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CONGRATULATIONS Summer Readers!!! Our final numbers are in and we are SUPER proud of each of you!

All of your hard work during the summer has earned John C. Daniels the TOP spot among ALL of the elementary schools in New Haven.  Keep reading and remember:

  • Reading is Thinking!
  • The MORE you READ, the MORE you will SUCCEED!
  • Readers become LEADERS!

Summer Reading Challenge 2019


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We were very excited to see the pictures on Instagram of our students reading over the summer.  Please be sure to return your child's completed summer reading log to Mrs. McGovern by Friday, September 13th.  ALL students who returns a log, meeting the challenge guidelines, will be invited to participate in a school based celebration.  Participants will also receive 4 raffle tickets to be entered to win a prize.  Students who have at least 5 summer reading pictures posted on Instagram will receive an additional three raffle tickets.

Reading is THINKING!!!   The MORE you READ, the MORE you will SUCCEED!!!


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Welcome Back to JCD!!!


I am looking forward to another GREAT year and working with all members of our school community in all things LITERACY!!!

Please continue to check our website, including the Instructional Coaches blog, for updates on assessments, parent workshops, student activities, etc...


Please feel free to contact me any time.

Heather O'Brien

Literacy Coach





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Dear Families,

Please join us on Thursday, May 30th at 5:00 p.m. at the Fieldhouse at Hillhouse High School for the district-wide curriculum fair where we celebrate student work from our school and around the district. 

I hope to see you there and if you have questions please reach out to me.

Mrs. Ortiz

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Dear Families of grade 3 and 4 students:

Your child is on their second round of tesing with DORA in Spanish. The first round was back in December 2018 and now in the Spring 2019. DORA is an online reading assessment which assesses reading skills in 7 fundamental areas. The 7 fundamental areas are: 

  1. High Frequency Words
  2. Word Recognition
  3. Phonics
  4. Phoemic Awareness
  5. Oral Vocabulary
  6. Spelling
  7. Reading Comprehension

DORA ia an adapative assessment which adjusts depending on how your child is performing. Immediately after your child is done with his/her test a report is available with information to help improve your child's reading skills. 

Please reach out to your child's teacher or myself if you have questions.

Thank you.

Mrs. Ortiz

Dual Language Instructional Coach

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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