The International School Nido de Aguilas


Middle School

Welcome to the Middle School at Nido de Aguilas!

Sheena MacLeod

Middle School is a unique stage of development, and we recognize and celebrate the needs of our young adolescents during these years. Our students need a learning environment that stimulates and challenges cognitive development and curiosity, but one that also supports complex social and emotional growth. 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 unique needs of 11-15 year olds. The desire for more independence, but also the need to belong is an example of one of the many contradictory emotions that our students experience. During this transitional time in their lives, we work to help students understand and manage their emotions and develop essential skills for life.

A strong partnership with parents is essential in helping our students to navigate the middle school years. Frequent and open communication is critical and teachers, administrators, learning support specialists, and counselors welcome and invite conversations with parents.

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



Sheena MacLeod

Middle School Principal