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Sylvan Learning Center


Sylvan Learning, America's #1 provider of supplemental education services, offers a custom tutoring program tailored children needs, no matter what grade or skill level.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$70,980 - $159,890
Franchise fee
Units in operation
Franchising Since


At Sylvan, we have been passionate about children and education for over 30 years, motivating the entire Sylvan community. We have consistently been named one of the top ten franchise companies in the last three years.

Our Baltimore-based corporate staff and field resources across the country, are committed to your success. You’ll benefit from proven operating and training system, as well as access to a friendly, knowledgeable staff and franchise community. You will never be alone in this venture.

Our system is comprised of entrepreneurial franchisees who partner with their local schools and respond aggressively to the educational needs of the students in their communities. You’ll be part of a network of experienced entrepreneurs – the best in the business.

We maintain brand leadership and awareness through significant investments in marketing, advertising and technology. Families remember us because we deliver results.

Now hear from some of our franchisees!

"One very important element in being a franchise owner with Sylvan to us is that it allows us to be an entrepreneur. We like the freedom. We're only limited by our own creativity and passion. If we come up with a really great way to do something...we have the support of a corporate office that will walk that walk with us. So, there's a little bit of a safety net in there, but it still allows us to pursue these interests." - Gail and Dave Smith, Sylvan Franchisees, Washington

"I think a successful franchisee is someone that really believes in the takes an individual whose passionate and driven and has the ability to multi-task. It does take a dynamic individual to be successful." - Susan Fairbairn, Sylvan Franchisee, Texas and New Mexico

"The Sylvan corporation itself is a phenomenal vessel to work with. They help us with training, they help us with the educational programs which are extremely sound and compatible with every state, including Canada. We receive continual training, continual updates. And, as a franchisee, we are allowed to contribute our ideas with the corporation. We work in an extremely good situation, which I call a great partnership." - Nancy Valiseck, Sylvan Franchisee, New Jersey

"After almost 23 years in the supplemental education dream has come true! After helping hundreds of franchisees be successful in this business, I am building my own successful business by building a strong team that believes in the Sylvan product, sells and delivers our services with great passion, and knows that as a team with a common goal we can only achieve success." - Nisey Sebak, Sylvan Franchisee, Ohio

Sylvan Learning Center FAQ

What is the cost of opening a Sylvan Learning franchise? Franchisees interested in joining the Sylvan Learning family can expect their initial investment to be approximately $70,890 - $159,890 depending on the real estate selected.

How much actual cash will I need? Qualified candidates should possess a minimum net worth of $150,000 and a minimum liquidity of $75,000.

Are there fees associated with opening a Sylvan Learning franchise? The initial licensing fee is $24,000

Are training and support available? Yes. Franchisees are trained and prepared to provide students with an unparalleled supplemental educational program. Sylvan's franchisee training program allows franchisees, with or without educational experience, to succeed as business owners.

Is financing available? Yes. Third party financing is available. Additionally, in limited circumstances, Sylvan financing is available.

What happens after I submit my online application? You will receive an email confirmation, and a Franchise Development Director will contact you.

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