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Latest News at JCD

01 August 2022
As we prepare to welcome our students back for the 2022-2023 school year, please mark your calendar with these important dates. MANDATORY Orientation:  K-4: Monday, August 22nd 9:30am OR 3:00pm K-8 SPANISH Session Tuesday, August 23rd 9:30am 5-8: Tuesday, August 23rd 1:00pm OR 5:00pm PreK: Thursday, September 1st 9:30am First Day: First day of...
19 June 2022
Nurse Maxine reminds parents that all medication must be picked up by Tuesday, June 21st or it will be destroyed, per health department protocol. No student is allowed to pick up their medication, it must be given to a parent. Call Maxine at 475-220-3615 with questions or to arrange your pick-up....
09 June 2022
Per the family handbook, our uniform policy clearly states: students may wear shorts or skirts as long as they are khaki (navy blue on gym days) and at knee-length shirts must be navy blue no crop tops, no tube tops, no spaghetti straps, no transparent tops no slides, sandals, flip flops, or any open shoe allowed Students will be expected to change...
08 June 2022

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

06-08 Letter

Upcoming Events

22 Aug
K-4 Orientation
Date 08.22.2022 9:30 am - 10:30 am
22 Aug
K-4 Orientation
08.22.2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
23 Aug
K-8 SPANISH Orientation
08.23.2022 9:30 am - 10:30 am
29 Aug
1 Sep
PreK Orientation
09.01.2022 9:30 am - 10:30 am
5 Sep
7 Sep

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. 

Visit Our School or Contact Us


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