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Latest News at JCD

02 December 2021

Please click the link below to read the recent letter regarding a positive case of COVID-19 in our building.

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01 November 2021
Please click the links below to read the recent letters regarding positive cases of COVID-19 in our building. These notices reflect separate case notifications.  Letter #1 from Dr. Tracey 11-1-21  Letter #2 from Dr. Tracey 11-1-21 Letter #3 from Dr. Tracey 11-1-21...
21 October 2021
Mark your calendar and plan to join the PTO's first general meeting of the academic year on Tuesday, October 26th beginning at 6:30pm. Meeting will be virtual via Zoom. Click link below to join Zoom: Meeting ID: 984 8233 4421 Passcode: GgxpA7...
14 October 2021
We are happy to announce that Picture Day will take place on Thursday, October 28th.  We will not be offering the sibling photo option this year. Paper copies of the order form will be sent home with your child. The form includes all details, including the option to prepay online. You may also access the order form by clicking the li...

Upcoming Events

24 Dec
No School - Christmas Recess
Date 12.24.2021 - 01.01.2022
6 Jan
17 Jan
No School - MLK Day
21 Feb
No School - February recess
02.21.2022 - 02.25.2022
15 Apr
18 Apr
No School - April Recess
04.18.2022 - 04.22.2022
3 May
30 May

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