Beyond the Class
Global Learning

Round Square

The Director of Global Learning facilitates the participation of students in a wide variety of volunteer service projects, student exchanges and conferences in countries around the world. In the past year alone, over seventy of our students took advantage of these opportunities abroad.

Many, but not all, of these initiatives are offered under the auspices of Round Square. Round Square is a world-wide association of more than 80 schools on five continents sharing unique and ambitious goals. Students attending Round Square schools 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, which can, and often does, take students half way around the world. 

LCS is proud to have been the first Canadian member of Round Square.

In keeping with the educational philosophy of its founder, Round Square holds at its core six IDEALS, which stand for: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service. Every year, the annual Round Square Conference brings together delegates from member schools for a week-long series of guest speakers, excursions, adventure and cultural activities, and discussion groups. The annual Conference (along with Pre- or Post-Conference excursions) provides a wonderful opportunity for LCS students to get to know and work with other young people from around the world.

In addition to attending past international conferences in Germany, Kenya, Australia, Scotland, the U.S. and India, student delegates from Lakefield also regularly attend the Round Square Americas Regional Conferences - hosted annually by one of the Round Square member schools in North or South America. Participation in Round Square conferences and service projects truly helps to instil an international perspective in our student body.

More Information:
  • Student Exchange Programs and Round Square - Please contact Gerry Bird, Director of International Programs
  • Global Learning Trips (Including the Ondaatje Expedition) - Please contact Tim Rollwagen, Director of Global Learning

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  • A Year Abroad

    Membership in Round Square also affords our graduating students the opportunity to act as teaching assistants at some of our sister schools, if they decide to opt for a gap year between high school and university.  For more information about gap year opportunities, please contact Heather Avery, Assistant Head: Student Support.
  • LCS Commitments

    All Round Square schools fundraise and pledge for The Prince Alexander Fund. This money is used to sponsor service projects that are sanctioned by Round Square, and provides the building materials for such undertakings. Lakefield College School students are very active in such projects and we commit to raising a minimum of $1,000 annually for this fund.

    In addition, we also make financial contributions to charities affiliated with the other projects in which our students participate, such as the Baan Laem Tong Community Centre Project Fund (Ko Phi Phi Island, Thailand) and Free the Children. The latter is the charity with whom we partner (e.g. in Kenya, China, and Ecuador) when our students help with building schools in these countries.

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4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca

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