What age range of students do you accept?
We accept students from pre-school age (typically 5 years old) to 9th grade (Luis de Camões Grade).

Is prior knowledge of the Portuguese language required for enrollment?
No, prior knowledge of the Portuguese language is not required. We welcome students with various language backgrounds, including those who have no previous experience with Portuguese.

How will my child be placed in the appropriate class level?
During the enrollment process, we assess each student’s language proficiency to determine the most suitable class level for them. Our experienced teachers will evaluate their skills and ensure they are placed in an appropriate learning environment.

What is the class schedule?
School year goes from September to June.

Newark Classes are held Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Warren Classes are help Fridays from 4:30PM to 7PM

Are there any extracurricular activities or cultural events at the school?
Yes, we organize various extracurricular activities and cultural events throughout the year. These activities aim to further enrich the students’ understanding of Portuguese culture, traditions, and history.

Is the school affiliated with any other organizations?
Yes, Luis de Camões Portuguese School is part of the Sport Club Portuguese organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Newark, NJ. This affiliation allows us to provide additional resources and support to our students.

What are the tuition fees for enrollment?
Please refer to our website or contact our administration for detailed information on tuition fees and any available scholarship opportunities.

How can I get more information and start the enrollment process?
For more information about our school, programs, and the enrollment process, please visit our website at luisdecamoes.net. You can find contact details, registration forms, and additional resources on our website.

How can I contact the school if I have further questions?
If you have any additional questions or require further assistance, please feel free to reach out to us via email at info@luisdecamoes.net or by phone at 973.589.1133. Our dedicated staff will be happy to assist you.

What is the EPE Exam

It’s a process of accreditation for students in the EPE (Teaching Portuguese Abroad) network, operated by the Portuguese State.
This certificate is jointly managed by the Ministry of Education and Science (through the Directorate-General for Education) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (through Camões, Institute of Language and Co-operation, I.P.).
Students get their EPE certificate by completing their proficiency exams and attaining the required level of achievement set out under the terms of QuaREPE, the official framework for teaching Portuguese as a foreign language.
Students will be asked at the beginning of the school year if they wish to take test. For those taking the test school will plan a preparation plan to have student better prepared for the test. Tests are normally done in May.

What are the benefits of taking the EPE Exam

In the modern world, and one in which the need for freedom of movement and a knowledge of languages are important factors, it is of the utmost importance to have a global certificate for studying Portuguese abroad that enables full appreciation, recognition and accreditation of students’ communicative abilities with the Portuguese language, regardless of where they reside.

This language certificate facilitates the free movement of students between the various countries in the EPE network and is compatible with local certificates.

The introduction of new Portuguese laws relating to the teaching of Portuguese abroad* is another factor that adds to the importance of this certificate for EPE students regarding the quality of teaching. 

* Decree-Lawi no. 165/2006, 11 August, revised and republished by Decree-Law no. 165-C/2009, 28 July and revised in Decree-Law no. 234/2012, 30 October.