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Please click to read Ms. Ryan's latest blog for details regarding our International Dinner scheduled for November 1st.

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Parents, please check your child's backpack/folder for our Miss Chocolate fundraising packet. The fundraiser begins today and will end on October 28th. The packet contains all the information needed to successfully sell the many products. 

Did you know you can also invite out-of-town friends and family to participate. They can access the catalog online at www.misschocolate.com, follow the easy directions and enter our school code of 202677 to ensure JCD receives credit for the orders.

Thank you for your participation.

Please contact Mr. Johnson with any questions, william.johnson@nhboe.net


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Please read Mrs. Kehoe's latest blog for a better understanding of our schoolwide instructional focus.

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Ask your child, "“What did you write about today to show your understanding?”



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We strive to ensure our communication is up-to-date and relevant. We have had a great increase in the number of subscriptions to our website! We are so thrilled that many of our families are accessing the site for schoolwide information, classroom updates, PowerSchool Daily Bulletin and events on our calendar. 

We want parents to be in contact with teachers. Parents can send in notes with their child, write an email and leave voicemail messages. In an effort to provide your child with the best instruction, free from interruptions, all telephone calls during school hours are directed to a teacher's voicemail box. To find an email address or voicemail extension, please visit Contact Us. To leave a voicemail, dial (475) 220-0000 and enter teacher extension.



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Please read Mr. C's blog for information on how to order t-shirts for Physical Education class.





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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