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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.

LIFE-CHANGING PRODUCT

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.

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COMMITTED LEADERSHIP

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.

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INDUSTRY-BEST COST

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.

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AMAZING FRANCHISEES

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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Love Sylvan

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.

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WHY

Sylvan

Sylvan Learning had quite the year of franchise growth in 2019. The brand opened a grand total of 22 new centers in 2019, or almost two per month, and brought over 50 new franchisees into the system through new territory sales and center resales.

As a result of its aggressive growth plan, the brand currently has a double-digit pipeline of centers slated to open in 2020. The timing is perfect, as the company recently made changes that optimize the franchisee experience.

Sylvan Learning made a lot of internal investments in 2019 to set us up for success in 2020,” CEO John McAuliffe said. “We put in a new scheduling and admin system that makes operating a system much easier and migrated our internal technology to a cloud-based solution, which will make the delivery of our programs even more reliable. We are leveraging the fact that we’ve been in business for 40 years, which proves the quality of our product.”

In terms of market growth in 2019, Sylvan Learning sold franchises in new territories in California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Ontario. New centers also opened in the states of Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming.

Sylvan Learning plans to continue growing in all of these markets in 2020, which speaks volumes to the efficient way in which things are done at Sylvan Learning and its forward-thinking franchising approach.

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  • 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.”High demand for supplemental education.

    Ashish Gandhi
    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."No education experience required.

    Josh Ploch
    a Sylvan multi-unit franchisee in Oklahoma

  • 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."An emotional return on your investment.

    Kim Teixeira
    a Sylvan multi-unit franchisee in Chesapeake, Virginia

  • 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."40 years of experience.

    Georgia Chasen
    Sylvan’s Vice President of Franchise Development

  • 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."An expansive reach.

    Ashish Gandhi
    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."It’s more than just math.

    Kent Kolbow
    a multi-unit Sylvan franchisee in Indiana

  • 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."Leaders in education technology.

    Randy Way
    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."Proven results.

    Vic Peirce
    a former franchisee who recently retired

  • Unparalleled name recognition.

    "Everyone I spoke to said Sylvan was the premier brand for supplemental education. It’s time-tested and has the strongest brand. I wanted to provide the best service by joining the best company; it was a no-brainer."Unparalleled name recognition.

    Mike Kelley
    a Sylvan multi-unit franchisee in Minnesota

  • $668,420

    "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." $668,420

    Ashish Gandhi
    a Sylvan multi-unit franchisee in Virginia

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Our Story

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.

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IF YOU ARE READY TO TALK, CALL US AT 844.875.5762. BELOW ARE THE COSTS:

$24,000

Franchise Fee

$70,270-$163,625

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.

TO QUALIFY FOR A SYLVAN FRANCHISE, YOU WILL NEED:

MINIMUM OF

$75,000

Liquidity

MINIMUM OF

$150,000

Net Worth

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
Revenue
Mid-Lower 25% of
Territories by Gross
Revenue
Bottom 25% of
Territories by Gross
Revenue
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
$1,696,786$425,697$293,364$193,191
$1,628,753$422,481$292,519$192,449
$1,273,700$417,750$291,016$192,336
$1,254,575$415,257$290,199$191,979
$1,253,078$413,570$289,999$189,952
$1,209,002$411,191$289,533$189,522
$1,145,629$410,222$288,942$188,923
$1,133,936$409,230$287,996$188,351
$1,118,005$407,685$285,661$188,257
$1,055,677$405,116$285,329$188,097
Gross Receipts of the Bottom 10 Territories in Each Quartile
$456,072$304,260$207,615$82,387
$456,010$304,250$206,627$81,787
$455,264$304,212$205,717$78,626
$454,879$303,948$205,445$71,262
$445,801$301,821$205,192$70,120
$443,866$299,531$204,803$65,915
$440,355$299,012$203,095$62,248
$436,798$298,133$201,370$56,437
$430,204$297,775$200,115$51,274
$426,504$295,643$195,268$28,581

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

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