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Round Square and the Ideals

Round Square

It is a worldwide association of more than 70 member schools on five continents, of which 20 are in India. These schools share a commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility through service, challenge, adventure and international understanding.

All member schools share a strong underlying belief: this is the view of learning by doing. It is an on-going process of self-confrontation and formation, involving a fundamental objective of the full and individual development of every student into a whole person: academically, physically, culturally and spiritually, within the supportive environment of their School community.


The essential philosophy of Round Square is based on these six pillars. Some of the most exciting Round Square experiences come from the Hahnian vision which fuses them together. They are interrelated and all of equal importance.

“…an eminent man challenged me to explain what sailing in a schooner could do for international education. In reply, I said we had at that moment the application before us for a future king of an Arab country to enter Gordonstoun. I happened to have at the school some Jews…If the Arab and one of these Jews were to go out sailing on our schooner. . .perhaps in a Northeasterly gale, and if they were become thoroughly seasick together, I would have done something for international education.” ….Dr. Kurt Hahn

How to get involved

Round Square is open to students in various age groups:

  • Sub Junior (Grades V & VI)
  • Junior (Grades VII to IX)
  • Senior (Grades X to XII)

Regional Conferences:

Each year the South Asia & Gulf Region plays host to at least one Conference in of the above categories and details for the same are updated on ‘Upcoming Conferences’ link or you can also contact

Mr. Sumit M. Dargan
Round Square Representative
at sumitd@pathways.ac.in
or by phone at +91-9910029784

International Conferences:

Each year the Round Square body comes together for an International Conference to deliberate upon issues of contemporary global concern. This Conference attracts patronage and presence of eminent personalities such as:

  • H.M. King Constantine
  • H.R.H The Duke of York, CVO,
  • ADC Nelson Mandela
  • Kevan Gosper, AO
  • Craig Kielburger, CM, MSM, OMC

Exchange Programme

Student Exchanges

Pathways World School Blog

Pathways World School is a co-educational day cum residential school catering to the Primary Years Programme of the IBO, its own curriculum in the Middle Years and the IGCSE and IB – Diploma in the Secondary School.

Our academic year commences in August and we take a mid-year break in December. Our second semester is from January to May. Students interested to explore the possibility of an exchange are requested to get in touch with their schools’ Round Square Representative to find out more.

Faculty Exchanges

Pathways World School has more than 100 faculty members on board hailing from as many as 17 nationalities. Diverse, yet integrated, it provides an excellent milieu of academic challenge, cultural interaction and much more.

Interested faculty are requested to get in touch with the school at info@pathways.ac.in or at communications@pathways.ac.in

Regional Service Projects

The Round Square schools in the region of South Asia and Gulf are constantly exploring opportunities to extend the aspect of service project participation to a larger cohort of students.

In this endeavour, schools often pursue collaborative projects or regional service projects.

Interested participants must keep their eyes out for this section as we will shortly update more inputs on this page for Projects during the December, 2010 break.

For More Info on Round Square and 2010 Conference schedule please visit Round Square