|The International School Nido de
Aguilas, founded in 1934, is a private, coeducational day school,
which offers a comprehensive educational program from
pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities.
The academic year comprises 2 semesters extending from August 1st to
December 19th and from mid-February to the end of June. The long
vacation is from December through mid-February.
Organization: The School is governed by a Board of
Directors consisting of a minimum of 9 members and a maximum of 13,
elected for 3-year terms by the Educational Foundation Nido de
Aguilas, the sponsor of the School. It is officially recognized by
the Chilean Ministry of Education and accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools.
Curriculum: The curriculum offers a U.S. based,
college-preparatory course of study leading to a U.S., Chilean or
International Baccalaureate Diploma. Instruction is in English with
language courses offered in Spanish at all levels. French is offered
at the high school. There is an extensive computer science program
offered in all grade levels. Art, band, chorus, and orchestra are
offered in the middle and high schools in addition to Suzuki and
music in the elementary school. The extra-curricular program
includes drama, music, student government, and sports, among others.
Most graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United
States, Chile and other countries. The School offers limited
assistance at the elementary level for children with very mild
Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 134
full-time (headmaster, administrators, nurses, librarians,
counselors, teachers, teacher aides.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year,
enrollment was 1,167 (PK-Kdg.II: 205; grades 1-5: 438; grades 6-8:
251; and grades 9-12: 273).
Facilities: The school is located on a spacious park-like
setting on the edge of the city in the foothills of the Andes. The
library has 38,078 volumes and 30 student computers. There are 4
tennis courts, 1 soccer field and 1 baby soccer field, a
gymnasium/assembly hall, an all-weather track, 2 indoor basketball
courts, 2 outdoor basketball courts, 6 science laboratories, 5
computer labs, 4 art rooms, 5 music rooms, a cafeteria, a
multi-purpose center, a counseling center and an Optimal Learning
center for students requiring special assistance.
Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, annual tuition
rates are as follows: PK-Kdg.I: $5,400; Kdg.II-grade 12: $10,400.
Tuition is payable in U.S. dollars or local currency at the current
exchange rate. There is also a one-time incorporation fee of $8,000.
(All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Dr. Donald Bergman, Headmaster
International School Nido de Aguilas
Casilla 162, Correo La Dehesa