Round Square is an internationally diverse network of over 200 like-minded schools in 50 countries on six continents that connect and collaborate to offer world-class programmes and experiences, developing global competence, character and confidence in students.

In 2010, The Lyceum was the first school in Pakistan to be invited to become the 80th member of Round Square schools because of its affinity to the RS values. It remained the only RS school in Pakistan for approximately ten years.

Round Square was founded by the German educational philosopher Dr. Kurt Hahn who, after surviving Nazi Germany settled as a teacher in the UK. His experience of the war informed his belief that schools should have a greater purpose beyond preparing students for college and university, that ‘there is more in us than we think’.

He believed that when young people from diverse (social, religious, ethnic, political and economic) backgrounds come together at a young age, then the chances for appreciating differences increases whilst potential for conflicts at micro and macro levels decreases.

The Lyceum commits to its own founding ideals which entwine greatly with the Round Square IDEALS of learning: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service.

As a Global member of Round Square, Lyceum students have the opportunity to interact with students from around the globe at conferences, service projects, adventure trips and debates. Our students have access to a community of hundreds of schools around the world which propels them to truly think globally and act locally.


The Lyceum and Round Square

The Round Square philosophy naturally complements the founding principles of our school. We believe in the value of learning by doing, and hold as a fundamental objective the development of every student into a whole person; academically, physically, culturally and spiritually, within the supportive environment of our school community.

Lyceum students are encouraged to take part in Round Square conferences and service projects. Interested students should talk to the Round Square Rep, attend RS Committee meetings or ask the Student Council about Round Square opportunities. Students who have attended an International conference or service project are expected to share their experiences and learning with the school community.