The International School Nido de Aguilas

Middle School

Welcome to the Middle School at Nido de Aguilas!

Our program is designed to celebrate the unique aspects of Middle School students. We strive to meet the myriad needs of this age group by creating a challenging and supportive learning environment. Through our curricular and extra-curricular offerings, we cultivate in students a strong sense of belonging and a healthy self-esteem, so that they can advocate for themselves and recognize the important contributions they can make in their community.

Our Middle School faculty are experts in addressing the needs of 11-15 year olds. During this transitional time in their lives, we work to help students develop essential skills for life. One of my favorite quotations about Middle School students from Erik Erikson reads: “In no other stage of the life cycle, are the promises of finding oneself and the threat of losing oneself so closely allied.” These words always remind me of how unique this age group is – and how large a responsibility we assume in helping these students navigate this stage of their lives.

At the middle school level, frequent and open communication is critical. Toward this end, teachers, administrators, learning support specialists, and counselors welcome conversation with parents, as it is through this collaborative approach that our students thrive.

If you have any questions about Nido's Middle School program, please contact me at


Tony Shawe

Middle School Principal


Language Development through Hip-Hop and Rap

Middle School National Spanish classes were visited this week by SouthKinta Producciones, a local group that aims to leverage rap and hip-hop as a teaching tool. SouthKinta held workshops for each class that facilitated the development of their Spanish language-skills through music and rhyme creation, performance, and listening comprehension.

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Parent Hike: Explore the Nido Hills and Outdoor Education

Parents are invited to spend a morning exploring the hills of Nido with Outdoor Education Coordinator Zack Beaty. Get inspired about one of the main tenants that makes a Nido education special—the commitment to hands-on, experiential learning and the Outdoor Education program. Take in the beauty of Nido's surrounding land while learning about the exciting future of the Outdoor Education program and building community with other parents.

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