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Please join the PTO for Family Reading Night on Tuesday December 1st from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Learn how to help your children become better readers.The first 50 students attending with parents will receive a book to take home.

Also enjoy a preview of our upcoming schoolwide Scholastic Book Fair.

Click for full details: English  / Spanish.

This is a Star Parent event.


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The School Governance Council (SGC) monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday December 1st at 4:00pm in the library media center. 

For further information on our SGC, including minutes of previous meetings, click here.

This is a Star Parent event, please join us if possible.


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We are very excited for the return of the Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair is a great opportunity to purchase holiday gifts while supporting our PTO and, most importantly, promoting a love of reading. Class previews will be held December 2nd and 3rd; the fair opens schoolwide on Friday, December 4th. 

Your child will be bringing home a booklist for you to view many of the materials that will be available. Thank you in advance for your support. We are hoping this will be a "monster" success! 

Check here for book fair schedule.


This is a Star Parent opportunity, please consider volunteering at the fair. 

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If your child needs their school picture taken or you would like their original picture redone, Thursday December 3rd will be our Picture Retake Day. 


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Our School Wellness Team is sponsoring an afterschool program for students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade entitled Movement and Spanish. Through body expression students will expand their Spanish vocabulary as well as develop basic notions of space, in order to promote and enhance their creativity. Learning strategies will be based on play, imitation, experimentation and imagination.

Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning November 9th.

Please CLICK for full details (English/Spanish)

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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: 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