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Latest News at JCD

28 November 2022
Please join the PTO for the monthly meeting, Tuesday, November 29th. The meeting will be held via Zoom, beginning at 6:30pm. View meeting agenda HERE. CLICK TO JOIN ZOOM...
20 November 2022
Our learning community mourns the loss of our music teacher, Ms. Emma Carey. Ms. Carey was greatly loved by the students she taught. Our staff misses her positive disposition and endless willingness to help. We are preparing to remember her and support her family. Information will be provided as soon as we finalize our plans. Below is a link to her...
13 November 2022
  The West Haven VA Hospital is in need of stocking stuffers (toiletries) for the veterans (male and female). We are collecting items and are asking each classroom to participate. This is a most worthy cause as our veterans have given so much to our country and it is important that we give back.  The drive will begin on Tuesday, Nove...
09 November 2022
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th. They will be IN PERSON. Conferences times are 1:15 - 3:15 and 4:00 - 6:00.  Teachers are scheduling times to meet with parents. Please be sure to establish meeting times with your child's teachers.  Check the link for many teachers' scheduling links. Please reach out t...

Upcoming Events

23 Dec
Early Dismissal
Date 12.23.2022
27 Dec
NO SCHOOL - Christmas Recess
12.27.2022 - 01.01.2023
6 Jan
16 Jan
20 Feb
NO SCHOOL - February Recess
02.20.2023 - 02.21.2023
6 Apr
Early Dismissal
7 Apr
10 Apr
NO SCHOOL - April Recess
04.10.2023 - 04.14.2023

Inspired by Our Children, Dual-Language and The Arts

John Daniels School of International Communication was the first school in New Haven to use a Dual Language model of instruction. All students K-8 learn in English and Spanish with an opportunity to add Mandarin through a world language model in grades 5-8. Our challenging, curriculum and emphasis on respect of diversity prepares our students to be life-long learners in our multicultural world.

Through the incorporation of four elements of our International Communication magnet theme focus 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, based on CT state standards and NHPS curriculum including the use of technology, to apply their knowledge and skills in connecting with people around the world.

All grade levels focus on four broad themes throughout the year.

Our Themes

  • The World in My Backyard (a study of heritage and diversity)

    This unit is designed to answer the fundamental human question, “Who are we and where did we come from?” It is a study of families and heritage as well as immigration. Students learn about the cultures and histories that are represented in their classrooms and in the world around us through interviews, biographies, diaries and other personal interactions. 

  • Where in the World (a study of the world’s geography and natural resources)

    A geography theme that brings the physical dimensions of the world together with the human ones in a study of people, animals, places and the environment. Students build map and globe skills by learning about our planet, its resources, and how we communicate and interact with other places and people.

  • Stewards of our Planet (an environmental theme)

    During this unit, students begin to think about the big issues facing our planet: weather patterns, changing habitats, hunger and poverty, landfills and recycling, human rights and world health. Students learn that being a citizen of this world comes with responsibility and that everyone has the power to make a difference.

  • Around the World in 60 Days (an in-depth country-study)

    This last unit gives students the opportunity to investigate specific countries and cultures of the past and present with the intention of building an appreciation for diversity and pride in cultural traditions. Studies of a particular civilization will include categories such as geography, history, culture, demographics, education, arts and economics. 

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Main Office: 475-220-3600

Magnet Office: 475-220-3604

Fax: 475-220-3605



Opening Hours

School Hours: 8:35 am – 2:50 pm

Pre-K Program: 8:35 am – 2:50 pm

Tina Mitchell

Assistant Principal Yesenia Perez