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Kumon Math & Reading Centers

Kumon Math & Reading Centers Franchise

Kumon is the world's largest after-school learning program, with an emphasis on math and reading. Kumon seeks franchisees with a passion for education and a belief in the importance of teaching with the right methods. Kumon ownership requires at least a four year college degree and owners manage their centers day-to-day (no absentee owners).

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$64,458 - $139,890
Franchise fee
Units in operation
Franchising Since

Own a Kumon Math & Reading Centers Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Kumon is a supplemental educational center that helps children excel in math and reading
  • Kumon Centers use a learning system based on the one begun by Toru Kumon in 1954 in Japan
  • Kumon Centers currently teach children in 49 countries

How does it make money?

  • Kumon customers (families and their children) pay enrollment fees for classes and tutoring at the centers
  • Customers also may purchase books, workbooks, and supplies

Who is it for?

  • Franchisees looking for opportunities with low initial costs (Kumon has a low, $1,000 franchise fee)
  • Previous experience in education is helpful but not required
  • Enthusiasm for working with children
  • A 4-year college degree is required

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of an educational after-school program
  • Hire classroom and educational assistants as needed
  • Work with parents and their children as you administer the Kumon system


Eligibility criteria: Please note, to be a Kumon Franchise owner you must have a 4-year college degree, proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency and be available to run your center day-to-day (no absentee owners).

What is Kumon?

Kumon is the world’s largest afterschool learning program , designed to give kids an academic advantage. It’s difference to other learning programs lies in the fact that Kumon goes far beyond tutoring by enabling kids to develop critical thinking skills and mindset to learn new materials independently. With the Kumon Program and the individualized instructions, kids progress on their own pace, and only when they have mastered the task at hand. For kids, this translates into results that go far beyond school. Based upon review of other education franchises information on

Top publications agree – Kumon consistently leads the way in growth and support

It is well known that leaving a full-time job and hitting the restart button on your career to open a new business is a huge commitment. But Kumon’s consistently high industry rankings mean you can partner with Kumon and take that step with confidence.

Are you the ideal candidate for opening a Kumon Center?

In order to be eligible to open a Kumon Center, the ideal candidate would need to posses:

  • A passion for and dedication to education and working with children
  • Four-year college degree required (teaching background helpful, but not essential)
  • Required capital needed to establish and develop a Kumon Math and Reading Center
  • The ability to create and manage a center that effectively motivates children in the Kumon Learning Method and an interest in and commitment to helping children in your community
  • The ability to deliver an excellent customer experience while maintaining dedication to Kumon’s core values
  • A good understanding of your area of opportunity and strong ties to the community
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A full-time commitment to Kumon — an average of six to eight hours per business day, 40 hours per week.
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident (Green Card)
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Testimonials from Kumon’s Owners

“One of the best parts of my job is watching children develop that love of learning” - Meela

“It is a lot of work, but trust me, you will enjoy it, and you will know that you are doing something great for the society” - LaTonya

“Since I didn’t want to start from scratch, being part of a larger organization gave me the support that I needed” - Craig

"It’s a great company, its satisfying because you are developing great students, and someone who believes that every child has a potential, will do great” - Hina

“If you make the investment upfront, and you are patient, and you make your inroads in the community, and you build your enrollments, you absolutely can make a very fine living as a Kumon Instructor” - John



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