The International School Nido de Aguilas, The International School Nido de Aguilas, founded in 1934, is a private, international, coeducational day school, which offers a comprehensive educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12. The academic year has two semesters—The first from late July to mid-December and the second from mid-February to mid-June. The long vacation is from December through mid-February, during the Chilean summer.
Organization: The school is governed by a board of directors consisting of a minimum of nine members and a maximum of 13, elected for three-year terms. Nido is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and is accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Schools (U.S.A) as well as the Chilean Ministry of Education.
Curriculum: Since its founding in 1934, Nido has focused on building a caring and diverse community. As an international hub in Santiago, Nido creates a space where everyone is welcome to learn and grow. Families join Nido because they are seeking an English-based, non-sectarian, progressive, global education for their children. Ultimately, Nido’s international community shapes the academic program and prepares students to be engaged, global citizens. Nido is an active learning community. Anchored in its mission, vision, core values, and founding principles, Nido is known for having developed signature programs in the arts, athletics, outdoor education, service learning, STEM, and wellness. The school hires top educators from around the world who deliver a creative, personalized, and hands-on experience for their learners. Students at Nido have the opportunity to grow, develop their passions and personalities fully, and achieve success. Nido is future-focused. By offering an innovative academic program as well as three diploma pathways, students select curricular areas that are important to them and develop the dispositions and capacities to understand and act upon issues of global significance. Nido students are prepared to enter into top universities worldwide and in Chile: they serve as leaders in their chosen academic and professional fields. To be a part of the Nido community means becoming part of a generation of students who have been given the tools to lead happy, purposeful lives and make a positive impact on the world.
Faculty: In the 2021-2022 school year, Nido has 383 total staff including 273 teachers. Our faculty and staff represent 18 nationalities, including UK, Canada, Australia, Bolivia, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Germany, Austria, Chinese, Colombia, Korea, Philippines, The Netherlands, Peru, and Poland.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, enrollment was 1,578 (PK-1: 298; grades 2-5: 436; grades 6-8: 383; and grades 9-12: 461, with 52 nationalities represented).
Admissions: Families must contact the admissions office at email@example.com or go online to www.nido.cl, to begin the admissions process. Families should contact admissions as soon as possible, as the school often has waitlists for many grades.
Facilities: The school is situated in one of the newest and most popular housing areas in Santiago and is the residential location of choice for many Nido families. The Early Years School (Pre-Kinder to Kinder 1), the Elementary School (Kinder 2 to Grade 5), the Middle School (Grades 6 to 8), and the High School (Grades 9 to 12) programs are housed in separate facilities, and each has its own designated staff including principals, teachers, counselors, and support staff. In addition to classrooms, the campus facilities include two multi-purpose halls, a modern library/media center, science laboratories, computer labs, a theater/fine arts center (including a 735-seat theater, instrumental music rooms, vocal music rooms, art rooms, and dance studio), two MakerLabs, counseling and college admissions offices, two cafeterias, a nursing/first aid center, several playground areas, a double-size gymnasium, weight training and fitness facility, two sports fields, an all-weather track, an outdoor education center, and an indoor aquatics center.
Finances: Annual tuition rates for the 2021-2022 school year are approximately as follows: PK-KI: $10,100; K2-grade 12: $21,875 plus an annual registration fee of $1,250 per student. There is also a one-time capital incorporation fee per student of approximately $13,700 upon enrollment. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars and are approximate, given the current exchange rate.)
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Chile, Santiago) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2021 and are provided by the school.