Athena Learning Centers

What Does an Athena Learning Centers Franchise Cost in 2020?

Cash Required:$25,000
Net Worth Required:$100,000
Total Investment:$35,000 - $160,000
Franchise Fee:$25,000 to $30,000

Athena Learning Centers Details

Year Founded:2011

We Give You The Competitive Edge!

Athena Learning Centers has two great franchise offerings! Athena Learning Centers after-school learning center franchise and the Athena Learning Centers in-home franchise. At Athena, franchising is an example of teamwork at its best. We bring together the talents of our dedicated corporate staff and management team to assist you with all aspects of starting and successfully operating your Athena Learning Center franchise.

The in-home model is a lower investment franchise and gives owners the ability to offer K-12, 1 To 1 Tutoring and Exam Prep with SAT/ACT – where tutoring is conducted in the home of the student or another mutually agreed location. Owners of the Athena Learning Centers in-home franchise can leverage all of the operational expertise and products of a traditional Athena Learning Center storefront location without the expense. It’s a home-based/low overhead - no storefront needed model. And by eliminating the overhead associated with a storefront learning center, Athena Learning Centers in-home owners can focus their resources on advertising, marketing and management. The estimated Initial Investment for a single-unit In-Home territory is $35,000 to $45,000.

With the Athena Learning Center storefront location, each center is beautifully designed and carefully planned out from a professional learning environment standpoint for all K-12 students. The technology that is in place at the operational level is cutting-edge and allows the franchise to run effectively and efficiently. The programs offered along with the technology will give you the competitive edge in the marketplace. The estimated Initial Investment for a single-unit Athena Learning Center storefront location is approximately $125,000.

With both franchise offerings the business model has been well thought out for today’s economic and education climate, and also designed for the single-unit operator as well as the multi-unit operator. Each Athena Learning Center franchise offers the Athena Advantage℠ package of powerful solutions to help all students meet high standards and prepare them for college and the 21st century workplace.

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Athena Learning Centers partnered with Pearson Education, the leader in education services. As the leading education services company, Pearson is serious about evolving how the world learns. They apply their deep education experience and research, invest in innovative technologies, and promote collaboration throughout the education ecosystem.

At Athena Learning Centers, there is alignment between what students will learn from our teachers and curriculum, and what they are expected to learn at school. Athena offers remedial and enrichment programs.

The Athena Advantage℠:


  • Math Program powered by Athena’s Math Curriculum.
  • Reading Program powered by Athena’s Literacy Curriculum and Quick Reads for young readers.
  • Writing Program powered by Athena’s Writing Curriculum.
  • Athena’s University–Bound SAT/ACT Program – The new standard in exam preparation powered by The Princeton Review®. Advanced private instruction and instructor-led private study groups.
  • ABC Music & Me® created by Kindermusik® is a research-based early childhood curriculum that uses bundled, thematic 30-minute lessons to help preschoolers (aged 18 mo. to 5 years old) learn important language, listening, and social skills.
  • Online learning math solutions powered by Virtual Nerd®.
  • Athena Learning Centers has also developed a recommended reading list for grades K-12 that is mapped to exemplar texts.
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For the morning hours in the center, ABC Music & Me® is now offered at Athena Learning Centers! Created by Kindermusik® International, ABC Music & Me® is an award-winning music enrichment program for 18 mo. to 5 year olds, designed for early childhood learning centers.

Parents are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the quality of Kindermusik® offerings into their children’s lives through ABC Music & Me®, the premier enrichment program to promote early childhood skills' development and school-readiness.

Why Athena Over Others?

At Athena Learning Centers, franchising is an example of teamwork at its best from a management team that understands the franchise learning center business. We bring together the talents of our dedicated corporate staff and management team to assist you with all aspects of starting and successfully operating your Athena Learning Center.

You can expect support in the following areas:

  • Athena Advantage℠ Products and Services.
  • Math, Literacy, and Science Curriculum powered by Pearson Education.
  • In-Center and On-line SAT/ACT Prep Courses by The Princeton Review®.
  • Diagnostic in-center assessment.
  • On line homework help powered by Virtual Nerd.
  • Student Progress Tracking System.
  • Athena Center Management System, powered by AIMS.
  • Automated Center Check-in System for Students.
  • Automatic Monthly Billing System.
  • Recommended reading list with books available for purchase in center or online through the Athena Store.

Franchisee support and benefits:

  • Athena brand recognition; proprietary marketing/advertising strategy plan.
  • Franchisee Intranet communications and marketing portal powered by AIMS.
  • Athena branded local websites for all Athena locations.
  • Owner hotline via our toll free number.
  • Initial franchise training program at Athena University.
  • Real estate location services; demographic profiles, real estate lease support.
  • Turn-key interior design/build-out services by industry leading suppliers.
  • Direct local marketing solutions, email, direct mail and social media.
  • On-going owner/staff support and training.
  • Area of protected territory.
  • No owner-operator requirement.
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Through every aspect of the exciting process leading up to opening your new franchise, the Athena team is there to guide and support you every step of the way! Build a business that not only strives for success but one that also motivates children to do the same.

Thank you! We are glad you have chosen to investigate Athena as a potential opportunity and we look forward to speaking to you, answering your questions, and developing a successful business relationship. We are currently looking for both single and multi-unit franchisees!

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Athena Learning Centers is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Wyoming, West Virginia, Vermont, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Ohio, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Nebraska, North Carolina, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, Maine, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Idaho, Iowa, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Colorado, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama.

Interested parties should have at least $20,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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