John C. Daniels School of International Communication Interdistrict Magnet
Address: 569 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519 MAP
General Phone: (203) 691-3600
Grades: PreK3 & PreK4 to 8th Grade
Admission Preferences: Neighborhood & Sibling
School Hours: 8:35 am – 2:50 pm
Principal: Edith Johnson
Enrollment: 519 students
Uniform School: Yes
2013 Open Houses
2014 Open Houses
To be announced shortly!
School Tours and Shadowing
available by appointment
John C. Daniels Magnet School of International Communication is first and foremost a dual language school. Students in grades K-5 will be taught in Spanish (50% of the time) and in English (50% of the time). Students in grades 6-8 move to a world language model and continue their language instruction in Spanish or Chinese class.
Spanish and English teachers follow district curricula in all subject areas and enhance instruction through our international communication theme. The theme was designed to expand students' knowledge about the world’s diverse countries and people so that they are equipped and empowered to communicate with each other and across cultures.
John C. Daniels is also a HOT (higher order thinking) School. As a HOT school, our teachers promote teaching and learning enhanced by the arts in a democratic setting. This dynamic program is designed to build higher-order thinking skills in students through the core components of strong arts, arts integration, and democratic practice. Students have the opportunity to work with Teaching Artists and experience the beauty and diversity of the world through its art, music, dance, poetry and literature.
John C. Daniels is housed in a state-of-the-art building with an inner courtyard. The facility offers up-to-date technology features including interactive whiteboards in all K-8 classrooms and a dual language library media center.
All students at Daniels wear uniforms: khaki bottoms and navy blue polo shirts.
- Full Day PreK3 & PreK4 programs (7:30am - 5:30pm)
- Dual Language Instruction: All students learn in both Spanish and English (50/50)
- Recipient of the Magnet Schools of America Merit Awards, 2009, 2010 & 2011
- Daniels is a HOT (Higher Order Thinking) School, integrating the arts with core subjects to enhance learning
- International Communication theme is taught in all subject areas
- After school programs
- Uniform: Khaki bottoms/navy shirts
- CT Commission on Culture and Tourism (HOT Schools program)
- Yale University School of Music
- Music Haven
- Soccer Haven
- Children’s Museum
- Tower One/Tower East Assisted Living
- Yale-New Haven Hospital
- Yale University (Squash Haven, Book Buddy Program, Summer Programs)
- Boy Scouts
What our students are saying...
«I like learning all subjects in two languages at John C. Daniels. It makes school work fun and challenging." -Matthew 4th grade “John C. Daniels’ teachers help students feel enthusiastic about learning a second language. I am proud to be a student here.» -Liam 7th grade
2012 Lottery Results Data
2012 Lottery Results Data
In an effort to help make families make informed decisions about choosing magnet and charter schools, for the first time NHPS is publishing last year’s lottery data for each magnet and charter school at the bottom of each page. Although the data changes year to year, you can see a snapshot by grade level of how many seats were available, how many applicants applied, how many applicants lived in the neighborhood and how many applicants had siblings. Seats and applicants are specific to New Haven and suburban residents. Hopefully this added information, along with attending Open Houses, will give families the information necessary to choose schools that will fit the individual needs of their children.
Last Year's New Haven Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level
|Grade Level Seats Made Available by School:||20||0||10||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Applicants with Attendance Zone Preference:||29||16||32||9||10||7||9||10||1||4||0|
|Additional Applicants with Sibling Preference:||12||6||12||8||2||1||2||3||0||4||0|
|Additional Applicants with No Preference||148||140||183||62||49||30||31||32||18||7||9|
Last Year's Suburban Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level
|Grade Level Seats Made Available by School:||20||1||5||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Additional Applicants with Sibling Preference:||5||1||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Additional Applicants with No Preference:||109||111||121||63||41||37||29||20||14||15||9|