Settlement Music School

Settlement Music School (Settlement) was founded in 1908 as the music program of the College Settlement in the Southwark section of Philadelphia. Settlement is dedicated to its mission of providing children and adults with the highest quality individual and group instruction and activity in music, dance and the related arts. Settlement provides a wide range of programs for people of all ages, starting with children as young as six months. Settlement Music School is one of the largest community schools of the arts in the United States. With six locations in South, West and Northeast Philadelphia, Germantown, Willow Grove and Camden, New Jersey, the School provides more than 10,000 weekly services to students each year without regard to age, background, ability or economic circumstances, and annually awards over $2 million in financial aid.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|87.54 Score


(3/4)|86.24 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(3/4)|89 Score



Headquarter Address

P.O. Box 63966
Philadelphia, PA 19147