"There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less."
Round Square schools share a passion for experiential learning and work to ensure that students have every opportunity to achieve in ways and to levels beyond their perceived limits. Round Square believes that in order to prepare for adult life, young people must be encouraged to discover and embrace the similarities and differences between cultures and nationalities in ways that promote meaningful and lasting understanding, tolerance and respect.
The Round Square approach doesn’t focus on what is taught but rather how learning takes place. It recognizes that learning is most effective when it is practical, cross-cultural and collaborative, and when it is infused through a broad spectrum of inter, extra and co-curricula activities. There are many ways for Marvelwood students to get involved with Round Square:
Each year, Marvelwood sends a delegation to the Round Square International Conference. Students who will be 16-19 during the year of the conference are eligible. The 2018 conference will be in Canada, hosted by three schools: Lower Canada College, Ashbury College, and Appleby College. Students will be invited to apply to represent Marvelwood at the conference in December 2017.
The Big Build
Round Square sponsors two international service projects each year. Participation in a Round Square Big Build Project is a great way for young adults to learn about global citizenship, community engagement, develop a deeper understanding of the world’s problems and experience a new culture. Marvelwood students may apply to participate in the July 2018 project in Ecuador where they will be working with a local community near Ruta de Spondylus to improve educational facilities and infrastructure in the local community.
The 180 schools of Round Square create a vast network of student exchange opportunities, including during the summer months.