Our Facility

John C. Daniels School of International CommunicationJohn C. Daniels School (JCD) opened its doors for the first time in the fall of 2006 and was named “Best K-12” building by McGraw Hill Construction Best ‘07. New Haven Public Schools’ School construction program is the largest in the State and the largest per capita in the country. Every classroom is equipped with at least 5 computers and an LCD projector for multimedia lessons and presentations supporting our International Communication theme. The spacious library features volumes in English and Spanish as well as a computer lab and laptops that can be used in the classrooms with access to the wireless network.

Our facility supports our commitment to the arts and physical fitness with a state of the art gymnasium and outdoor track, music room, art room and stage area for all-school assemblies, band performances, drama presentations and other special events. Special presentations can also take place in our outdoor amphitheater in the courtyard.

JCD students are safe and secure while they are at school. The building features video surveillance, a full time security guard and close partnerships with the New Haven Police Department. The glass walls of the interior courtyard make it easy to see what is going on anywhere in the building.



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