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What is a Kumon Franchise?

Every independently-owned and operated Kumon Franchise is an important part of a very successful family

– the WORLD'S #1 after school education program.*

We help smart kids from pre-school through high school advance their skills in math and reading using our proven, step-by-step learning method. It builds a solid academic foundation, while developing the critical thinking skills and mindset that makes Kumon students better learners.

That’s why many Kumon students are studying above grade level. If you’ve always wanted to work with kids, and make an impact on your community, find out more about the unique challenges and rewards of opening your own Kumon franchise.

Why join Kumon in 2016?

since 2006

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since 2006

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Enrollment per Center:

since 2006

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of Kumon Centers:

Kumon is growing, and we’re looking for smart, passionate people like you to be a part of it.

There’s no better time to become part of the Kumon family.

What makes a great Kumon franchise owner?

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The most successful and satisfied Kumon owners have a passion for education, want to make a difference in their community, and enjoy spending each day building a successful business while helping kids reach their full potential.

The most successful and satisfied Kumon owners have a passion for education, want to make a difference in their community, and enjoy spending each day building a successful business while helping kids reach their full potential.

What makes Kumon a top franchise?

Kumon has spent the last 50 years helping thousands of franchisees start, build and grow their businesses. We look forward to doing the same for you, with advantages like:

Franchise Fee
— $1,000

Kumon Franchise fees

training, support
and resources

Kumon Franchise training and resources

Up to $19k
in business

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Open a business that makes smart kids in your community even smarter!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kumon?

Kumon Math and Reading Programs are designed to advance any child’s comprehension and appreciation for learning—and start building an academic advantage.

It starts with the Kumon method of self-learning, and the individualized plan you create for each child. Students begin the program at the perfect starting point for them—based on their knowledge, not grade level.

This ensures students starting at or above grade level can study more challenging material, while those who have fallen behind master missed material before moving on.

What can I expect when I talk with my recruiter?

Your recruiter will:

  • Answer your questions
  • Provide an overview of the Kumon method
  • Explain your role and responsibilities as a franchisee
  • Cover the financial requirements and incentives, in-depth
  • Provide training and support details

What are the qualifications I need to meet to be considered for a Kumon Franchise opportunity?

  • A four-year college degree
  • Proficiency in math and reading
  • The required capital needed to establish your Kumon Math and Reading Center:
    • $70,000 liquid capital
    • $150,000 net worth
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A full-time commitment to Kumon — typically an average of 6–8 hours per business day
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident (Green Card)

What does it cost to open a Kumon franchise?

Our startup costs are the lowest in our industry. When you sign a franchise agreement, you’ll be responsible for the:

  • Initial franchise fee of $1,000
  • Materials fee of $1,000

Overall franchise opening cost can vary, but typically ranges from about $69,428–$140,626 (depending upon location)

What kinds of responsibilities will I have as a Kumon franchisee?

You’ll manage both the educational and business aspects of running a Kumon Center, including:


  • Assessing and guiding students
  • Developing individualized programs
  • Meeting with parents


  • Managing finances
  • Recruiting and managing staff
  • Participating in marketing efforts
  • Reaching out to the community

Do I need to have a background in education?

No. It’s most important that you have a passion for working with children and helping them become confident and capable leaders of tomorrow. With the Kumon method, your role is not to teach, but rather to guide the student through our self-learning program.

Though experience in education can be useful, current owners have come to us with a range of different backgrounds. Many franchisees are also Kumon parents—their own children are students or graduates of our program.

What kind of training and support is available to franchisees?

Kumon North America provides training, support, and resources before, during, and after you open your Center.

  • Initial training through the Kumon Instructor Development Program
  • Support system of Kumon staff including recruiters, branch managers, and other franchisees
  • Continuing education for franchisees, including meetings with other Kumon instructors in their community
  • Supply of student materials and internal/external communication resources

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See what franchise owners say about Kumon

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“What sold me on Kumon was their methodology.”

Andrea Allen
Portsmouth, NH

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“Kumon has always looked after me, even personally.”

Cristina Acosta
Boca Raton, FL

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“You don’t need to be a teacher to succeed with Kumon.”

Greg Derick
Dallas, TX

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