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Latest News at JCD

01 May 2021
Throughout the month of May, our students in grades 3 through 8 will be completing the state required Smarter Balanced Assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Students in 5th and 8th grades will also take the Next Generation Science Standards assessment. Please click below for our anticipated schedule; schedule is subject to change. SBA &...
25 April 2021
Our students in 3rd through 8th grades will be taking the state required Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA); students in 5th and 8th grade will also complete the assessment for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). If your child is a remote learner and does not have a school issued device, please contact Mrs. McGovern to arrange for a pick ...
04 April 2021
Please use the link below to complete the online survey to tell us about JCD, where we are doing a good job, and where we could do better. The survey is an important tool for the school and parent leaders to learn about how you and, most importantly, your child experience school. The results of the school’s survey will be used to improve the learni...
28 March 2021
Please be aware that this Thursday, April 1st will be a fully remote day for all students. No students will report to the building on Thursday. Students will login to Google Classroom to complete assignments. Teachers will not be live at all. There is no school on Friday, April 2nd in observance of Good Friday. To be clear, students will only repor...

Upcoming Events

13 May
NO SCHOOL - Eid al-Fitr
Date 05.13.2021
31 May
8 Jun
PTO Monthly Meeting
06.08.2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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