The International School Nido de Aguilas


Welcome Incoming ES Principal Layne Hudes

We are pleased to announce that Layne Hudes will serve as Nido's Elementary Principal beginning in July 2019. Layne has had a long career in education. She is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for a school district in New York in the United States. She previously served as an Elementary School Principal and also brings with her experience in the classroom from her first years in education. She holds a Master of Science degree in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education and Supervision and Administration from City University of New York (Baruch College), and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Layne has lived and worked internationally in the United Kingdom. Layne will be traveling to Nido with her husband Marc and their dog Rufus.

Layne will oversee grades K2 through 5 with the assistance of both Jessica Overton, who will serve as the Assistant Principal for grades K2 - 2, and Jon Penhollow who will serve as the Assistant Principal for grades 3 - 5. The School will also hire a Director position to oversee grades Pre-K and K1 and the growing Aguilitas after-school outdoor education program.

We would like to thank everyone in the Nido community — faculty, staff, students, and parents — who participated in the search process, and especially the hiring committee and Jon Penhollow for all of the time they dedicated to the search. We also want to thank outgoing Principals Greg James and Debra Cota for all they have done for Nido. We wish them well as they move on to their next adventures in international education in Kenya and China, respectively. We look forward to welcoming Layne and her family to the Nido community next year.


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?

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.


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.