The International School Nido de Aguilas


The Nido Middle School offers a comprehensive program that consists of core classes (Humanities, Math, Science, and Spanish), as well as courses in Physical Education and the Fine and Performing Arts. Our technology curriculum is integrated into our students’ coursework, and all Grade 6 students begin MS with an IT course to prepare them for more advanced computing skills. English as a Second Language instruction and the MS Learning Support Center both provide academic support for students in need.

Relationships are at the core of a successful learning community and our Advisory Program helps develop relationships.  In advisory class, students develop a close relationship and sense of community with one teacher and a small group of peers, typically around 12 students.  Our advisory program also teaches students the skills needed for social emotional wellbeing. The curriculum is based on the CASEL competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.  Lessons are guided by our grade 6-8 SEL scope and sequence and teachers have the flexibility to adapt lessons to be responsive to the current social emotional needs of their students.

We also offer a rich menu of after-school sports and clubs. These activities typically are sponsored by members of the Nido staff, and they provide opportunities for students to pursue their interests and to feel a deeper sense of connection.