Nido’s High School (Grades 9-12) offers three programs of study: the North American/Nido Diploma, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and the Chilean National Program Diploma. Many students pursue two diplomas, and some earn all three. All High School students take courses designed for the North American/Nido diploma curriculum, although students pursuing the other two diplomas will make selected course substitutions in fulfillment of their chosen diploma requirements. Students seeking the Chilean National Program diploma take a subset of courses, taught in Spanish, as prescribed by the Chilean Ministry of Education, while IB students select the required number of courses from Nido’s IB curricular offerings.
Besides ensuring breadth and depth of knowledge in core language, literature, history, science, and math subjects, our High School offers a wide array of electives in the arts, design and technology, the social sciences, foreign languages, and health, wellness, and physical fitness. All students participate in outdoor education and service learning, with a focus on teaching leadership, stewardship, and citizenship through meaningful, impactful, and consequential experiences.
Although students are taught to value the importance of content area mastery, the key question asked in each course is “What do you think?” This is reflected in our Harkness Classrooms and in our inquiry-based learning curriculum and supports our mission to challenge students to be fully engaged in their learning and in the world around them. Each student graduates from Nido prepared not only to thrive at any of the world’s finest universities or colleges but also to pursue his or her goals and passions, make a positive difference in the world, and lead a values-driven, happy life.