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NIDO PLACES 20TH IN CHILE'S PSU RANKING

Congratulations to our Class of 2017! The 21 National Plan students who recently sat for the PSU (Prueba de Selección Universitaria) earned Nido the 20th spot in the top 100 schools in Chile for PSU rankings. The PSU is the standardized admissions test for Chilean universities and approximately 22% of our students stay in Chile for university. The other 74% attend universities internationally, and 4% take a Gap year.

Our results are particularly remarkable as Nido students do not focus on PSU preparation during normal classes. Instead they prepare through Nido's Academia PSU during their final semester and the time between their graduation in June and the test in November. Most Nido students do not seek private tutors or providers. Last year, in 2016, Nido placed at #25 in all of Chile, and placed at #39 in 2015. Impressively, the PSU scores of students at Nido have risen each year since the creation of the Academia PSU Nido.

Our PSU ranking represents an extraordinary achievement as there are approximately 3,400 schools in Chile, and Nido students are among the only ones to take the PSU after completing their education, as well as their co-curricular and extracurricular activities, almost entirely in English. Nido's education, the Nido Way, is unique as it acknowledges the importance of high PSU scores—allowing students to be admitted to the best Chilean universities of their choice—while prioritizing an international curriculum that prepares students for the world. Through a myriad of opportunities, Nido also inspires students to find their strengths and passions, setting themselves up for success outside of test scores. Every year we look forward to where all of our students will go, and we feel proud that we keep so many doors open for them. We are also very proud of our hardworking students, many who have attended Nido since early childhood, and all the teachers who prepared them along the way.

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¡Felicidades a nuestra generación del 2017! Los 21 alumnos del Plan Nacional que dieron la PSU (Prueba de Selección Universitaria) ubicaron a Nido en el lugar número 20 de los mejores 100 colegios en Chile en resultados PSU. La PSU es la prueba estandarizada para entrar a universidades chilenas, y aproximadamente 22% de nuestros alumnos se quedan estudiando en Chile. Un 74% de nuestros alumnos estudian en universidades en otros países y 4% se toman un año sabático.

Estos resultados son impresionantes ya que los alumnos Nido no se enfocan en la preparación de la PSUdurante la jornada regular de clases. La preparación la hacen a través de la Academia PSU Nido, durante el último semestre y en el período entre su graduación en Junio y la prueba en Noviembre. La mayoría de los alumnos no estudian con profesores particulares u otros proveedores. El año anterior, 2016, Nido se ubicó en el lugar número 25 de todo Chile, y en el lugar número 39 en el año 2015, lo cual demuestra que los puntajes de nuestros alumnos han ido mejorando desde que tenemos la Academia PSU Nido.

Nuestro ranking de los resultados de la PSU representan un logro extraordinario, ya que hay alrededor de 3,400 colegios en Chile, y además los alumnos del Nido figuran entre los pocos que dan la PSU después de terminar su educación y todas las actividades complementarias que son casi todas en inglés. La educación de Nido, o "the Nido way," es única ya que reconoce la importancia de los puntajes de la PSU, logrando que alumnos sean aceptados en las mejores universidades chilenas de su elección, mientras prioriza un curriculum internacional que prepara a los alumnos para el mundo. A través de una variedad de oportunidades, Nido también inspira a los alumnos a encontrar sus fortalezas y pasiones, lo cual los lleva al triunfo más allá de resultados de pruebas. Cada año nos emociona ver hasta donde llegarán nuestros alumnos y estamos orgullosos de ofrecerles tantas opciones. También estamos muy orgullosos de nuestros alumnos, muchos de los cuales muchos han estudiado en Nido desde la primera infancia, y también de los profesores que los prepararon durante el camino.

NIDO ADULT SOCCER ACADEMY

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 beginning March 12 for the Nido Adult Soccer Academy.

Welcome Back from MS Principal Shawe

I trust that your child enjoyed the summer break – traveling, reading (I hope!), sleeping a bit later – and that she/he returns home this week with a huge smile about the start of the new semester.

Welcome Back from ES Principal James

I am eager to greet students and families on the first day and hear all about the memories that were made during the summer vacation.

Welcome Back from EYS Principal Cota

I hope that you all had a wonderful summer of spending time with family, relaxing and reconnecting with one another in a rejuvenating environment.

NIDO PLACES 20TH IN CHILE'S PSU RANKING

The 21 National Plan students who recently sat for the PSU (Prueba de Selección Universitaria) earned Nido the 20th spot in the top 100 schools in Chile for PSU rankings.

High School Principal Announcement

Nido recently conducted a worldwide search to select a High School Principal for the 2018-2019 academic year and is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kate McKenna to the position of High School Principal beginning in July 2018.

Financial Aid for 2018-2019

We are pleased to announce the application period for Nido's financial aid program is now open for families wishing to apply for the 2018-2019 school year.

Headmaster Transition

The Board of Directors at the International School Nido de Aguilas has announced that Dr. Ralph Maurer will be departing Nido with his family in December 2017, and Assistant Headmaster and High School Principal David Perry will become Acting Headmaster.

Nido Featured by WIDA

Nido was the focus school of the month in WIDA's November newsletter. Several faculty members at Nido have actively participated in WIDA research for developing new tools to further guide instruction and assessment with early learners in international settings.

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