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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.

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?

New Sustainability Partnership with Eco-Lógica

With the goal of moving towards a more sustainable campus, Nido de Aguilas is pleased to announce its new partnership with Eco-Lógica. Eco-Lógica works with many major organizations in a variety of industries, and Nido will be their first school partner.

NPA BOARD FOR 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 NPA Board was elected at the annual general meeting held on Thursday, May 16th 2019.

NIDO TEACHERS CONDUCT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN CONCEPCION

Six teachers from Nido de Aguilas recently traveled to Concepción to provide professional development to over 60 teachers from the BioBió region as a part of the Teachers' Academy, an initiative formed by the national plan English in English.

CHARLA PUC: Salud Mental en Niños y Adolescentes

El miércoles 15 de mayo llevaremos a cabo la charla en español Salud Mental en Niños y Adolescentes: Factores Protectores e Indicadores de Riesgo, llevada a cabo por la Dra. Nicole Vásquez de la Unidad de Trauma y Disociación, Departamento de Psiquiatría, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Este charla es gratuita y abierta al público de Chile (educadores y apoderados).

Shadowing Day | 14 de mayo

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 14 de mayo.

ART SHOWDOWN | MAY 16

Nido's much anticipated Arts Showdown event is coming up on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00pm in the Arts Building. There will be wine, hors d'oeuvres, music, a "Smash & Grab" raffle, and great fun with amazing art by important artists at affordable prices!

Nido Summer Experience Internship

This summer Nido launched the Nido Summer Experience for High School students—a program through which students participated in a series of workshops before interning at local businesses to learn professional skills in research, marketing, operations, engineering, and more.

85th Anniversary: A Student Retrospective
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 reflection on the school community.


85th Anniversary: Kick-Off

When I arrived at Nido five years ago, I remember being thrown immediately into the festivities of the schools 80th birthday celebration.

Open House | March 12

¿Te gustaría saber más de Nido? Invitamos a todos los apoderados a nuestro Open House, el martes 12 de marzo a las 8:30am.

8-Week Parent Mindfulness Course

Registration is now open for the popular 8-Week Mindfulness Workshop with HS Counselor/Wellness Coordinator Lina Paumgarten.

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