STEM at the Settlement

January 25, 2020

STEM at the Settlement

About the Program

New around here? Welcome!

The Music Settlement (TMS) is a century-old community music school forged out of the Settlement Movement as a way to welcome immigrants to Cleveland and unite them through the common language of music. Since our founding in 1912, we have grown from our foundation of music instruction to also offering early childhood education and music therapy services.

In 1955, we began offering arts-integrated early childhood education at our University Circle Campus. Focused on children from 3-weeks through 6 years-of-age, our Center for Early Childhood provides a warm and nurturing environment that encourages natural curiosity, collaboration, exploration and discovery.

In 2018, we opened our brand new Ohio City campus, bridging east and west side neighborhoods to offer our programming to all - regardless of background or ability to pay. Today, our half-day Preschool, year-round Day School and full-day Kindergarten offerings provide diverse, multicultural experiences through discussion, music, stories, cooking, art, science and many other sensory experiences.

Our early childhood programs have earned the highest rating of five stars in the State of Ohio's Step Up to Quality initiative for exceeding quality benchmarks over and above Ohio's licenscing standards for early childhood programs. Our dedicated staff and faculty are continually looking for innovative ways to teach and inspire our students through enriching educational experiences. As a community music and education nonprofit with a robust science program currently run at both campuses, we were driven to bring something bigger to surrounding neighborhoods that would advance STEM in youth education, promote family engagement, and most importantly, positively impact all members of our community.

STEM at the Settlement

We're thrilled to announce the launch of STEM at the Settlement, a curriculum built to stimulate students' minds, cultivating the sense of curiosity and eagerness to enhance their knowledge, all while enriching and empowering a new generation. In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, STEM education - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - teaches our leaders of tomorrow to brainstorm innovative solutions to challenges or problems.

Benefits of STEM Education

  • Social and emotional development
  • Fosters initiative, creativity, engagement and persistence
  • Physical well-being and motor development
  • Cognition and general knowledge including science inquiry and application
  • Language and literacy development including listening and speaking


STEM at The Settlement takes place at TMS Ohio City on Saturdays and TMS University Circle on Wednesdays.

(Please only register for one per month)

Coding Series Feb 15, 2020 | Ohio City
Coding Series Feb 19 2020 | University Circle
Coding Series Mar 14 2020 | Ohio City
Coding Series Mar 18 2020 | University Circle

Kitchen Chemistry Apr 18 2020
Kitchen Chemistry Apr 22 2020

The Great Outdoors May 16 2020


FREE and open to the public
Ages 3-8 with a parent or guardian present


Ohio City Campus
2610 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

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STEM at the Settlement is made possible by support from the PwC Charitable Foundation.

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