Round Square is a unique educational philosophy, spearheaded by a world-wide association of 90 schools on five continents who come together to enrich the student experience through international learning and exchanges. Through Round Square, Ermitage is able to further its students' awareness of the world community and their place in an ever-changing global society. Round Square is founded on six pillars, or IDEALS, which are reflected in Ermitage's academic curricula: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
These pillars are an extension of the ethos of Ermitage, encouraging students to become global citizens by offering them enriching and dynamic experiences in and outside of the classroom. Ermitage students of all ages benefit from a wide-range of character-building activities, including global exchanges, leadership conferences, student government committees and service projects around the world. This commitment to the IDEALS, coupled with academic excellence, provides Ermitage students with an unparalleled resume of meaningful experiences and a network of lifelong international connections.