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: β€œIn 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


A Message from Tony Shawe, MS Principal

In the spirit of giving, I share with you a brief story (amended slightly from the original). It is called "The White Envelope" (first published in Woman's Day magazine on December 14, 1982), and while it stems from a Christmas tradition, its overarching theme is about the power of generosity and the importance of focusing on the right things in life.

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Nido Joins Prestigious Ashoka Changemaker Network
Nido de Aguilas was recently named an Ashoka Changemaker School. This is a prestigious designation and Nido went through a rigorous evaluation process to receive the honor.

Nido staff, board, alumni, and students recently shared our approach to education with the Ashoka community at an event welcoming the new fellows and Changemaker Schools to the network.
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