The Nido Way
Welcome to Nido de Aguilas!
Thank you for your interest in our school and in learning more about the Nido Way. The Nido family is proud of the inquiry-driven learning, sense of community, and generosity of spirit that are hallmarks of the Nido educational experience.
Since 1934, Nido’s curriculum and programming have been guided by the educational philosophy and principles of its founders, Waldo Stevenson and Juanita Keller. Bringing together the best in the Chilean and US educational traditions, they believed in the value of an experiential, values-based education and in taking advantage of the great Chilean outdoors to nurture the formation of character development.
Nido’s school environment is simultaneously challenging and nurturing, giving our students the space and support they need to develop fully their personalities, values, and passions. Nido students and alumni are empathic, curious, and happy human beings who solve problems they encounter in the world with resilience, fortitude, and ingenuity. They are responsible, respectful, and generous stewards of environmental, cultural, and material resources. They trust in themselves, care for each other, serve their communities, accomplish their dreams and goals, and make the world a better place.
I could not be prouder to serve this special school community as its Headmaster. In addition to having outstanding students, our faculty and staff are inspirational world class educators, our parents are supportive and involved, and our loyal alumni are ambassadors for Nido and the Nido Way within Chile and across the globe. Our website is your guide to learning more about our educational mission and values, curriculum, arts and athletic programs, student support services, campus and facilities, and school traditions. Please contact us with any questions you have about our wonderful school, and we hope to see you on campus soon!
Ralph E. Maurer, PhD