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.  

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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


Parent Teacher Conferences Directory - May 7, 2020 to May 22, 2020. Click the following link for email contacts for LAD administrators, guidance counselors, and teachers.  PTC Directory May 2020.docx 

Students are expected to log in each period as laid out in the student learning schedule.

Student instructional time will be as follows: 9:00 – 11:00 AM and 11:45 -1:15 PM daily, with a scheduled lunch time of 11:00-11:45 PM.  All students are expected to participate in two “live” lessons per week per class via Google Hangouts. When possible, these “live” classes will be recorded via the app and posted to the Google Classroom for student access if you happen to be absent at the time. Teachers will have Office Hours from 1:15 – 2:40 PM daily and they will be available to provide students with extra help, conduct conferences, as well as answer questions about course content.

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If you or someone you know is in need of food, please visit the NYC Emergency Food Assistance website  or call the Emergency Food Line at 866-888-8777.

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Remote Learning 2020

Preparing for Remote Learning

March 17, 2020

Dear High School for Language and Diplomacy Community,

First and foremost, I hope you are safe and well. This unprecedented situation has impacted each of us in a myriad of ways, and your health, safety, and well-being is of our utmost priority. Today, your teachers began initial preparations for remote learning which will begin on Monday, March 23rd.  I encourage you to check our school’s web site at www.hsflad.org multiple times throughout the day for updates. Remote learning for the Language and Diplomacy community will take place via Google Classrooms. If your classes are currently using Google Classrooms, please continue to use them. For those new to Google Classrooms, each of your teachers will soon be inviting you to join their classes. To do so, all students have been issued an @landd.org G-Mail account. Please contact your guidance counselor at 212-253-2480 as soon as possible to receive your user name and initial password. Once you activate your account, you will receive an invitation or a join class code from your teacher to enter their Google Classroom and begin your assignments. Please continue to check the www.hsflad.org web site for further updates. Stay safe, stay healthy, and remember we are at our strongest when we work together as a community. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 212-253-2480.


Preparándonos para la Enseñanza y el Aprendizaje a Distancia

Estimados padres y alumnos:

Primero que nada, quisiera desearle a todos que estén bien y a salvo. Esta situación que nos ha tocado vivir nos ha impactado a todos de maneras muy distintas, y queremos que sepan
que la seguridad y la salud de ustedes es nuestra prioridad. Les informamos que hoy sus profesores comenzaron los preparativos para darles clase por la red electrónica, a través del sitio “Google Classroom.” Este modo de enseñanza comenzará el lunes, 23 de marzo. Para obtener más información sobre este acontecimiento, vayan a la página electrónica de nuestra escuela  www.hsflad.org. También les informamos que a partir del 23 de marzo, todos los profesores de nuestra  escuela darán sus clases a través de “Google Classroom.” Aquellos alumnos quienes nunca han usado este sitio recibirán una invitación de sus profesores para que se unan a la clase. A cada alumno se le ha otorgado una cuenta electrónica con un correo con la terminación: @lannd.org.  Una vez se active la cuenta del alumno, el maestro le dará un código que deberá usar para ingresar a su aula virtual “Google Classroom” y así comenzar sus tareas. Para tener la información más actualizada sobre esta novedad, por favor manténgase visitando nuestro sitio electrónico www.hsflad.org. Y, cuídense mucho uno al otro y recuerden que ¡todo se puede cuando lo hacemos en equipo! Finalmente, si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en llamarnos al 212.253.2480.

亲爱的语言与外交高中同学们。首先,我们真诚地希望你们平安健康。这一史无前例的情况对我们每个人都产生了很大的影响,你们的健康、安全和福祉是我们最优先考虑的问题。今天,老师们将开始为远程学习做初步准备,远程学习将于3月23日(星期一)开始。我鼓励您全天多次查看我们学校的网站www.hsflad.org以了解最新情况。语言和外交社区的远程学习将通过谷歌课堂进行。如果您的班级目前正在使用谷歌教室,请继续使用。对于那些刚接触谷歌课堂的人来说,你们的每一位老师很快就会邀请你加入他们的课堂。为此,所有学生都获得了一个@landd.org G-Mail账户。请尽快与您的指导顾问(Guidance)联系,电话212-253-2480,以便收到您的用户名和初始密码。一旦您激活了您的帐户,您将收到老师的邀请码,让您进入他们的Google课堂并开始您的作业。请继续查看www.hsflad.org网站以获取进一步的更新。保持安全,保持健康,并记住,当我们作为一个社区一起工作时,我们是最强大的。如果您有任何问题或疑虑,请随时拨打212-253-2480与我们联系。

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