The International School Nido de Aguilas


85th Anniversary: Kick-Off

In 2019 Nido de Aguilas is celebrating its 85th anniversary year. The High School newspaper, Eagles Manifesto, published a series of articles in honor of Nido's birthday, including this coverage of the 85th Anniversary Kick-Off Event and an introduction to this special edition issue.


By Nelia Perry, High School Student

When I arrived at Nido five years ago, I remember being thrown immediately into the festivities of the schools 80th birthday celebration. Looking back to that first glimpse of what it meant to be a student at Nido, one member of the large and ever-growing community, I am proud to call it my home. At Friday's kickoff to the 85th-anniversary celebrations, the pride is even greater. Nido is a community where the faculty and staff facilitate meaningful discussions that challenge students to become critical thinkers and articulate communicators, and where students care for one another and support each other on a daily basis. It's reasons like these that make the school something worth celebrating, so join us in all of this year's festivities surrounding Nido's birthday.

As many of you know, High School and Middle School students and teachers ended classes at 2:30 on Friday in order to wish Nido a Happy Birthday! The event included musical performances from the amazing Tri-M, a very competitive Nido Trivia game sponsored by Mr. Franco, and Happy Birthday cupcakes for all. Additionally, Nido's timeline—starting from the small cabin with three students in 1934 to today's 62-hectare campus with 1863 students—and a display of all of the school's headmasters, adorned International Park. Students were entertained with the flipping men on stilts and magician who wandered around during the event.

Lastly, the whole event culminated in one big Happy Birthday song to Nido! This event would not have been possible without the help of so many in the Nido community. The Booster Club, Admissions and Communications Offices, janitorial staff, and performers all played a major part in Friday's celebrations. Most importantly, Fran Barreda, a member of the communications team, spearheaded the whole event! Lastly, thank you to everyone for making this special day possible by bringing a positive attitude and lots of energy. Let's continue with the festivities and pride throughout the year!

This publication of the Eagle Manifesto includes pieces that capture the medley of voices in the Nido community. There is a piece by fourth grader Beatriz, allowing us to better understand what it means to be a member of the Nido community from the perspective of the younger generations. There is a piece by high schooler Ben that shows what it is like to have grown up in the Nido community. Of course, there is an interview with Mr.Franco, one of Nido's living legends. And lastly, there is a note from Nido's Headmaster, David Perry, as he celebrates Nido's history.


With 85 years of experience preparing students for a rapidly changing world, we know that early exposure to a variety of workplaces and careers gives student an edge in life after high school. We invite you to join Nido Works for Students or Nido Works for Graduates.


Attention Young Entrepreneurs! Would you like to learn how to get started on your next big venture? Nido is partnering with Columbia Business School from New York City to bring their faculty to Santiago for a one-time, week-long workshop in January that exposes students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation.


Únanse a nosotros para una charla especial con la experta Carolina Pérez sobre niños y teléfonos, tablets, videojuegos y otras pantallas. Aprenderán cómo estas afectan los cerebros de nuestros niños y cómo administrar la tecnología en su hogar. La charla es gratuita y será solo en español.

Shadow Day at Nido | October 15

Una de las mejores formas de familiarizarse con un lugar es experimentándolo de primera mano. Nido ofrecerá precisamente eso a través de su Shadow Day, el martes 15 de octubre.


Join us in this upcoming gala concert on October 2 at 7:00pm in the Theater as we journey through music from around the world. Maestro Roberto Bravo, Chile's most renowned pianist, and his musician friends will interpret pieces from Bach, Russian and Brazilian composers, some North American Jazz, and music from films.

Open House | OCTOBER 3

¿Te gustaría saber más de Nido? Invitamos a todos los apoderados a nuestro Open House, el jueves 3 de octubre a las 8:30am.


Lina Paumgarten, Nido HS Counselor and Wellness Coordinator, is once again offering her popular and valuable mindfulness courses to parents.

Chamber Music Fest 2019 Auditions

This year Nido will host its fourth Interscholastic Nido Chamber Music Fest 2019 on October 28 and 29. Registration opens on August 19 and ends on Friday, September 13, 2019. Those who register will receive more information about the event and auditions.


Join us at our annual Fiesta Huasa event Saturday, September 7th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nido baseball field.

Nido Adult Soccer Academy 2019

Are you a Nido parent, alumni, or staff who loves to play soccer, but doesn't have a way to play? Join us on Mondays and Thursdays evenings, starting on August 19, for the Nido Adult Soccer Academy.


Peter and Miranda Gorkiewicz, former Nido teachers, were recently featured on the cover of School Rubic's InterACT publication. Peter and Miranda loved their years at Nido de Aguilas and didn't leave for work at another school—but to accomplish their dream of sailing around the world!

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 on their IBDP Results!

Congratulations Class of 2019! Nido's largest IB Diploma group in its history significantly outperformed their worldwide counterparts based on global averages of course grades, the IB core (EE, TOK and CAS) and their overall diploma score.


This year Nido's High School introduced a new initiative—the Link Crew—in order to better support the transition of students between Middle School and High School by connecting incoming freshmen with each other and a caring upperclassman from their very first day.

Third Grade Ecosystems Project Based Learning

During the fourth quarter, third grade students were involved in a collaborative and small group Ecosystems PBL (Project Based Learning). The project was integrated through reading, writing, art, and science which challenged students to answer, how can we as environmental stewards advocate for and help protect the biodiversity in ecosystems?