Ivybrook Academy

In 2005, the concept of Ivybrook Academy was developed by first grade teacher Jennifer McWilliams. After recognizing the absence of multidimensional learning opportunities for her students, she knew they deserved better. With her passion to shape and teach young minds as her driving force, she set out to create the optimal learning environment for students.

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Ivybrook Academy

Ivybrook Academy Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


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.

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!

Company Details

Established: 2007
First Unit Franchised: 2016
Franchised Units: 34 open, 56 more in development
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: All except - CA, HI, IL, IN, MD, MN, NY, ND, RI, SD, WA, VA
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Ivybrook Academy

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: No

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Ivybrook Academy Franchise.

What does a Ivybrook Academy Franchise Cost?

Ivybrook Academy franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $175,000 - $200,000
Total Investment: $461,400 - $798,000
Minimum Net Worth: $1,000,000

Minimum Liquidity: $200,000
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 1%
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Semi-Absentee - Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: No

Is Ivybrook Academy a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Ivybrook Academy is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Ivybrook Academy a Home Based franchise?

No. Ivybrook Academy is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Ivybrook Academy Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Ivybrook Academy franchisees make. Ivybrook Academy offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Ivybrook Academy a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Ivybrook Academy is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Ivybrook Academy Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Ivybrook Academy franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Ivybrook Academy Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Ivybrook Academy franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Ivybrook Academy Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Ivybrook Academy franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Ivybrook Academy Looking for International franchisees?

No. Ivybrook Academy franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Ivybrook Academy's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Education, Child Related, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Ivybrook Academy Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Ivybrook Academy franchises for sale. We may have Ivybrook Academy franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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