English schools in Latin America
Nido de Aguilas (Eagle's Nest) was founded in 1934 as a private, co-educational, non-sectarian day school. Today, Nido serves over 1,300 students from more than forty countries and offers a comprehensive college preparatory educational program from Early Childhood (age three) through grade 12. Nido serves the international business and diplomatic community of Santiago, as well as, local students seeking an English language, US style education. Current enrollment is composed of 50% U.S. and international students and 50% host country students.
All classes are taught in English except Spanish language classes and for those taking the Chilean National Program, four years of Chilean Social Studies and two years of Philosophy in Spanish. Nido offers special classes to support non-native English speakers. However, entrance to upper elementary, middle and high school grades require prerequisite levels of English proficiency. Given the academic nature of the school's program, special services are available to support students with only MILD learning disabilities. Nido does not offer programs for students who have more serious learning disabilities or who have special physical or emotional needs.
Nido de Aguilas is located on a spacious 120- acre park-like setting in the foothills of the Andes mountains, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Santiago. The school is situated in one of the newest and most popular housing areas in Santiago and it is the location of choice for many Nido families. Early Childhood (Pre-K-1), Elementary (grades 2-5), Middle School (grades 6-8), and High School (grades 9-12) programs are housed in separate facilities and each has its own designated staff including principals, teachers, counselors, and support staff. In addition to classrooms, the campus facilities include two multi-purpose halls, a modern library/media center, science laboratories, computer labs, art rooms, music rooms, college admission office, a cafeteria, nursing/first aid center, several playground areas, a double size gymnasium, weight training and fitness facility, three sports fields and an all-weather track.
The International School Nido de Aguilas is fully accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (USA) and the Chilean Ministry of Education and it is the official U.S. State Department sponsored school in Chile.