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Latest News at JCD

17 January 2022
The Boys and Girls Club of New Haven has adjusted the anticipated start date of the after-schoo program to Tuesday, January 25th. Please join the scheduled Zoom meeting tomorrow for help registering and to ask any questions. ZOOM Tuesday 1/18 5pm-7pm   ...
14 January 2022
The Boys and Girls Club of New Haven is starting their after-school program at John C. Daniels. The club provides a safe, positive and engaging environment where children and teens explore, learn and have fun. Featuring the Boys & Girls Club of America award-winning youth development curricula, they offer homework help with extra reading and ma...
11 January 2022
Please click the link below to read the recent letter regarding positive cases of COVID-19 in our building. 01-11 Letter Also, please review a summary of the Updated Considerations for Quarantine, Isolation, Testing, and Contact Tracing Policies and Procedures in PreK-12 Schools issued from CT Department of Health, effective 12/31/21...
06 January 2022
All New Haven Public Schools will be closed Friday, January 7th, as a result of the anticipated inclement weather forecast.  This includes before and after school programs.  Todas las escuelas públicas de New Haven estarán cerradas el viernes 7 de enero, como resultado del pronóstico del tiempo inclemente de mañana. Esto incluye programas...

Upcoming Events

17 Jan
No School - MLK Day
Date 01.17.2022
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
21 Jun

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