When the first Sylvan Learning center opened in 1979, supplemental education was mostly left to parents and independent tutors. There weren’t many big businesses offering dedicated academic support for children. Sylvan quickly caught on with parents eager to find reliable help for their children, and in the four decades since the brand was founded, the demand for supplemental education services has only increased.
At the same time, the field of supplemental education providers has become crowded, which led Sylvan to launch a variety of enrichment STEM programs. Although a number of education brands have set out on the path that Sylvan paved, none benefit from the 40 years of operational refinement and brand awareness that Sylvan enjoys, which is just one of the reasons it remains the leader in its segment.
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INDUSTRY BEST FEES
|INITIAL FRANCHISE FEE||$24,000|
|INITIAL INVESTMENT RANGE||$70,270-$163,625|
|MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS||$75,000 minimum liquidity
$150,000 minimum net worth
|TERRITORY||Protected territory with geographic rights to the Sylvan system in a well-defined area|
|ROYALTY +||16% of monthly gross revenues, with a total Minimum Annual Royalty of no less than $32,000*|
*Royalty+ includes monthly royalty; national advertising; mandatory assessment fees; SylvanSync server, support, and ongoing
educational program updates; initial franchisee training; online staffng training.
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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.