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  • New Haven's Dual-Language School

  • Studies Infused with the Arts

  • Creative Thinking & Communication

  • Dynamic Learning

  • All kids have a voice

Latest News at JCD

27 November 2023
  Our Scholastic Book Fair will take place December 4th through the 8th.   Flyers have been sent home. Students will have a chance to preview the Fair later this week. Classes will be scheduled to attend during Book Fair Week. Set up an eWallet so your child can shop the Fair without cash. Afterschool hours for parents who wish to shop wi...
03 December 2023
ALL ABOARD! The PTO cannot wait for THE POLAR EXPRESS movie night on Friday, December 8th. Come a little early to shop the Book Fair, buy concessions, and find the perfect spot to settle with your pillow and blanket. CLICK FOR FLYER...
29 November 2023
      Did you miss this month's PTO Meeting? You missed our Huskies of the Marking Period reveal. Please watch our video to meet the students who have been recognized for the first marking period as outstanding representatives of what it means to be a JCD Husky. Huskies always PAWS to be honest, kind, respectful, and responsible. Cli...
29 November 2023
John C. Daniels is thrilled to announce we are participating in the Honored Schools program. This program allows families and students to recognize teachers. and tell the story of a JCD teacher who has made a difference in your life.   Please watch the video for an overview:

Upcoming Events

13 Dec
22 Dec
Early Dismissal
25 Dec
NO SCHOOL - Christmas Recess
12.25.2023 - 01.01.2024
15 Jan
19 Jan
31 Jan
Early Dismissal
31 Jan
16 Feb
Early Dismissal

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