“My Round Square exchange to California changed my perception of the world and I was able to see different environments and learning styles.”
Fern Hill is a regional member of Round Square, an association of international private schools. Through this innovative programme, students in Grade 7 and 8 are exposed to unique and rewarding opportunities beyond the classroom.
The tenants of Round Square are: Internationalism, Democracy, Environmental awareness, Adventure, Leadership and Service to others. These ideas are mirrored in all aspects of the Fern Hill programme.
Being part of Round Square means that Fern Hill can:
- Attend Round Square conferences
- Send students and staff to participate in programmes and exchanges at member schools and learn from inspirational leaders and speakers.
- Take part in international service projects
- Host staff and students from Round Square schools in our classrooms and our homes.
- Benefit from contact with some of the world’s finest schools.
Patrons of the Round Square include Nelson Mandela, HRH, The Duke of York, King Constantine of Greece and Free the Children founder, Craig Kielburger.
For the 2015/16 school year, the RS trips include: Round Square conference in San Francisco, California, service projects in the Dominican Republic and Peru and a soccer training trip to England.
“The Round Square trips are awesome. It took me out of my comfort zone and challenged me to go and try something new. It was an amazing experience!”