The International School Nido de Aguilas


Welcome Back from HS Principal Petit

Dear Student and Parents,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and restful summer. As usual, we stayed busy over the break here at Nido. In addition to the Nido Summer Camp for younger children, many High School students from Nido and other schools around Chile were engaged in special topics in the arts and sciences at our second annual Nido Summer Institute. Buildings and Grounds crew made many internal improvements in preparation for the start of semester two. Additionally, for the second year, our National Plan Director Paz Nalegach hosted a weeklong institute for teachers of English from public schools in Chile to learn from Nido teachers the Nido Way. The program was well received and was featured by the Ministry of Education. Finally, College acceptances have been rolling in for many of our seniors, and the preliminary reports are fantastic! Overall a great summer!

This semester looks to be an exciting one. As a school we will be kicking off the semester with review of our summer community read by Isabel Allende, "My Invented Country". We will be conducting an all-school assembly that will include presentations from students and teachers. Additionally, the book will be an integral part of our in-class activities in the first weeks of school. It is expected that all students have read the book, either the Spanish or the English version, in support of our community's initiative to have a shared intellectual experience.

In the high school we ended last semester by saying goodbye to Dr. Ralph Maurer's wife Meg Butler who worked as a Grade Nine Social Studies teacher. To start this semester we would like to welcome Ms. Valentina Infante who will be replacing Ms. Butler. Additionally we are happy to be having Ms. Georgina Rodgers joining our High School team as she will be replacing Ms. Shannon Stringer who will be out on maternity leave.

In closing, I want to mention that our Admissions Office is very busy as the applicant pool continues to grow. Once again we will be welcoming several new families to our community who participated in our orientation program. The interest in Nido is a result of Nido's great reputation as well as our excellent faculty and facilities, and the warmth and spirit of our community. Students will begin on Monday the 19th at 7:45am in the theater for our opening assembly.

Looking forward to a great second semester!

Warm regards,

Paul Petit

Interim High School Principal


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.