Winter 2022 COVID-19 Update

Dear Settlement Music School Community,

We hope that you and your family had a restful winter break and are staying safe and healthy.   

As we look forward to another fantastic year of creativity ahead, we encourage all those who enter our branch buildings to follow and familiarize themselves with Settlement’s COVID-19 policies and procedures listed on our website. Our policy reflects recently updated CDC guidance regarding isolation and quarantine periods for COVID-19 exposures and infections. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to talk further, please reach out to us at any time.  

Whether you have been participating in person, virtually, or via a hybrid schedule with us, it has been a pleasure having you as a member of our special creative community. Together, we filled last year with unforgettable learning, and we are so excited to start another year with you and your family! And if you paused your lessons last year, we look forward to seeing you again to continue your artistic journey. If you are hoping to join us for the first time, welcome to your new creative home! Here at Settlement, our students are the stars. We will always be here to assist and inspire in any way we can. 

As a reminder, if Settlement Music School closes for in-person teaching or we alter building schedules due to recommendations made by the CDC, State of Pennsylvania, and/or the City of Philadelphia, we will move all of our programs to our distance learning platforms. Settlement always provides the highest quality creative arts education for all, whether in person or through distance learning, and recognizes the importance of providing a consistent, sequential education for our students.  

If you have any questions, please contact our branch staff. We look forward to making many more musical memories with you in 2022.  

Please stay well,  

Helen Eaton
CEO, Settlement Music School  

Settlement Music School requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all employees with exceptions granted only for medical reasons and sincerely held religious beliefs. In order to maintain medical privacy for our employees, we are unable to disclose information on individual employee vaccination status. Properly worn masks remain required for all individuals within our buildings regardless of vaccination status.

Distance Learning Handbook – English
Distance Learning Handbook – Spanish
Distance Learning Handbook – Simplified Chinese
Distance Learning Handbook – Traditional Chinese
Distance Learning Handbook – Indonesian
Distance Learning Handbook – Russian
Distance Learning Handbook – Vietnamese

The School District of Philadelphia and City of Philadelphia are assisting parents during this time with a nutritious breakfast and lunch, available for students at the pickup locations listed on their website.

Please check this page regularly for further updates. Current families will also receive important updates from Settlement via email. If you are not a current student but would like to receive updates from the School, please send your email address to with “COVID-19 Updates” as the subject line.