Sylvan Learning Franchise

Last Updated on August 3, 2012 by DeanR

Sylvan Learning Franchise Information

Sylvan Learning is a franchise for a business providing supplemental education. It was founded in 1979 and started franchising in 1980. Sylvan Learning believes that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to teaching children.

There has to be a focus given to each child for them to be able to unlock their own potential. What they do is custom-tailor the goals and needs of your child. The child first goes through a Sylvan Skills Assessment.

This assessment follows a process which includes standardized tests, diagnostic tools, and personal interviews. This is used to address the child’s skill gaps. On the test day itself, the child meets the staff, then they will be given a tour of the center, take the test on the computer, then the one-on-one evaluations and personal interviews. There will be 740 locations in the United States, 91 locations in Canada, 11 in other countries, and 40 locations that are company owned.

What programs do they offer at Sylvan Learning?

For Tutoring Services, they have Writing for students in grades four to 12. This includes elementary school writing, middle and junior high school writing, high school writing, and college prep writing. For Math, they have elementary school math, middle school math, and high school math. Their Reading programs are consistent with the National Reading Panel and offered as Pre-K reading, elementary school reading, middle school reading, and high school reading. The Study Skills program focuses on organization and time management, note-taking, reading and studying, and test-taking strategies.

Homework Help is offered for students in grades four to 12 and focuses on helping the child catch up on missed lessons. They also have Academic Camps such as Fraction Action, Read Ahead, Write On, Camp Sum Fun, Solve This, and Math Facts. For State Test Prep, they help prepare the child in taking State Tests including Florida for FCAT, California for CST, Washington for WASL, and Texas for TAKS. They also help students prepare for SAT and ACT. For College Prep, they have College Prep Writing, Advanced Math, Courses for Credit, Study Skills, and Advanced Reading Skills. Their other services includes in home tutoring, in school tutoring, and online tutoring through,, and

Cost and requirements on running a Sylvan Learning

You need to have a net worth of $150,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $75,000. Expect to be investing about $179,000 to $306,000. The cost of Sylvan Learning franchise fee is $42,000 to $48,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 8% to 9%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. You will need about two to four employees to run one location. They allow multi-unit ownership.  They do not allow absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be one week training at the headquarters, at your location during the opening, and five days at regional locations. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone number. You will be provided assistance at the grand opening and access to the internet. Expect to be attending meetings and receiving occasional field evaluations. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks, co-op advertising, and national media.

Sylvan Learning Contact Details

Address: 1001 Fleet St. Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: (888) 338-2283

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