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We hope your summer days are being filled with family time and fun!

Soon you will be receiving a letter in the mail with information and dates for the new school year. Below are some important orientation dates:

Meet & Greet for new families and returning 1st & 2nd graders

            August 14th      1:00-2:00

Mandatory orientation for grades 5-8 (please plan to attend one of the offered sessions)        

Friday August 22nd       10:00-11:00   or   1:00-2:00

Tuesday August 26th    5:00-6:00

Meet & Greet for Kindergarten families

Thursday August 28th  1:00-2:00

Meet & Greet for Pre-Kindergarten families

            Friday August 29th 1:00-2:00


Click here for our new magnet family welcome letter


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We have already begun filling in our calendar with important dates for the upcoming school year. To help you prepare for childcare, vacations and other planning needs, please begin to review the calendar so as to best be aware of our scheduled early dismissals, Teacher In-Service Days and breaks. You can access the calendar via the link at the top of our website. You can also print a one-page 10-month calendar by clicking here.

Our calendar is a working document so please be sure to check back regularly for additions.

Don't forget to download the New Haven Public School App to your smartphone; the app allows parents to receive district-wide notifications. To obtain the free app, search "New Haven Public Schools" in either the AppStore (for iPhones) or the Play Store (for Androids), click on the NHPS logo to download.


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At the end of the 2013-2014 school year, many students chose to participate in our talent shows coordinated by Ms. Buleje.

Check out the link below to experience the awesome talents of students in Kindergarten through second grade. 

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A “Meet & Greet”  for new Pre-K to 2nd grade families is scheduled for August 14th at 1:00 pm. 

Orientation for Kindergarten will be August 28th at 1:00pm.

Pre-school orientation will be August 29th at 1:00 pm. 

Orientations for all other grades will be announced later in the summer. 

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Our Mission

John C. Daniels School of International Communication fosters a community of teachers and learners who view themselves as global citizens growing in their ability to communicate effectively in a diverse world. We develop higher order thinking skills through our HOT, Magnet and elementary Dual Language programs. We infuse arts and technology into the curricula so as to best prepare each unique child to be a productive, effective member of the 21st century society.


Contact Us

Principal: Dr. Marlene Baldizon
Assistant Principal: Laurian Kehoe

569 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Main Office: 203-691-3600
Magnet Office: 203-691-3604
Fax: 203-691-3605



School Hours: 8:35am - 2:50pm

Pre-K Program: 7:30am - 5:30pm