International School Nido de Aguilas
Av. El Rodeo 14200, Lo Barnechea, Santiago, Chile
+56 2 2339 8100
|Head of School||Mr. David Perry|
|Language of Instruction||English, Spanish|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18 years|
|Number of pupils||1,600|
|Average Class Size||22|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Kurt Supplee|
|Associations||IB, NEASC, Ashoka, AAIE, CASE|
Nido de Aguilas was founded in 1934 as a private, co-educational, non-sectarian, non-profit day school rooted in the best traditions of Chilean and North American education. Today, Nido has over 1600 students from 50 countries and offers a comprehensive liberal arts, college preparatory educational program from Early Years (age three) through Grade 12. Nido serves the international business and diplomatic community of Santiago, as well as local students seeking an English-language, U.S.-style education.
Nido has offered the IB Diploma since 1982, and today, over 50% of our Grade 11 and 12 students enroll in the full IB Diploma Programme. Their IB Diploma scores are above the worldwide average, and our IB Coordinator ensures that students complete all required courses and register for all necessary external examinations. IB Diploma candidates are examined internally at Nido and externally by the IB Organization to award IB Diploma results.
Students must apply for acceptance into the full IB Diploma Programme at the beginning of the second semester of Grade 10, before the course registration process the following year. Admission to the program is based on a student’s academic record, including having a record of academic honesty. Students transferring from IB programs with good standing in those programs may continue in the IB program at Nido. In the case of English language learners, they must meet English language proficiency requirements to participate in the full IB diploma.
IB courses are open to non-Diploma students. All Nido HS students are exposed to the IB curriculum during their academic career, as many upper-level courses are taught at the IB level. It is possible to earn the IB Diploma simultaneously as the Nido/US diploma and the Chilean National Plan Diploma.
Nido's high school faculty includes 30 IB teachers recruited from the best schools in the world. Collectively, they have an average IB teaching experience of over ten years, and all attend official workshops in their subject group. In addition, Nido has a robust mentoring program for teachers new to the IB.