The Round Square

The Round Square

GNS is proud to be a member of the Round Square, a worldwide network of 200 like-minded schools in 50 countries across six continents that follow a unique, educational philosophy that supports students on their journey to becoming well-rounded adults.

The Round Square philosophy emphasizes learning by doing as our students grow to be responsible global citizens who value academics, welcome diverse ideologies, respect cultural and spiritual differences and recognize their role in shaping a harmonious planet.

Round Square schools fulfil this commitment by living according to the IDEALS—International understanding, Democracy, Environmental stewardship, outdoor Adventure, Leadership and Service. Students attending Round Square schools make a strong commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility. As part of this enriching, values-based education, students spearhead campaigns, take part in community service, and participate in exchange programs and conferences, which can, and frequently do, take them around the world and open their minds and hearts to new ideas and ways of life.


Sarah McKerlich
Director of Senior School Round Square Program

Kim Waugh
Young Round Square Coordinator

Leanne Giommi
Junior School Round Square Coordinator

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