John C. Daniels School of International Communication Interdistrict Magnet


2014 Open Houses

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 9:00am - 11:00am

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 5:30pm - 7:00pm  This date has been canceled 

Additional Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Snow Dates:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 9:00am - 11:00am

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

General Info

Address: 569 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519 MAP

Main Office Phone: (203) 691-3600

Grades: PreK3 & PreK4 to 8th Grade

Admission Preferences: Neighborhood & Sibling

School Hours: 8:35 am – 2:50 pm

Principal: Dr. Marlene Baldizon

Enrollment: 520 students

Uniform School: Yes



School Overview

Welcome to John C. Daniels School of International Communication, where we focus on the language of the world!

John C. Daniels School of International Communication is all about being a dual-language learning environment. In Grades K-5, all kids learn in Spanish 50% of the time and English 50% of the time. In Grades 6-8, students focus in on Spanish or Chinese. Here, your child’s knowledge about the world’s diverse countries, people and languages is expanded, so they are equipped and empowered as world citizens who can communicate with each other and across cultures.

How to Know John C. Daniels School of International Communication is Right for Your Child:

  • Your child is showing an early interest in languages or is already bilingual
  • Your child enjoys learning more about the world’s different cultures
  • Your child likes geography

Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:

  • Four broad study themes that contribute to the creation of world citizens who care about and understand others –1. The World in My Backyard (a study of heritage and diversity) 2. Where in the World? (a study of the world’s geography and natural resources) 3. Stewards of our Planet (an environmental theme) and 4. Around the World in 60 Days (an in-depth country-study)
  • Project-based instructional methods coupled with the integration of the arts to develop students who are not only strong communicators, but also well-rounded and cultured citizens
  • The Physical Activity and Wellness (PAW) initiative to help students maintain an awareness of healthy eating and exercise practices as an important part of being a useful global citizen

2014 Open Houses/Tours/Shadowing

2014 Open Houses

There is no better way to get a sense of whether our school is a fit for your child than visiting, so we invite you to join us at an open house.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 9:00am - 11:00am

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 5:30pm - 7:00pm  This date has been cancelled 

Additional Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:30 - 7:00pm


Snow Date:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 9:00am - 11:00am


School Tours and Shadowing

available by appointment in January and February

More Info

contact Carroll Ryan at (203) 691-3604 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



  • Full-Day prekindergarten program
  • interactive whiteboards in every classroom
  • strong arts program
  • student government council group: Kids with a Voice with representation from grades 3-8
  • active parent group.


Education Partners

  • CT HOT Schools
  • Yale University
  • Music Haven
  • Yale School of Music
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Tower I/Tower East


What our students are saying...

“JCD helps teach that every race is equal and all people should be treated equally. Also, we need to take care of our Earth.” - John C. Daniels Student

2013 Lottery Results Data

2013 Lottery Results Data 

In an effort to help families make informed decisions about choosing a school, New Haven Public Schools is publishing last year’s lottery data for each Magnet and Charter School. Although the data change year to year, you can see a snapshot by grade level of how many seats were available for each school. Also, you can see how many applicants applied, how many applicants lived in the neighborhood, and how many applicants had siblings. These numbers reflect a combined total of all first, second and third school choices of each applicant. We hope this information, along with the opportunity to attend open houses, will help families choose schools that will fit the needs of their children.

Last Year's New Haven Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level

Available Seats: 20 1 12 2 1 2 7 3 8 6 0
Neighborhood & Sibling Preference: 2 3 7 4 3 4 1 0 0 0 0
Neighborhood  Preference: 10 18 18 10 12 8 6 0 3 2 3
Sibling Preference: 3 8 6 3 10 2 3 2 1 0 0
No Preference: 135 125 142 62 35 39 20 13 16 9 4


Last Year's Suburban Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level

Available Seats: 20 4 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 4 0
Sibling Preference: 11 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
No Preference: 99 105 114 63 48 31 30 23 16 8 9

We Provide

  • State-of-the-Art Schools

  • Free Transportation &
    Free Tuition

  • Free Preschool for
    3 & 4-year-olds

Our Mission

In addition to providing effective and innovative educational practices, New Haven Schools of Choice are designed to foster student enrollment patterns that reflect racial, ethnic and economic diversity.

Families must apply to our schools.  Students are placed in schools through a lottery.


Who Can Apply

New Haven residents can apply to any magnet or charter school in the city. Our Interdistrict Magnet Schools are open to all Connecticut residents. There are no admission requirements, tests or prerequisites for our students. We serve special education students, English Language learners, talented and gifted students and everyone else who comes through the lottery to our schools. No student may be denied enrollment because of race, ethnicity or disability. 

Contact Us

New Haven Public Schools -
Magnet Office

54 Meadow Street, First Floor
New Haven, CT 06519 MAP

Main Office: (203) 946-7415
Registration Questions:
(203) 946-8501

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