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Pathways World School Gurgaon - Round Square

Beyond Academics

Pathways World School Gurgaon

Flagship Campus of Pathways Schools.
Consistently Ranked #1 Top International Day cum Boarding School in Delhi & Gurgaon.

Round Square

About Round Square and the IDEALS

Round Square is a worldwide association of more than 160 member schools on five continents. These schools share a commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility through Service, Challenge, Adventure, and International Understanding.

All member schools share a strong underlying belief: this is the view of learning by doing. It is an on-going 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 their school community.

Ideals - The Philosophy Behind Round Square

The essential philosophy of Round Square is based on these six pillars. Some of the most exciting Round Square experiences come from the Hahnian vision which fuses them together. They are interrelated and all equal importance.

"…an eminent man challenged me to explain what sailing in a schooner could do for international education. In reply, I said we had at that moment the application before us for a future king of an Arab country to enter Gordonstoun. I happened to have at the school some Jews...If the Arab and one of these Jews were to go out sailing on our schooner. . .perhaps in a North-easterly gale, and if they were become thoroughly seasick together, I would have done something for international education."… Dr. Kurt Hahn

Teaching students both the values of democracy and the importance of active participation in democracy is essential to Round Square schools. Freedom of thought and speech is greatly encouraged, and appropriate forums and channels of communication are set in place. Students are also taught to appreciate the importance of self-discipline and are trained and expected to share in the running of the school.

Therefore, student government and a genuine sense of responsibility in the management of the school are goals in all Round Square schools.

"It is the sin of the soul to force young people into opinions - indoctrination is of the devil - but it is culpable neglect not to impel young people into experiences." Dr. Kurt Hahn The task of modern education is incomplete without bringing about a conscious awareness of the environment that we constitute and our duties towards the same….for it gives us unsparingly and it deserves to be respected, if we respect ourselves and the future! "Expeditions can greatly contribute towards building strength of character. Joseph Conrad in Lord Jim tells us that it is necessary for a youth to experience events which 'reveal the inner worth of the man; the edge of his temper; the fibre of his stuff; the quality of his resistance; the secret truth of his pretences, not only to himself but others." Dr. Kurt Hahn

"Leadership is found in those whose convictions are rooted in personal responsibility, kindness, and justice. Opportunities for student leadership in the school's community are fostered. The annual conference is an ideal forum for students to demonstrate leadership skills, both in the planning process and public administration.

"The experience of helping a fellow man in danger, or even of training in a realistic manner to be ready to give this help, tends to change the balance of power in a youth's inner life with the result that compassion can become the master motive." Dr. Kurt Hahn Hence, building the body and soul through adventure, meeting the physical challenge, and developing an appreciation of the outdoors is essential. Each school arranges outdoor and extra-curricular activities that challenge and strongly engage students, individually and within groups - in ways that promote personal growth and self-discovery.

The passion and ability to serve another fellow is of immense satisfaction to the soul "I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion."

How to get involved

Round Square is open to students for following age groups:

  • Age 11-14 (Grades 6-9)
  • Age 15 -18 (Grades 10-12)

Regional Conferences:

Each year the South Asia & Gulf Region plays host to at least one Conference in of the above categories and for the details you can contact-

Ms. Sabeena Menon
Round Square Representative
sabeena.menon@pathways.in,   roundsquare.aravali@pathways.in

International Conferences:

Each year the Round Square body comes together for an International Conference to deliberate upon issues of contemporary global concern. This Conference attracts patronage and presence of eminent personalities such as:

  • H.M. King Constantine
  • H.R.H The Duke of York, CVO,
  • Kevan Gosper, AO
  • Craig Kielburger, CM, MSM, OMC

Exchange Programme:

Student Exchanges

Pathways World School is a Co-Educational Day Cum Residential School catering to the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme of the IB. Pathways World School Gurgaon was the first IB Continuum School in North India and the first residential school in the region to follow the IB curriculum.

Our Academic year commences in late July, and we take a mid-year break in December. Our Second Semester is from mid-January to end of May. Students interested to explore the possibility of an exchange are requested to get in touch with their schools' Round Square Representative to find out more.

Faculty Exchanges

Pathways World School has more than 160 faculty members on board hailing from as many as 17 Nationalities. Diverse, yet integrated, it provides an excellent milieu of academic challenge, cultural interaction and much more.

Interested faculty are requested to get in touch with the school at info@pathways.in or at communications@pathways.in

Regional Service Projects

The Round Square schools in the region of South Asia and Gulf are constantly exploring opportunities to extend the aspect of service project participation to a larger cohort of students.

In this endeavour, Schools often pursue collaborative projects or regional service projects. At Pathways successful participation in various Projects, has only led to further demonstration of its commitment and sincerity of purpose towards the movement.

Some of our accomplishments this year includes:


  • Round Square Conference to Hyderabad Public School
    Date : 22nd- 27th January 2023
    Age Range: 12- 14 years
  • Round Square Conference to Daly College Indore
    Date : 23rd tp 27th February 2023
    Age Range: 12-14 years
  • Round Square Conference to The Lawrence School Sanawar
    Date : 5th June to 9th June 2023
    Age Range: 11-13 years

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