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Ivybrook Academy

Half Day Pre-Schools

We are seeking individuals that have a passion for education and business. We are an award winning pre-school program that is regarded as the "Harvard" of Pre-K education.

What Does a Ivybrook Academy Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Ivybrook Academy, you'll need to have at least $100,000 in liquid capital. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $385,000 - $2,146,600. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans. *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $100,000
What does Liquid Capital mean?
Total Investment: $385,000 - $2,146,600
What does Total Investment mean?


Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: YES

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 2
Home Office: Charlotte, NC
Year Founded: 2007

Why Ivybrook?

A Growing Industry: In 2014, the child care industry surpassed $46.6 billion.

Ivybrook Academy was created by a public school teacher who was looking to balance quality of life with owning a business. As a highly involved mom of two very young children, she sought a means of achieving financial freedom that would also allow her more time with her kids. Enter the Ivybrook Academy model.

Why choose to open an Ivybrook Franchise rather than a daycare? An Ivybrook Academy location features the following:

  • Steady daytime hours of operation – 8:15 to 4:30
  • No transportation/busing of children
  • No lunches served
  • Professional teachers with 4-year teaching degrees
  • Progressive blended curriculum based on Reggio Emilia and Montessori methods
  • The facility is closed approximately 32 work days per year
  • When summer hours are involved, the facility closes by noon

And these are just a few of the benefits to owning your Ivybrook Academy franchise!

Remember – we will assist you every step of the way on your journey through the franchising process. From helping you find the right location, developing the building plans, and going through construction to ordering your equipment and furniture, hiring staff, training and more, we will offer the support you need and deserve. As part of the Ivybrook Academy franchise family, we’ll help you through developing, running, and owning your own Ivybrook Academy!

What We Provide

Giving You The Tools You Need: We believe in equipping you to succeed in your new Ivybrook Academy Franchise.

We provide you with the tools and support you need for success including full curriculum, lesson plans, your FF & E (furniture, fixtures & equipment) list, marketing plan, advertising support, website listing, an intranet, and more.

Training Is Integral: Success could be out of reach without proper training and support.

We believe in making sure that everyone involved is thoroughly trained and equipped to help you in your endeavor as an Ivybrook Academy franchise holder. We feature on-site training in one of our existing corporate-run facilities. This offers you a firsthand look at what you might expect in a fully functioning facility. You will be able to interact with staff, observe children in the academic setting, and get a feel for the atmosphere you should expect in your own facility.

We also provide on-site training at your facility prior to opening. This allows us the chance to help train your staff on what they should expect, how to handle daily operations, and what to do in various situations that may arise. The training doesn’t stop there, however. We are available to help train new staff, offer insights into issues you may not feel up to speed on, and to help you answer any questions that may come up after the school opens.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the ideal Ivybrook Academy Franchise Owner?
Ivybrook is looking for people that are passionate about children’s education and making a difference in every child’s life. Prior teaching experience, coupled with personal financial qualifications, individual motivation and a compassionate heart for children are important factors in our evaluation process. Candidates must be interested in being an on-site manager or a school principal. Absentee ownership is not allowed.

What is the investment to open an Ivybrook Academy?
To invest in a franchise, individuals will need $200,000-$300,000 in liquid assets to qualify. Financing is to be secured through third-party lending sources which we can help you navigate.

What return on investment can I expect?
Our initial year and current year EBITDA averages are listed in our Federal Disclosure Document for your analysis.

How long does it take to open an Ivybrook Academy?
Each location is different depending on whether it is a new construction or a renovation of an existing building. However, it typically takes 12-15 months to build a new Ivybrook Academy, from signing the franchise agreement to opening day at your new school.

What kind of training can I expect as a new franchise owner?
All new franchise owners will participate in several training programs to immerse you in our program, philosophy and culture. This consists of 60 hours in one of our corporate owned facilities with yourself and any designated managers and/or school principals. Our certified and experienced management team will travel to your school to train your staff prior to your opening day. Once completed, new franchise owners will receive ongoing updates to their training and consistent support, whether on the phone or in person.

Contact Us Today!

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Ivybrook Academy is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.

* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.

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