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Parent University is this Saturday, April 26th!


This year, Parent University is focusing on the transitions families undergo not only in education but in life.  Dr. Brett Rayford has been invited to give the keynote address on “Raising Intellectual Warriors: A Guide for Urban Parents”.  This is a topic that parents have been asking for throughout past events. In addition, the New Haven Board of Education will hold its retreat at Parent University and parents, school staff and the public are invited to participate.

Please know:

*The event runs from 8:30am-2:30pm at Gateway Community College. Breakfast, lunch, transportation and childcare will be provided for children ages 3-12.

*30 workshops and group discussions focusing on the four main areas of Early Childhood, Grades K-12, College Prep and Family & Community will be offered.

*Families can register at  http://punh.org , by calling (203) 497-7055 (English), (203) 497-7056  (Spanish) or at their child's school.   

Please join us!

Click for registration form in English or Spanish

Click HERE for flier

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Check out our production of Cinderella Kids!



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Cinderella Kids Logo

The cast of Cinderella Kids has spent the past few months preparing to share their talents with an audience. This week, the students at JCD have had the opportunity to see the results of all their hard work. Family and friends are invited to see the show's final performance on Thursday night April 10th at 7:00pm. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. All proceeds go towards future drama club productions.

We hope to see many members of the JCD community be a part of our "Wishing upon a Star" and "Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!" 

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NHPS app


New Haven Public Schools Smartphone App 


In an effort to help increase communication among families, schools, and the district, a Smartphone app is now available.


*This tool lets parents get school notifications on a smartphone or iPad, sign in to PowerSchool, select which schools to get news and calendar info about, see cafeteria menus, submit suggestions and ideas, link to the Board of Education website, and much more.  

*Parents can download events from the district calendar directly to their phone calendar. 

*There is a feature called Idea Box that allows parents to submit ideas for improvement and suggestions for celebrating students, teachers, parents or staff who make a difference in their school. “Celebrations” may be posted on the website or Facebook, or pitched to the media for coverage.  

*The app also features links to thePowerSchool parent portal,New Haven Promise,ParentUniversity, school lunch menus, district news and the NHPS Facebook and Twitter pages. 

*Parents can easily switch the language of the app. 


To obtain the free app, search "New Haven Public Schools" in either the AppStore (for iPhones) or the Play Store (for Androids), click on the NHPS logo to download.


For more information, visit http://www.nhps.net/node/2957




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Our Mission

John C. Daniels School of International Communication fosters a community of teachers and learners who view themselves as global citizens growing in their ability to communicate effectively in a diverse world. We develop higher order thinking skills through our HOT, Magnet and elementary Dual Language programs. We infuse arts and technology into the curricula so as to best prepare each unique child to be a productive, effective member of the 21st century society.


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