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.  

COVID-19 Vaccine

 All New Yorkers age 16 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. You can make an appointment for them as soon as possible by visiting vaccinefinder.nyc.gov. You can also call 877-VAX-4-NYC (877-829-4692) for help making an appointment at a City-run vaccination site.

You can view the full letter  update-for-families-from-dohmh_0424-21.pdf  from:

Daniel H. Stephens, M.D.

Deputy Commissioner, Division of Family and Child Health                                 

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


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

Upcoming Events

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Blended Learning Opt-In Window for Families


Monday, November 2 – Sunday, November 15: Blended Learning Opt-In Window for Families 

    • Families requesting to change from 100% remote to blended learning should complete and submit the Learning Preference survey during this window.  
    • Schools will be able to review individual students’ updated learning preference on a rolling basis during this window.  
    • During this time, Superintendents, Executive Superintendents and Central DOE will begin supporting schools to ensure as many students as possible are accommodated for blended learning. 

Weeks of November 30 & December 7:  Students Begin In-Person Learning 

For updated information, please visit:  https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020




Education outside of the classroom

A snapshot of our classes

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