Escola Luis de Camões is a prestigious Portuguese Language school, deeply rooted in the vibrant community of Newark, New Jersey. Established in the 1930s, our school has been a cornerstone of Portuguese language education for generations. We are proud to be affiliated with the non-profit organization Sport Club Portuguese, which shares our commitment to promoting Portuguese language and culture.

Our school offers comprehensive Portuguese language instruction, catering to students from pre-school all the way up to 9th grade. With a curriculum approved by the esteemed Luis de Camões Institute in Portugal, we ensure the highest standards of education for our students. Our association with the institute reinforces the authenticity and quality of our teaching materials, guaranteeing an exceptional learning experience.

Newark Campus

Nestled in Newark’s historic Ironbound section, our Newark Campus on Congress Street provides an ideal environment for students to thrive. Our fully renovated building offers modern facilities, creating a comfortable and conducive space for effective learning. We believe that providing students with excellent conditions fosters their enthusiasm and engagement in the language learning process.

At Escola Luis de Camões, we understand the importance of a well-rounded education that encompasses more than just classroom instruction. To enrich our students’ experience, we collaborate closely with the centennial Sport Club Portuguese to tap into a wide range of cultural activities and events. By integrating these activities into our curriculum, we ensure that our students gain a holistic understanding of Portuguese heritage and culture.

Warren Campus

Our school operates from September to June, with in-person classes held every Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm at the Newark campus and on Fridays from 4:30PM to 7PM at the warren Campus. Our curriculum focuses on the development of essential language skills, including listening, reading, oral production and interaction, and written production and interaction. We offer instruction from levels A1 to B2, providing a progressive and structured learning path.

Our primary objective is to prepare our students to achieve a minimum of B2 level proficiency, which is the professionally required level by QuaREPE. By the end of the seven years of schooling, our students are equipped with the language skills necessary to succeed in their personal, academic, and professional pursuits.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal during visit to Luis de Camões School in 2021

Escola Luis de Camões welcomes students of all backgrounds who are interested in learning Portuguese as a second language. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment, where each student’s unique talents and abilities are valued and celebrated.

Join us at Escola Luis de Camões and embark on a transformative language learning journey that connects you with the rich traditions and heritage of the Portuguese language and culture.

Through the Years

Portugal Day – 1985