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We recently mailed our Welcome Letter to all families. The letter includes important dates, uniform policy and arrival/dismissal procedures. Please review so as to be best informed for the start of the new school year.

We look forward to seeing everyone at orientation at the end of this month.

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Please mark your calendars and plan to attend one of our orientation sessions for the 2016-2017 school year.

Per NHPS district policy, a parent/guardian MUST attend an orientation for all students entering grades 5 through 8. 

  • Tuesday, August 30th 5:00pm
  • Wednesday August 31st 1:00pm
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The NHPS 2016-2017 academic year calendar is available. The calendar identifies the first day of school, early dismissal days, days school will be closed and all recesses. 

NHPS 2016 - 2017 Calendar


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Health Requirements for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 7th Grade

All children entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 7th grade need a current physical and immunization record.  Forms were mailed home twice during the 2015-16 year. We have already received many students’ documents. 

It is essential that all students in these grades are compliant on September 1, 2016, per state law.

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Medication Pick-up

Parents: Please pick up your child’s medication by June 20th if you will need it over the summer. Medications left in school will be discarded as they expire. 

Remember that we need new medication orders, signed by both the doctor and the parent, for every school year.

Have a safe and healthy summer.

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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