Instructional Methods and Programs
Currently in Use at Borton


Project Based Learning: In Project Based Learning, students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a question, problem or challenge.

The Buck Institute

Systems Thinking: Systems Thinking is a set of tools that help students clarify and deepen their thinking. Systems Thinking is integrated where appropriate into existing curriculum.

Borton is pleased to be a Waters Foundation Project Center School.

Research on PBL and Systems Thinking

     Systems Thinking “in 25 Words or Less” (pdf)

     Research on Project-Based Learning and Systems Thinking (pdf)

Literacy: Authentic literature-based instruction.

Mathematics: Process strategies-based instruction.

Outdoor Learning: Borton has a number of garden areas, as well as a 2.5 acre wild area (Borton’s Environmental Learning Lab, or BELL) south of the playground, which gives students plenty of opportunities for outdoor learning.