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.


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.


Don't miss out! Registration for Session 1 of Nido Summer Camp ends on December 19. Sessions are filling up quickly!

Kermess 2018

All are invited to Kermess, our largest event of the year, on Saturday, November 24, 11:00am - 4:30pm.