What We Do

our mission

Music for All

Regardless of age, background, ability, or economic circumstances,
there is a place for you at Settlement. Our significant reach, inclusive programming, and exceptional faculty ensure that any student can find a creative home at Settlement.

The Settlement Difference

At Settlement, we create customized learning pathways to achieve the goals of our students.  Our faculty is deeply committed to the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, and understands the importance of student motivation and the power of mentoring.

Review our Teaching and learning Philosophy 

community impact

Settlement provides more than 10,000 weekly services to the Greater Philadelphia region—and we have served over 300,000 students since our founding in 1908.

Settlement is a sanctuary for dreamers and strivers, where people find the best in themselves. It is a home away from home for children and adults to learn, grow, and engage with their peers.