Kumon Math & Reading Centers | International Franchise Association
Kumon Business Ownership

Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading enrichment program and one of the most well-established, affordable franchises in the world. Kids can start as young as three and stay through completion of the program at calculus and Shakespeare. Kumon kids master math and reading and develop skills for success such as focus, confidence and grit. When you open a Kumon Center, you aren’t tutoring kids through a short-term struggle, you are following a unique and proven method of learning that instills self-learning and develops top-notch students ready for lifelong success.


We Recognize the Importance of Training


When it comes to giving entrepreneurs an advantage in getting started, Kumon supplies qualified franchisees with all the right tools and resources. Franchisees participate in a 12-day program, held over a four-month period, to immerse themselves in the Kumon Curriculum and Self-Learning Method. Training takes place in sessions at two locations, regionally at the local Branch Offices and at Kumon University in Teaneck, NJ.


What We Look For in Franchise Candidates


All applicants need a bachelor’s degree and either U.S. citizenship or a green card, in addition to meeting the liquidity requirements of $70,000 and net worth requirements of $150,000. Beyond that, we look for people who will make a full-time commitment to their business and who have a desire to develop relationships with families in their community and to see kids succeed, not just in math and reading, but in life.


Make a Smart Business Decision


We cover up to $19,000 in start-up costs, our franchise fee is only $1,000, and we’ve been awarded the honor of being Entrepreneur magazine’s #1 Tutoring Franchise 17 years in a row, earning us the “Best of the Best” ranking. Make a Smart Business Decision We’re here to support you from your very first request for information, offering a system of success supported by training, materials and marketing to drive your business.


Kumon was developed in 1954, in Japan, by a teacher named Toru Kumon, who wanted his son Takeshi to develop a love for learning. With short, incremental daily assignments that required mastery before proceeding, Takeshi progressed and his abilities improved significantly. Other parents noticed, wanted the same for their kids, and the Kumon Method was born. Today, Kumon has helped millions of children gain academic advantage and develop essential skills for success in 49 countries.

Business Established: 1954
Franchising Since: 1958
Franchised Units: 25811
Company Owned Units: 32
Start-up Cost: $70,000 to $150,000
Total Investment: $69,583 to $148,965
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