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Due to inclement weather, school is closed today, Friday February 5, 2016.

As a result, our PTO Family Valentine's Dance is also cancelled for tonight.

Stay safe!

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Please be aware that NHPS has changed the telephone system for the district.

The new main number for our school is (475) 220-3600.

  • For classroom teacher voicemail, dial (475)-220-0000. You will be asked to input a 5-digit mailbox number.
  • For administrators, instructional coaches and support staff voicemail, you will use a 36xx extension. Dial (475) 220-36xx.

Click here for all numbers. 

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Our Physical Education department's Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser, taking place in grades Preschool to 5th, has already raised close to half of its $1000.00 goal.

During the week of February 8-12, the PE teachers will be hosting a jump rope station in each class to wrap up the fundraising efforts.  In addition to donating to the American Heart Association, a donation will also be nade to the fundraising efforts Ms. Rosa is hosting, New Haven Friends of Haiti.  

Here is a link to our school's Jump Rope for Heart website to make an instant online donation.


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New Haven Public Schools -

Office of Choice & Enrollment 

New Haven Public Schools offers an exciting array of schools with unique themes and programs, community partnerships

and rigorous academic learning. To learn more about the choices, EXPOS have been scheduled:

  • Wednesday, February 3, 6:00-8:00pm Floyd Little Athletic Center
  • Saturday, February 6, 12:00-3:00pm East Rock Magnet School & Wilbur Cross High School

CLICK for flyer of EXPOS & OPEN HOUSE dates (English / Spanish

For more detailed information visit:


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CT School of Survival will provide martial arts instruction afterschool for students in grades 2 through 8. 

The program will begin on Wednesday, January 20th and continue for 20 class sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 3:15 and ending at 4:15.  

CLICK for full details.

CT School of Survival

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Our Mission

At John C. Daniels Interdistrict Magnet School of International Communication students are taught to be creative thinkers who understand and appreciate the diversity in their communities and in the world. Students learn to communicate in different languages enhanced by technology and infused with the arts.  Students are inspired to excel in their studies, to be healthy and active and to contribute to a global society.

Family-School Compact for Achievement


New Haven Public Schools' Nondiscrimination Statement:

It is the policy of the New Haven Public Schools district that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment. Protected classes include Age, Ancestry, Color, Gender Identity or Expression, Genetic Information, Learning Disability, Marital Status, Mental Disability, Intellectual Disability, National Origin, Physical Disability, Race, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, equal access school facilities and school premises to Boy Scouts for America and other designated youth groups.

Title IX Coordinator:   Vallerie Hudson-Brown,  54 Meadow Street, New Haven,  Telephone#203-497-7014 504 Coordinator:  Delores Garcia-Blocker,  54 Meadow Street, New Haven,  Telephone # 203-946-8982


Contact Us

Principal: Dr. Marlene Baldizon
Assistant Principal: Laurian Kehoe

569 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Main Office: 475-220-3600
Magnet Office: 475-220-3604
Fax: 475-220-3605



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

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