WE’RE THE NUMBER 1
Education Franchise Opportunity
With more than 750 points of presence across the globe, 5,000 school relationships, and over 40 years of great results for students, Sylvan Learning has perfected its consumer model, its growth plans, and business opportunity. Along with the highest level of franchisee support and advancements in technology, Sylvan has created a best-in-class franchise opportunity.
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WHY WE ARE THE
Leading Education Franchise
With a fine-tuned business model that provides the most advanced and innovative approach to supplemental education in the industry, Sylvan Learning has been the top choice for students and their families for over 40 years.
Inspiring Future Generations
Sylvan helps young students realize their full potential and achieve their dreams. Our results-based approach to tutoring and test preparation is proven to improve school performance, setting children up for a lifetime of success.
Supporting Franchisee Success
Sylvan offers comprehensive training and support for franchisees and staff. The executive team holds monthly system-wide calls to share news and celebrate successes.
Low Investment For High Reward
The total investment range for a Sylvan Learning center is $70,270-$163,625. Franchisees are offered a flat royalty rate with all costs built in so operations run smoothly with no surprise expenses.
Network of Passionate Owners
The Sylvan Franchise Owners Association serve as elected representatives and the voice of franchisees. Our collaborative relationship with owners helps drive our business forward as we stay ahead of industry trends.
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Limitless Business Model Offerings
Sylvan is a family company, providing optimum flexibility to the franchisees as a business both you and your children can grow with.
Unparalleled Operational Support
Sylvan shows you how to run a center, utilizing the tools and operational support in place for all franchisees who enter the Sylvan system.
Mike Kelly, a multi-unit Sylvan Learning owner, discusses the reasons he chose to become a franchisee with the leading enrichment and supplemental education brand.
Proven Process and Support
Mital Rethod chose a different career path that allowed her to pursue her passion for education alongside a proven process and support from Sylvan Learning’s corporate staff.
The Perfect Fit For Her Next Venture
Robbie Walls looked at franchise opportunities across multiple industries. Learn why she chose Sylvan Learning as the perfect fit for her next venture.
Make a Difference in Students’ Lives
Sylvan Franchisee Jack Shilling found it impossible to be retired, so he joined forces with his son to make a difference in students’ lives.
Spend More Time With Family
Brad Warn decided to transition into franchise ownership with Sylvan Learning so he could spend more time with his family rather than on the road traveling for work.
Brand Name Recognition
The Becketts chose Sylvan as a strong franchise opportunity for a variety of reasons including brand name recognition, tools and support from corporate, and its major focus on technology.
A Desire to Help People
The Sullivan family discusses their pathway to Sylvan, applying a business background to a strong franchise opportunity, while also having the chance to help students in their community.
Legacy Brand Passed Down to Future Generations
Kari Weigel and Marissa Roh’s dedication to Sylvan Learning has been steadfast throughout the past 21+ years. Having an emotional and family connection to the brand allows these owners to appreciate their work daily.
Support From Corporate and Fellow Franchisees
Joining the leading tutoring franchise allows you to take advantage of the many support systems through corporate, and endless resources amongst your fellow franchisee community.
Sylvan is Invested in International Support
Scott Lindsey loves that he can be his own boss with Sylvan. Being in a business that allows you to change the lives of children worldwide makes every day rewarding.
Ask John McAuliffe, the CEO of Sylvan Learning, a supplemental and enrichment education franchise with 750 points of presence across the world, why his company continues to award franchises despite an ongoing pandemic and a massive economic downturn, and there is a simple answer.
“First and foremost, it’s because our products and our process work,” said McAuliffe.
Looking at the numbers, he must be right. In 2019, Sylvan Learning opened 22 new centers. In 2020, a pandemic hit and the brand still opened 16 new centers. Plus, the brand signed for four new territories and six resale units through mid-March and is projecting to sign five to seven more new territories and two additional resales by the beginning of May.
In 2021, it’s becoming clear that the virus’s impact on schools, families and children isn’t going anywhere soon, and the brand is steadily on a path to open two new centers a month. With 19 centers projected to open this year and the potential for more on the way, the formula to Sylvan’s success merits closer examination. With decades of experience and millions of lives changed, everyone knows Sylvan’s style of education works, but for education to “work” during the COVID-era, it has to be delivered strategically. This, according to McAuliffe, is where the brand continues to succeed.
“Our model works because we’ve continued to invest and innovate using technology, adding different products at different times to help students with their education while also providing franchisees with additional streams of revenue,” he said. “Our ability to deliver lessons in the center, at satellite locations, in-home and virtually, has been made possible because of our investments in technology.”
- High demand for supplemental education.
“We’ve seen an enormous demand for our services. Students and families are striving for greatness, and competition in schools is only growing higher. Sylvan gives students an opportunity to expand on what’s taught in schools to get an edge, particularly where it comes to college admissions.”
a Sylvan multi-unit franchisee in Virginia
- No education experience required.
"The first thing that jumped out at us when we came on board was Sylvan’s structure of support. The corporate team has been a huge help in every part of the transition: answering questions, training us, walking us through the process. They are doing everything possible to set us up for success."
