning and Grade 11 student leaders Grace Goldberg and Alex Byrne for their hard work and passionate commitment throughout the application process.
Founded in 1966 by the legendary educational philosopher Kurt Hahn, Round Square is a global network of innovative schools that share a passion for experiential learning and character education. The organization’s philosophy is built around six IDEALS of learning: Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service. As one of only a few IB Continuum Schools in North America, Elmwood’s mission and educational philosophy are closely aligned with those of Round Square.
Just as Elmwood School has done for over 100 years, Round Square encourages students to push beyond academic excellence to discover and develop their full potential. Membership of Round Square will enhance opportunities for our school community, providing:
- Interaction with students from across the world
- Regional and international student exchanges with over 180 schools on six continents
- Participation in student-led conferences
- Access to numerous leadership opportunities, whether locally, nationally or internationally
- Exciting and sustainable international service projects
- Teacher exchanges
For additional information on Round Square and all that it offers, please take a look at the organization’s website: www.roundsquare.org.