In-Charge : Mr Yash Saxena
Round Square is a world-wide association of more than 80 schools on five continents sharing unique and ambitious goals. Students attending Round Square make a strong commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility. This is achieved by participating in community service, work projects, exchange programmes and adventuring.
Round Square is based on the theories of experiential educational philosopher Kurt Hahn. Dr.Hahn, one of the twentieth century's foremost revolutionaries in education, believed that schools should have a greater purpose beyond preparing students for college and university. He believed that it was crucial for young people to prepare for life by having them face it directly and experience it in ways that would demand courage, generosity, imagination, principle and resolution. Round Square is an organization embodying this educational revolution.
All member schools share a strong underlying belief: the view of learning by doing. It is an ongoing 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 a school community.
This underlying belief also embraces the importance of service to others, adventure and leadership training, responsibility and international understanding. All these are essential in preparing young people to meet the challenges of the future with confidence and compassion.
In Mayo College the students take active part in community service at the school level, the regional level and at the International level.
Students also participate in regional and International Conferences. Every year students also go to Round Square Schools on exchange for six to eight weeks during summer break.