INTRODUCTION TO International School Nido de Aguilas

The International School Nido de Aguilas is a private, co-educational, non-sectarian, non-profit day school founded in 1934. The school offers the best Chilean and North American education programs from Early Years through Grade 12 (three to 18 years of age).


Nido de Aguilas is located on a spacious 130-acre in the foothills of the Andes range. The school is situated in one of the newest residential areas in Santiago de Chile, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Santiago.

The school provides separate facilities for each program: Early years School, Elementary School, Middle school, and High School.


Nido’s curriculum brings together the best in the Chilean and US educational traditions and is inspired by the educational philosophy and principles of its founders, Waldo Stevenson, and Juanita Keller.

The programs include:

– The Early Years School curriculum, serving Pre-Kinder and Kinder I students.

– The Elementary School, including from Kinder 2 – Grade 5.

– The Middle School program serves Grades 6-8. It consists of five core subject areas: humanities, science, math, Spanish and PE and Health.

– The High School, from Grade 9 to Grade 12, offers in High School three programs of study: the North American/Nido Diploma, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and the Chilean National Program Diploma.


Language of Instruction: English.

Extra Languages: Spanish from Kinder 2 to Grade 12. 

Language Support: The school offers English-language acquisition support for students with a low level of English. However, entrance to Upper Elementary, Middle, and High School grades might require prerequisite levels of English proficiency. students who do not have a high level of English, the school offers English-language acquisition support. However, entrance to Upper Elementary, Middle, and High School grades might require prerequisite levels of English proficiency.




Number of students: Approximately 1500 students.

Number of nationalities: 45 different nationalities.

Predominant nationality: 13% from the U.S.A., 47% from the host country Chile, and 40% from other countries.

Class size Average: INA

Class size Maximum: INA


Enrolment period:  The school has a rolling admissions process; it is the school’s discretion whether EYS-MS students start classes in the 4th quarter of the school year.

Waiting list: INA

Admission criteria: Nido’s admissions policies strive to achieve a balance in the gender, English language composition, and cultural diversity of the student population. The Admissions Committee evaluates previous school grades, confidential recommendations, and standardized assessment results. Additionally, the Committee might consider student interviews and performance on admissions tests.

School Fees Structure:    INA                                


The school offers limited learning support for children with learning differences.


Uniform: YES

Student Support: Nido provides a Guidance and Counseling Team, whose focus is on student well-being, and every student at Nido is assigned a counselor from this team.

Religion: INA


School Bus: YES

Boarding Services: NO

2 Reviews for The International School Nido de Aguilas

Nancy Garcia

1 Reviews

Great School and extraordinary community

4/ 5

The International School Nido de Aguilas, is one of the highest curricular level schools for foreign and local students in Santiago, Chile. My two kids studied primary and middle school there and it was a great experience in all aspects. The curriculum provided by the school, prepared my children very well. When we relocated to the USA, both managed to enter the american schools without difficulty. The social and integrating areas that the school provides, prepares the students to face a world full of diversity with tolerance and compassion. For us as parents, we found a great community, in which we were able to integrate without major difficulties. I think that the International School Nido de Aguilas is an extraordinary school, with a very high-level educational curriculum. Nancy Garcia

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