Sparrow Tree Square Connects Learning with Life
Our Educational Philosophy
Sparrow Tree Square's educational philosophy guides our resources. We believe that education should be:
Holistic, cultivating the growth of the whole person.
Individualistic, allowing learners to approach topics through their strengths and interests rather than through a rigidly prescribed system.
Natural, part of the rhythm of life, the seasons, and nature.
Imaginative, nuturing learners' creativity.
Beautiful, showcasing what is wonderful and inspiring in the world.
Our History"Sparrow Tree Square" is the name of a short story written by A. A. Milne for his collection, A Gallery of Children. The illustration by Henriette Willebeek le Mair accompanies Milne's story "Sparrow Tree Square" illustrates a bustling park, filled with people walking, talking, and feeding the sparrows beneath the branches of a large tree. We hope that leaners think of Sparrow Tree Square as a place like that shown in le Mair's picture--full of activity and life.
From July 2006 through July 2012, Sparrow Tree Square published online magazines featuring public domain literature and vintage clip art. In August 2013, Sparrow Tree Square relaunched as a series of themed magazine-style mini-anthologies with poems, stories, articles, activities, and full-color fine art for families to explore together. Free supplemental articles and resources are also available on our website.