Q: When does the school day start and end?

  • A: The school day begins at 8:35 and ends at 2:50 when busses are dismissed. Pre-K operates on an extended-day program and is open from 7:30-5:30.

    Q: What After School Programs do you offer?

    • A: Pre-K operates on an extended-day program and is open from 7:30-5:30. After school childcare for younger children is also available.  Our teachers are always willing to provide students with extra help afterschool. Please contact your child's teacher directly to make arrangements.

    Q: What does the school uniform look like?

    • A: All students wear navy blue collared tops and khaki bottoms. On gym days, students may wear navy blue T-shirts with blue sweat pants. From time to time the school sells polo shirts and gym shirts imprinted with the school logo, but parents can always purchase uniforms at their favorite retailer.

    Q: How do I apply?

    • A: Though Daniels’ staff is happy to provide you with all the information you need to make the right decision for your child, the application process is handled by the Magnet/Registration office of New Haven Public Schools. For details about the process for applying to John Daniels School or to download an application, please visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools website.  The application window is February - March for the following school year.

    Q: Is transportation provided to my town?

    • A: Transportation is provided for Kindergarten-8th grade students from the following districts:
      Amity Regional, Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Clinton, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Middletown, Milford, Naugatuck, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Southbury, Stratford, Wallingford, Waterbury, Westbrook, West Haven, Wolcott, Woodbridge.
      If your town is not listed, you are still encouraged to apply.

    Q: How can I arrange to take a tour of the school?

    • A: We would be happy to schedule a visit for you and your child. Please contact Carroll Ryan, JCD’s Magnet Resource Teacher, to choose a time that works for you.
      Carroll Ryan—203-691-3604 carroll.ryan@new-haven.k12.ct.us (hablo Espanol)

    Q: How do you ensure student safety?

    • A: Safety is our first priority for our students.  Our full-time security guard works to ensure that the building is secure and that students are safe. Surveillance cameras monitor the premises, and all staff are committed to security.

    Our Mission

    At John C. Daniels Interdistrict Magnet School of International Communication students are taught to be creative thinkers who understand and appreciate the diversity in their communities and in the world. Students learn to communicate in different languages enhanced by technology and infused with the arts.  Students are inspired to excel in their studies, to be healthy and active and to contribute to a global society.


    New Haven Public Schools' Nondiscrimination Statement:

    It is the policy of the New Haven Public Schools district that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment. Protected classes include Age, Ancestry, Color, Gender Identity or Expression, Genetic Information, Learning Disability, Marital Status, Mental Disability, Intellectual Disability, National Origin, Physical Disability, Race, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, equal access school facilities and school premises to Boy Scouts for America and other designated youth groups.




    Contact Us

    Interim Principal: Mrs. Tina Mitchell
    Assistant Principal: Ms. Yesenia Perez

    569 Congress Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06519

    Main Office: 475-220-3600
    Magnet Office: 475-220-3604
    Fax: 475-220-3605


    School Hours: 8:35am - 2:50pm

    Pre-K Program: 7:30am - 5:30pm