Round Square

LCC is a proud member of Round Square, a worldwide association of approximately 200 schools on six continents and in 50 countries that encourages students to push beyond academic excellence to discover and develop their full potential. Round Square schools are characterized by a shared belief in an approach to education based on six IDEALS - Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership, Service - drawn from the theories of education philosopher Kurt Hahn.

These IDEALS complement LCC’s mission to encourage student leadership, citizenship and service and are promoted through a range of exciting global opportunities intended to provide students with a rewarding and stimulating experience, both on an educational and personal level. As Round Square members, LCC students participate in regional and international exchange programs, educational conferences and forums, and community service projects across the globe.



Round Square students learn to see themselves as global citizens and to look beyond gender, class, race, nationality and culture to understand human nature.



Freedom of thought and speech is greatly encouraged and appropriate forums and channels of communication are set in place.



Students learn about the fine balance needed in order to maintain a healthy interdependent relationship between human beings and the planet.



Schools offer activities that foster a spirit of adventure and allow students to discover that they are capable of more than they might have imagined.



Students learn that true leadership is serving others and is found in those whose convictions are rooted in personal responsibility, kindness and justice.



Students come face to face with the plight of those in most need around the world and discover how they can make a positive and sustainable difference through service.

Perhaps the most exciting thing about Round Square is the potential for what students can do when they come home. It's about the personal connections they made, what they learned about a new country, what moved them about an organization or a project they participated in. They come back and are motivated in different ways.Gillian Shadley, Community Outreach Coordinator