Our Vision

The High School for Language and Diplomacy provides a college-preparatory education committed to the intellectual, cultural and social growth of the students of New York City. We ensure a welcoming community of honesty and respect, develop the academic skills of students of all backgrounds through engaging instruction across content areas, and provide programs directed toward social-emotional health. Our environment fosters service-oriented flexible thinkers through collaboration in and out of the classroom.  We strive to develop a sense of commitment in our students to themselves, their school, and the outside world, graduating proactive global citizens.  

Upcoming Events

  • In-person Classes for Group B- All other students are remote.

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  • In-person Classes for Group C- All other students are remote.

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Principal's Message

Dear LAD parents, staff and students,

As we go through these difficult times together, I want to support you as much as I can. Please email me or call if you have any questions.

email: shernandez@landd.org
phone: (973) 988-3511.

If you need to reach our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Constanzo, you can reach her at  (413) 961-0003.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Ms. Hernandez
Remote Learning Grading Policy
50% Classwork/Participation
40% Assessments
10% Projects/Performance Task
  • Students must have an active and working Gmail account
  • Students will check email regularly (at least twice per day)
  • Teachers will send emails with codes to join each class within the next 48-72 hours
  • Students will join Google Classrooms in a timely manner, and begin independent work on day 1 (March 23)
  • Students will participate in virtual meetings with teachers during virtual office hours
  • These meetings are designed to be check-ins and for Q&A sessions; they are the opportunity for students to ask clarifying questions and receive answers in real time
  • Teachers will be tracking attendance at these virtual meetings
  • Students are expected to complete assignments on time
  • Teachers will outline their expectations for completion and submission of work
  • Students who are falling behind must contact their teacher ASAP and work out a plan for success

School Re-Opening Information


 Bell Schedule 2020-2021 for Students.pdf 

 LAD Letter to Families FY 20-21 re Program Model.pdf

  • All STUDENTS will have full-day teaching and learning Remotely
    • Sign into Google Classroom and go to Student Main Office page to fill out attendance form. 
    • Students will then follow their programs using the regular  Bell Schedule 2020-2021 for Students.pdf
    • On Thursday October 1, 2020, in person classes will begin for students in blended learning, starting with Group B reporting to the school building.
    • Any update to the schedule will be posted here and on the calendar page.







Learning Preference Survey

The Learning Preference Survey is now OPEN. Families, have until August 7th to choose from two options:

  1. 100% Remote Learning: Opt in to have their child learn 100% remotely (all online, from home) OR
  2. Combination of In-Person and Remote Learning: Child can follow their school's schedule, a mix of in-person days at school and remote learning days from home 
Only families opting for 100% Remote Learning need to complete this survey. Families who chose 100% Remote Learning and submit a form but change their preference prior to August 7th, can do so by resubmitting the survey. After August 7th, any family who chose 100% Remote Learning will have the option to change back to Blended Learning at a few specific times during the school year. 
For more information, encourage families to visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020

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