Portuguese Language School

Do you want your child to learn how to speak Portuguese and to be exposed to the Portuguese culture? Here is a great opportunity!
Jorge de Sena Portuguese School registration for the 2024-25 school year is officially open! Classes are held on Mondays from 5:30 to 7:00 PM beginning on September 23rd and ending on April 14th at the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Hall.  

Registration per student for the year 2024-2025  is $90. (This fee is non-refundable).  Please make checks payable to, “Jorge de Sena School”.

Checks/money to be turned in on Monday, September 23rd on the first day of class. 


To access the applications, either scan the QR codes or use the links below: 

For information contact

Michelle Machado at



5:30 PM – 7 PM for children
Location: Our Lady of Assumption Parish Hall
Cost: $90 per student

Jorge de Sena School was began in 1985 by parents who wanted their children to attend Portuguese language classes. The first class was offered as a six week summer program in Livingston. There were approximately fifty students, first through sixth grade, and three volunteer teachers. The following year the summer classes were moved to Our Lady of the Assumption Hall in Turlock.

Eventually the classes were changed to Monday nights from 5 PM until 7 PM and were offered from September until the end of May.  As the Portuguese language school grew, parents started a fundraiser to help buy supplies for the school and compensate the teachers.  The fundraiser is held every year in January and it consists of a Matança dinner, where many traditional Portuguese foods are served.

Currently there are seven certificated teachers who teach over 100 students from Pre-K through sixth grade at Jorge de Sena School.  Many of the students who attend Jorge de Sena School are of Portuguese descent, but there are also children whose parents just want them exposed to a new language and culture.