The International School Nido de Aguilas

Admissions Process

Tours

The Admissions Office arranges tours of our school on an on-going basis throughout the year. If you are in Santiago or are visiting, we invite you to contact us in advance to make an appointment for a tour. Seeing our school in action is the best way to understand what makes a Nido education so special!

Contact Us

Admissions Director

Dawn Melarvie

Admissions Officer

Andrea Benasus

Admissions Associate

Pam Ortega

Email: admissions@nido.cl

Telephone: (56-2) 2339-8120

Application Process:

  1. Contact us. Fill out the inquiry form to begin the application process.
  2. Complete the online application forms and upload all required documentation. Complete all information required through the online system and upload the documents requested. It is critical that you complete this stage before any admissions deadlines in order to be considered in the corresponding admissions cycle.
  3. Pay the Admissions Fee. The Admissions Fee is CLP 135.000 and can be paid online. The fee must be paid for your application to be considered.
  4. For students applying for grades 2-12, the Admissions Committee will review the file once it is complete and determine if an admissions evaluation is required.
  5. Make an appointment for admissions evaluation, if required. Deliver documents that are required in the original. Students applying to grades PK-2 are required to be given our admissions evaluation assessment in person. Students applying to grades 3-12 may or may not be required to take the evaluation.
  6. Once the admissions evaluation is complete, the Admissions Committee will review the completed application and make an admissions decision.
  7. The Admissions Office will communicate the decision to the family by email. Decisions during a regular admissions cycle will be communicated by the published date for notification. Decisions for rolling admissions will be communicated within 10 business days after the testing is completed (during the months of February through November).

Documents Required:

The following documents are required for your child’s application process and must be uploaded in our online application system. Note: all documents must be translated into either English or Spanish, if not already in one of those languages.

Pre-Kinder, Kinder 1, Kinder 2, and Grade 1

  • Copy of Chilean RUT or foreign passport. In accordance with Chilean norms, we require the RUT. If your child does not have one, he/she may apply with a copy of his or her passport, and a six-month conditional admissions will be allowed until the RUT is available and provided.
  • Current preschool report, if applicable.
  • Past school year report, if applicable (required for Kinder 2 and Grade 1).
  • Early years teacher confidential recommendation; please provide the email of your teacher in our online system and we will contact them directly for their recommendation.
  • Any outside evaluations, if you child has had them (neurologist, speech, occupational therapy, etc.).

Grades 2-5

  • Copy of Chilean RUT or foreign passport. In accordance with Chilean norms, we require the RUT. If your child does not have one, he/she may apply with a copy of his or her passport, and a six-month conditional admissions will be allowed until the RUT is available and provided.
  • School records: current and previous year school reports with an explanation of the grading scale.
  • Elementary school teacher confidential recommendation; please provide the email of your teacher in our online system and we will contact them directly for their recommendation.
  • Standardized testing, if available. If your child's current school conducts any standardized testing (MAP, ERB, etc.), please provide the most recent testing report.
  • Additional documentation: please provide any additional information that may help in the admissions evaluation. If your child has a history of support, we require a copy of the IEP, ILP, psycho-educational evaluation, and/or reports from other service providers.

Grades 6-12

  • Copy of Chilean RUT or foreign passport. In accordance with Chilean norms, we require the RUT. If your child does not have one, he/she may apply with a copy of his or her passport, and a six-month conditional admissions will be allowed until the RUT is available and provided.
  • School records: current and past two years of official school records with an explanation of the grading scale.
  • Standardized testing, required for grades 9-12 and options for grades 6-8. The SSAT, or another standardized test, is required for students applying to grade 9-12. If your child's current school conducts any standardized testing (MAP, ERB, etc.) or if you child has taken any standardized tests (SAT, PSAT, ACT, PACT), please provide the most recent testing reports. For students in grades 9-12, if no standardized tests have been taken, the student must register for the SSAT at one of the testing sites around the world.
  • Confidential letters of recommendation (three required) from Math and English teachers and a school principal or counselor (preferably in English). Please provide the emails of your references in our online system and we will contact them directly for their recommendation.
  • Additional documentation: please provide any additional information that may help in the admissions evaluation. If your child has a history of support, we require a copy of the IEP, ILP, psycho-educational evaluation, and/or reports from other service providers.

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