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Our Kids with a Voice (KWAV) student group recently held a contest to select a school mascot. The newly chosen mascot for John C. Daniels is the husky.

KWAV is now sponsoring a mascot design contest. While all students are encouraged to create a design, each homeroom will be allowed only one submission. Classrooms will conduct individual votes to decide on which design to submit. All submissions are due to Mrs. O’Shea by May 7, 2018. 

School wide voting will take place during the week of May 14th.

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Students in grades 3 through 8 take the Smarter Balanced Assessment in English-Language Arts (ELA) and math. Students take a customized test using a computer adaptive format: questions get harder when students answer correctly and easier when they answer incorrectly, allowing students to better demonstrate what they know. The online format with extended research, writing, and problem solving tasks measure the critical thinking and problem-solving skills students need for success. 

For more information visit http://www.smarterbalanced.org

CLICK for practice tests that can be completed at home

JCD testing schedule



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Please read this important letter from Dr. Birks, Superintendent of New Haven Public Schools. The message is a follow-up to the phone call you received on Wednesday March 21st.

Letter to NHPS Families (English)

Letter to NHPS Families (Spanish)

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We are thrilled to announce that John C. Daniels has been named a nationally certified magnet school by Magnet Schools of America (MSA). We were among 38 schools located in 12 states to successfully complete a rigorous nine-month evaluation process and demonstrate through evidence, reflection and strategic action that we have established the best practices entailed in the Magnet School Standards of Excellence.

To become nationally certified, JCD submitted a detailed application and participated in a rigorous evaluation conducted by the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL). The application process required the submission of evidence demonstrating how we meet each of the multiple indicators within the Standards of Excellence. This included providing specific examples of how the school is promoting school diversity, closing the achievement gap, integrating a theme-based curriculum throughout the school, and encouraging parent and community involvement. 

Congratulations to our Magnet Resource Coordinator, Ms. Ryan, on this huge achievement. Her efforts on behalf of our school community are to be commended. 

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Click to read the latest newsletter from the PTO

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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.

Family-School Compact for Achievement


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.

Title IX Coordinator:   Vallerie Hudson-Brown,  54 Meadow Street, New Haven,  Telephone#203-497-7014 504 Coordinator:  Delores Garcia-Blocker,  54 Meadow Street, New Haven,  Telephone # 203-946-8982


Contact Us

Principal: Mr. Daniel Bonet
Assistant Principal: Dr. Nicholas Perrone

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