- An emotional return on your investment.
"Above all else, I love the lasting impact Sylvan leaves on its families. We’ve seen kids start out with us in elementary school, and as they near high school graduation, it’s very touching to see how Sylvan has led them to a longstanding path of academic success."
- 40 years of experience.
"We’ve been at this for nearly 40 years, so there’s not much we haven’t seen. We’ve got systems and support in place to make sure all of our owners have everything they need to be effective and satisfied. We’ve streamlined the entire operations model so that new owners can jump in and get on their feet right with a strong business right away."
- An expansive reach.
"Satellite locations are a very valuable proposition for Sylvan owners and our students. Families often have to travel from across the territory to get to their Sylvan location, and having a satellite location makes it much easier to keep students in the program if they move or if the commute to the original location proves too strenuous."
a Sylvan multi-unit franchisee in Virginia
- It’s more than just math.
"I enjoy teaching SAT and ACT prep because I love seeing our students improve and the excitement in their eyes when their scores increase. One of the best parts of my job is when scores come out and I get texts and calls from my students and their parents about how proud they are that they accomplished their goals."
- Leaders in education technology.
"The more that educators throughout the country try to utilize technology to do the teaching for them without having the human touch and coaching, the more it fails. I think for Sylvan, and especially with our mobile platform SylvanSync, we leverage the curriculum in a way that is making it easier for the teacher to have more one-on-one impactful and teachable moments, while incorporating technology that is keeping students engaged and excited about learning. So we still need that certified teacher and one-on-one connection with each student to make the most impact that we can."
a multi-unit franchisee in Washington state and former President of Sylvan Learning’s Franchise Owners Association
- Proven results.
"It feels great to run into parents and grandparents who tell us about what we were able to do for their kids and grandkids. Those rewards continue to compound. As we reflect back on our Sylvan business, we can feel good both from a financial and emotional standpoint."
a former franchisee who recently retired
- Unparalleled name recognition.
"That’s the average gross revenue among Sylvan’s top 25 percent of territories. When you compare the return to other franchises, dollar for dollar, Sylvan has a high upside."
a Sylvan multi-unit franchisee in Virginia
In the last 40 years, we’ve learned a lot, taught a lot and made a big difference in the lives of many. It’s who we are and it’s what we do. Learn more about our vision.
WE’RE A BRAND
BUILT ON TALENT
Our franchisees come from all walks of life. Your journey was probably similar to theirs before they joined Sylvan.
Being a Sylvan franchisee is more than the satisfaction and reward of owning my own business. It’s about helping children and families meet personal and educational goals; it’s about having long-term impact on children’s futures—it’s waking up each day knowing I’m making a difference.
Being a Sylvan franchisee has been an exciting life change for me and my family. We have enjoyed becoming a well-known center in my community because of the positive impact we have been making for our students.
My favorite part of being a Sylvan franchisee is the flexibility that it has given me to juggle being a working mom. Plus, the support that we have from our corporate team, as well as fellow franchisees, is unmatched.
As a parent of a child who struggled with reading comprehension, we saw firsthand the benefits of what the Sylvan Curriculum can do. We believe in the program wholeheartedly and enthusiastically share our experiences with our new families.
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Initial Investment Range
All-in franchisor cost 16% of monthly gross revenues,
with a total minimum annual royalty of no less than $32,000
AUV of $668,420 for top 25% of territories by gross revenue
A franchise requires an investment of time and money.
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This table reﬂects the total Gross Revenues from the Sylvan business in the 367 reporting Sylvan Territories for 2019. The table divides the group into quartiles, based on Gross Revenue by Territory. In addition, the table reﬂects the Gross Revenues for each of the top 10 Territories within each quartile.
2019 SYLVAN TERRITORY GROSS REVENUES BY QUARTILE
|Top 25% of Territories
by Gross Revenue
|Mid-Upper 25% of
Territories by Gross
|Mid-Lower 25% of
Territories by Gross
|Bottom 25% of
Territories by Gross
|Category Average Gross Revenues|
|$ 668,4201||$ 352,8102||$ 246,2243||$ 140,1294|
|Category Median Gross Revenues|
|$ 578,0885||$ 351,2446||$ 247,7587||$ 146,4678|
|Gross Receipts of the Top 10 Territories in Each Quartile|
|Gross Receipts of the Bottom 10 Territories in Each Quartile|
THIS TABLE REFLECTS THE TOTAL GROSS REVENUES FROM THE SYLVAN BUSINESS IN THE 367 REPORTING SYLVAN TERRITORIES FOR 2019.
The table divides the group into quartiles, based on Gross Revenue by territory.
|CATEGORY AVERAGE GROSS REVENUES|
|Top 25% of Territories by Gross Revenue||$668,4201|
|Mid-Upper 25% of Territories by Gross Revenue||$352,8102|
|Mid-Lower 25% of Territories by Gross Revenue||$246,2243|
|Bottom 25% of Territories by Gross Revenue||$140,1294|
With more than 750 points of presence around the world, Sylvan Learning centers are deeply ingrained in the communities they serve. As demand for the most reputable name in supplementary education continues to soar, we are growing to meet it.
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