Lightbridge Academy

Lightbridge Academy is a fast-growing regional network of child care centers. Our franchise successfully balances quality education, family-focused customer service and genuine sense of care.

Lightbridge Academy, which is the result of our exceptional curriculum and services, created specifically to meet the needs of working parents. Lightbridge Academy provides an always in-demand service, with reoccurring revenues.

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Lightbridge Academy

Lightbridge Academy Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


Lightbridge Academy has met the demand by filling a unique gap in the market, focusing on providing a quality education and care for children while also meeting the needs of working parents. In 2015, Entrepreneur Magazine recognized Lightbridge Academy as a 'Top New Franchise' and in 2013 as one of the "Leading Edge Franchisors That Are Innovating in Big Ways".

State of the art technology is integrated throughout our facilities, educational programs and support services including ParentView? internet monitoring, biometric finger scanning, whiteboards and iPads in the classroom and more! As a franchisee, our Circle of Care represents a strong foundation for high center occupancy and staff retention while helping you to achieve exceptional financial performance.

Why Choose Lightbridge Academy?

Avg. Annual Gross Revenue $1,889,258 & Avg. Net Profit (EBIDTA) $401,028*

  • Over 18 years of success in childcare
  • Prime territories available in NY, NJ, MD, PA, and VA available
  • Superior franchise training program with 94 hours of hands-on and on-site training
  • Ongoing support through your personal Business Coach
  • Recession-resistant business
  • Industry expected to grow 9.2% annually
  • Recurring revenue
  • High quality of life - nights, weekends and major holidays off
  • A NEED not a WANT service
  • A business that MATTERS with a company that CARES

Company Details

States Selling In: DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, TX, VA, GA, FL, NC, OH, TN

Established: 1997
First Unit Franchised: 2011
Units: 27 Open and 59 in development
States Selling In: DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, TX, VA, GA, FL, NC, OH, TN

Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Lightbridge Academy

Financial Assistance Provided: Lease Assurance Group available for qualified candidates
Site Selection Assistance: Yes, in-house and outside brokers
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes, in-house and outside legal
Recruiting Assistance: Director
Co-Operative Advertising: Periodic

Training: 94 hours

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Lightbridge Academy Franchise.

What does a Lightbridge Academy Franchise Cost?

Lightbridge Academy franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $200,000
Total Investment: $525,728 - $728,635
Minimum Net Worth: $1,000,000
Franchise Fee: $60,000
Royalty: 4% for first 6 months, then 7%
Brand Fund: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 35
Item 19: Yes-Strong
SBA Approved: Yes
Passive Ownership: Can be on or offsite but must be activly engaged in business
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes
Special Discount Programs: VetFran

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

No. Lightbridge 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 Lightbridge Academy a Home Based franchise?

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

What Do Lightbridge Academy Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Lightbridge Academy a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Lightbridge Academy is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Lightbridge Academy Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Lightbridge Academy franchise does offer a veteran discount.

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

Yes. Lightbridge Academy franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Lightbridge Academy Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

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

Is Lightbridge Academy Looking for International franchisees?

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

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Education, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


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Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Lightbridge Academy Franchises for Sale

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