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After much anticipation, The Schoolyard Habitat Team is pleased to announce that the John C. Daniels’ schoolyard habitat will finally break ground.

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, a volunteer work crew made up of students and teachers from Common Ground High School will begin helping us with the process. We have parents and students that have signed up to help in this effort as well.

Parents wishing to help with the habitat are invited to join the team members on Friday, May 12th and Saturday May 13th. We do hope many will join us!

The schoolyard habitat team is excited to begin what is hoped will be an outdoor classroom for all students to appreciate now and for years to come.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Barkin at kathy.barkin@nhboe.net or Ms. Comba at esther.comba@nhboe.net


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Please note that students are not allowed to have fidget spinner toys in school if they do not have a physician's note to do so.

We realize the value of these fidget toys, but they have become a distraction and are being used more as toys than as therapeutic remedies. Those found being used will be confiscated and will result in possible disciplinary action.

Please contact an administrator if you have any questions.


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Please take a moment to read an update from Dr. Baldizon, click HERE.


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We are thrilled to be a 21st Century Community Learning Center! This grant-funded program allows us the opportunity to provide before and after school programs to our students in Kindergarten through 8th grades. We are starting the program on February 6th.

We are required to follow specific guidelines and students must be able to commit to participate in the programming 5 days a week for a total of 12.5 hours.

CLICK for full details and to sign your child up. 

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Some important reminders:

  • When using Ward Street to drop off and pick up your students, please avoid the area by the apartments as this is a residential zone and you may receive a parking ticket. During the hours of arrival and dismissal only, the city allows us to use the area on our side of the school and across the cafeteria by the fenced parking lot. 
  • Please avoid unannounced early pick-ups as instructional time continues to be interrupted; we understand emergencies arise and we accommodate accordingly.
  • With frigid temperatures upon us, please ensure students come to school wearing a warm coat, gloves and a hat.

Thank you!

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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