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Latest News at JCD

27 August 2021
Tips to successfully access the PARENT portal on PowerSchool 1. Make sure you have created a PARENT account for PowerSchool. You must create the initial account on a desktop/laptop/tablet. Account setup is NOT supported by the APP.  To create your account, go to Click Create Account (DO NOT just type ...
26 September 2022
The New Haven Youth and Recreation Department offers many opportunities and events for children. Please check out the information below: GAMES & SPORTS: BASKETBALL CLINIC BILLARDS VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS FALL EVENTS: KEEPSAKE QUILTING HAUNTED ROAD INFO & REGISTRATION OTHER FUN HAPPENINGS: ARTS & CRAFTS and SCIENCE PROGRAM PAINT NIGHT Sign up...
19 September 2022
Open House will take place on Wednesday, September 21st from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Open House is a chance to meet the teachers, learn about your child's daily schedule and classroom expectations.  The PTO Officers will be available to welcome returning and new members as well as answer any questions. Be sure to visit the Literacy Table for a book gi...
05 September 2022
In an effort to ensure that students are in school, a joint decision has been made by the New Haven Public Schools and the New Haven Health Department. Connecticut state law requires that all students new to the district, as well as students entering grades kindergarten, 7 and 10 must have an updated physical examinati...

Upcoming Events

5 Oct
NO SCHOOL - Yom Kippur
Date 10.05.2022
8 Nov
11 Nov
23 Nov
Early Dismissal
24 Nov
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving
11.24.2022 - 11.25.2022
23 Dec
Early Dismissal
27 Dec
NO SCHOOL - Christmas Recess
12.27.2022 - 01.01.2023

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: 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