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Bonjour à tous, 

Smith Street Arts et Lettres is a progressive French-American school located in Brooklyn, NY. Our bilingual curriculum emphasizes a Reggio-Emilia inspired, holistic approach to education. The importance of a child’s intellectual and creative life—of thought, curiosity, exploration, multilingualism, and artistic expression—infuses everything we do across all aspects of our curriculum. At Smith Street Arts & Lettres, we care deeply about creativity, inquiry, and multiculturalism. To learn more about our growing program in French, we invite you to read this recent article in French Morning. 

We have openings at both the Maternelle and Elementary levels for both lead and associate positions for French Speaking Teachers for the 2023/24 academic year. The job descriptions are attached, and can also be found at this link

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to bonjour@smithstreetartsetlettres.org.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our wonderful community!

Olivia Ramsey, Head of School 


AetL_Lead Teacher_022423.pdf

AetL_Associate Teacher_022423.pdf

ssm_Lead Teacher_022423.pdf

ssm_Associate Teacher_022423.pdf

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Job Opportunity: French Preschool Teachers

Bonjour à tous, 

Smith Street Maternelle is opening a second location in Gowanus in September 2020, and we have a few openings for lead and assistant teacher positions. Our current staff is a group of wonderful, warm, brilliant teachers who are deeply dedicated to the growth of our program within the French American community in Brooklyn. It is an incredible opportunity to become a part of a tight-knit community of bilingual educators and families. Learn more about our program here.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to maternelle@smithstreetworkshop.com. 
Merci beaucoup! 
Olivia Ramsey 
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Bonjour à tous! 



Smith Street Workshop, a comprehensive bilingual learning center in Brooklyn, is moving into a larger space in the summer of 2017 and opening a licensed French Immersion Preschool Program in Carroll Gardens. After years of dreaming about it, and with a successful beginning to our playgroup this year, we will continue the momentum and open spots to more children in the fall of 2017 in our beautiful, brand new space on Henry Street. In partnership with CottageClass, we are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.

We will also have space for more French art & music classes, academic tutoring, and will continue to grow our test-prep programs. We hope to be a one-stop-shop for children's needs throughout their academic career here in NYC. 


Our first information session is this Thursday, 11/3, at 7pm at our 581 Henry Street location. RSVP to manisha@cottageclass.com if you will be able to join us. 
Olivia Ramsey
owner/director at SSW
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Fall French at Smith Street Workshop

Registration is open for Fall classes at the workshop! 

  • For ages 6-14, we are offering innovative French language courses called the DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française) as part of a program with the French ministry of education. http://www.smithstreetworkshop.com/delf/
  • We've kept our most popular French courses as well: Music with Mr. C (his Musique Electronique course is almost full!) And, not to mention Debate Club & Digital Storytelling with with legendary Blake Ramsey. http://www.smithstreetworkshop.com/fall/
  • We are also booking tutoring spots with beloved teachers, so send us an email to secure yours now. 

à très bientôt, 

Olivia Ramsey 
owner/director, SSW

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Come join us at Smith Street Workshop, a new tutoring and academic enrichment center in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, that specializes in French bilingual education. 

SSW is owned and directed by one of the founding teachers of PS 58's dual language program. We offer tutoring services, after school French courses, as well as French immersion Summer Camp.

A bientôt! 

Olivia Ramsey 



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I am thrilled to announce the launch of Smith Street Workshop!


Two years ago I left a teaching position at PS 58's dual language program and started a small tutoring business out of my home. It has since expanded into Smith Street Workshop in order to meet the growing need for academic support and enrichment for kids in this French/American neighborhood.

We offer individual or group tutoring in all subject areas as well as many language courses for French learners of all levels and ages. Our teachers are unbelievably talented bilingual educators with an incredible passion for the French language and culture.

A très bientôt, j'espère!

Olivia Ramsey

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