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.