Global Education


Global Education

Global Education Overview

Trevor’s mission prioritizes a celebration of diversity of thought, experiences, and cultures, and the development of lifelong learners and leaders who act as responsible global citizens. This commitment exists in the classrooms, extracurricular offerings, and shared spaces of every division, from our Lower School program through the Middle and Upper School. 

Throughout the curriculum, Trevor students learn about the many different cultures, histories, and experiences represented at Trevor and in our multicultural city, as well as in our national and global communities. They progressively master one or more world languages. And our Upper School students  are encouraged to further their learning by participating in at least one international offering through the Global Education program.

Trevor offers a variety of ways for students to explore the world around them while building their global awareness. Trips range from language immersions and service-learning experiences to historical excursions and individual exchanges. Our Global Education program is deeply interconnected with our programs in World Languages, Community Engagement, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and benefits from our partnerships with H.E.L.O in Haiti, Elaraki School in Morocco, Ermitage School in France, and the Round Square International Network. Read More about Trevor and Round Square HERE.

Round Square International Network

In 2018, Trevor was invited to join Round Square, a consortium of over 200 independent schools around the world who share a commitment to discovering the world and making a difference. Through this membership, Trevor Upper School students and faculty are able to participate in a wide range of travel, exchange, and hosting opportunities including group and individual exchanges and attending various Round Square conferences both in the U.S. and abroad.

Round Square schools embrace a series of six pillars or  "IDEALS": Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership, and Service. The IDEALS on which Round Square is based represent the theories of experiential educational philosopher Kurt Hahn, who believed that schools should have a greater purpose beyond preparing young people for college and university. Dr. Hahn, who was also the founder of Outward Bound and of United World Colleges, believed that it was crucial for students to prepare for life by having them face it head on and experience it in ways that would demand courage, generosity, imagination, principle, and resolution. 

Students at Round Square schools make a commitment to addressing each of the six IDEALS through intellectual and cultural exchanges, service projects, and adventure activities. Round Square's overarching goal is to ensure the full and individual development of every student as a whole person through the simultaneous realization of academic, physical, cultural, and spiritual aspirations.
Learn more about Round Square HERE.

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    Dacel Casey 

    Middle and Upper School Media Specialist and Advisor, Director of Community and Global Partnerships
    (212) 426-3381
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