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  • New Haven's Dual-Language School

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Latest News at JCD

20 September 2023
    Open House is Wednesday, September 20th from 4:30 to 6:30.   This is an opportunity to meet your child's teachers, and learn about the daily routines and curriculum. Please be reminded that teachers will not have the chance to speak to families regarding individual students, but rather wil be presenting an overview of the classro...
31 August 2023
We are proud to announce that we have been recognized as a nationally certified magnet school. Nationally certified magnet schools provide high-quality, innovative educational options to families and students that promote choice, diversity and academic excellence. Students deserve access to an excellent education that will prepare th...
26 August 2023
If you were unable to attend orientation, please take a few moments to read the presentations. Our policies and expectations are clearly outlined. Also, please download a copy of our family handbook so as to be aware of our learning community guidelines. 23-24 Orientation ENGLISH 23-24 Orientation SPANISH 23-24 Family Handbook ENGLISH 23-24 Family ...
20 August 2023
Please select one orientation session to attend. At orientation you will: receive an overview of school policies, including arrival and dismissal have opportunity for assistance in completing district mandatory forms (make sure you know your PowerSchool login) find out your child's homeroom assignment Click below to join a ZOOM meeting. 8/21 USE TH...

Upcoming Events

9 Oct
7 Nov
15 Nov
Early Dismissal
15 Nov
22 Nov
Early Dismissal
23 Nov
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Recess
11.23.2023 - 11.24.2023

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: 203-691-3605



Opening Hours

School Hours: 8:35 am – 2:50 pm

Pre-K Program: 8:35 am – 2:50 pm

Yesenia Perez

Assistant Principal Robert Manghnani