Interim Principal: Mr. Pedro Mendia
Asst. Principal: Ms. Tianko Ellison
Main Office: 475-220-3600
Grades: PK - 8th grade
Magnet Theme: International Communication
Instructional method (K-5): Dual Language Immersion (Spanish/English)
School Day: 8:35-2:50
School Uniform: Navy polo shirt with khaki pants, shorts, or skirt. Navy T-shirts or sweats with sneakers for gym days. Uniforms in these colors can be purchased at your favorite retailer, and the school will, from time to time, make logo-shirts available to students and adults. Navy blue hooded sweatshirts are acceptable, but hoods are not to be worn inside the school.
Through the incorporation of elements of International Communication in all subject areas, John C. Daniels School of International Communication aims to expand students’ knowledge about the world’s diverse countries, people and languages so that they are equipped and empowered to communicate with each other and across cultures. Students are provided with multiple and varied opportunities including the use of technology to apply their knowledge and skills in connecting with people around the world.
Some of our educational partners include:
- Band for grades 5-8
- PAW (Physical Activity and Wellness)
- HOT School
- School Soccer Team
- CT Children’s Museum
- Tower 1
- Yale New Haven Hospital
- Yale University
Please click HERE to download the school's informational brochure.
PAW is our Physical Activity aand Wellness committee. Teachers, students and parents meet once each month to discuss and plan ways to help our students become more physically active, make healthier food choices and participate actively in our school community.
What are the regulations of the JCD?
The Band has the same regulations that rule every single activity at the school.
How do students receive their grade?
The grades are the result of three different factors: Attendance, homework and private practice, progress in private lessons and rehearsals.
What will the School offer?
The school will provide an instrument for the students to practice at home, to rehearse and play in concerts. A place to rehearse and an encouraging environment to help the children to develop in the very best way their talent.
What is requested from the families?
The students will pay a $25 dollars annual maintenance fee. New students will receive an instrument after the second month of classes prior the payment of the maintenance fee and the audition. The music books cost $10 dollars (Percussion books $25). Families can buy additional elements as mouthpieces for brass and reeds for woodwinds (clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon) in any of the stores listed at the end.
What is the band program promise?
To provide free private lessons taught by the Music in Schools Initiative Teaching Artists during the year. This is a group of professional students, who are finest performers and passionate musicians. They will teach your children to play the instrument they were assigned to and will be a possitive role model and an example of hard work, perseverance and excellence for your kids. Teaching Artists could guide the families too in the process of buying and instrument for their children.
What is the families' promise?
Families have to bring their children from Monday to Friday from 8:15am to 8:55am. Giving them a place and a time at home to practice.
What if the student is dismissed from the band program?
There are two main reasons why the students are dismissed from our program: family decision with parents/guardian authorization or for breaking the school regulations: absences, bad behavior, to fail in their academic responsibilities (rehearsals, concerts, private lessons) bad attitude, etc. When it happens the students will go to the general music class but they will get a bad grade for the making period when they were dismissed.
Sam Ash - 95 Amity Road New Haven, CT 06515
Foundry Music Company - 102 Audubon Street New Haven, CT 06510
JC - Music - 529 West Main Street Meriden, CT 06451
Rayburn Music - 19 Andover Drive West Hartford, CT 06110