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Like parents, students are invited to complete an annual Learning Environment Survey. The survey is taken on-line by all students in grades in 5 through 8. We are proud to announce that 100% of our students in the eligible grades have completed their survey! 

We'd love to have 100% of our parents complete their survey. Please don't forget to fill-in and mail your paper copy, or complete it on-line using the code provided specifically for you.

CLICK for full reminder details.


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Our art teachers, Mrs. Messina and Miss Hann, have created a beautiful school-wide Art Gallery.  Nearly every student has a work of art on display.  The gallery is located in the 1st floor lobby, in the display cases by the main office and throughout the main corridor by the Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms. 

If you have not yet had a chance to see all of the beautiful artwork, it will remain up for International Potluck Dinner. Please take some time to view the artistic creations of our many talented students. 

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The annual NHPS Learning Environment Survey was recently sent home with your child.

We are hoping to have 100% of our parents complete the survey. 

  • You may complete the paper copy of the survey and mail it using the supplied addressed, stamped envelope.
  • You may complete the on-line version using the access code provided exclusively for each family. Click here to access on-line survey. 
  • You are welcomed and encouraged to stop by the Library Media Center and complete the survey on-line, be sure to bring your access code.

This survey is confidential. No one at your child's school will ever see your individual answers. Your answers will be combined with other parents' answers to help improve the school learning environment. The surveys help school leaders understand what key members of the school community see as the strengths and weaknesses of their school's learning environment.

Please contact Mrs. McGovern if you have any questions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (203) 691-3630

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We recently held our first "Cook n' Create" event and it was a tremendous success. Pamela Joyce, our guest chef, demonstrated her cooking prowess and treated parents, children, and teachers to her delectable, healthy salads ranging from avocado black bean to quinoa with edamame!

Following the food demonstration, Esther Comba gathered children for a fun discussion in Spanish.

Michelle Morgan, our School Wellness parent advocate, gave a brief talk about our yoga program.

A big thank you to Michelle Morgarn, Esther Comba, Pamela Joyce and Loralee Gail for helping put on such an enjoyable evening!


Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the event, the food and the camaraderie.

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Our annual International Potluck Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10th at 5:30. We are looking forward to tasting the many dishes and desserts our families bring to share.

Please mark your calendar and join us for this wonderful JCD community event.


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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.

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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