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For more than 50 years, Kumon has helped millions of children worldwide advance their reading and math abilities. As a franchise owner, you'll help students build the critical math and reading skills that can help them achieve more in school, and in life.
Business Type
Startup Costs
$69,428 - $140,626

What is Kumon?

Kumon is the world’s largest afterschool learning program, designed to give kids 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.

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)

Testimonials from Kumon’s Owners


“Kumon helps you with everything from your business plan to learning the education. What it looks like to set it up. Your rent, getting your contracts together, and really throughout the process with center visits.” - Charlotte Immenschuh, Alamo Heights, TX

“Networking with instructors is fantastic. You get such an exhilarating feeling to see how successful they are and how good this program is.” - Cristina Acosta, Boca Raton, FL

“I really feel that there’s no better time to become a Kumon franchisee. Brand awareness is higher than I’ve ever seen it.” - Greg Derick, Dallas, TX

Facts and Figures

Liquid Capital Required: $70,000
Net Worth Required: $150,000
Investment: $69,428 – $140,626
Support and training: available

Ideal Qualities

Comfortable with doing marketing, networking and community outreach
Entrepreneurial spirit
Passion for education
Excellent in working with kids and parents on a day-to-day basis
Believe in the Kumon Method