The International School Nido de Aguilas


Outdoor Education in the EYS

By Debra Cota, EYS Principal

Throughout the year the EYS has different learning opportunities that allow students and teachers to utilize the back hills of Nido's campus to extend the learning to the outdoors.

The first graders have been studying about animal habitats. The teachers planned an outing, along with Zack Beaty, Nido's Outdoor Education Coordinator, to take a walk in the hills to discover any possible habitats for animals. They saw horses and cows, looked for tarantula holes, and spoke about rabbit burrows as well. It was an inspiring opportunity for the students to see first hand what natural habitats look like right outside Nido's campus.

In the other grade levels within the EYS, the teachers and students venture into the hills at different times throughout the year, dependent upon the curriculum being taught. Typically the PK through K2 students will take a walking field trip to the cooperative farm located within Nido's hills. This gives the students an opportunity to explore nature, discover the plants blooming, the animals that live within the hills and anything else they may encounter during their walk.

All these opportunities allow the students to connect directly to nature in an authentic manner. They not only learn about the outdoors they are also given chances to use their bodies while discovering the outdoors. Teachers and students within the EYS utilize the outdoors frequently to provide a variety of learning experiences.


The 2nd annual EMPREDIL conference on March 22 & 23 aims to inspire young leaders to take action about the future. Organized by students, this conference is targeted towards teenagers that are interested in entrepreneurship, leadership, and success.


Nido de Aguilas is pleased to offer again the highly popular 8-Week Mindfulness Workshop for parents with Ms. Lina Paumgarten.


The second annual Nido 5000 is a community race series organized by the Nido de Aguilas Trail Running Team, Myteam Run & Tri club, and sponsored by Mitsubishi.


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.


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.