Zaniac is an active inspiring place filled with friends and
friends to be, where real math and technology learning is fun.
Zaniac engages K-8 students in supplemental Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math (STEM) education-giving them real academic
advantage at their regular school plus the skills and motivation
they need to succeed in life.
Although Zaniac is known for its flagship Zane Math K-8 tutoring
and enrichment curriculum, Zane Math K-8 accounts for only 22% of
sales. 78% of sales are for enrichment courses and programs like
Computer Programming, Zaniac Robotics: LEGO?, Game-Based Learning:
Minecraft™, Game Modding, Tinkering, 3D Printing, Chess, Touch
Typing, and Edison Club - programs designed to motivate students to
want to learn more math.
Each Zaniac campus also offers uniquely compelling features for
franchise owners, including:
A state-of-the-art STEM Curriculum, presented to students through a
customized pedagogy that combines fun, peer-based learning and
hands-on engagement with the latest technology.
A proprietary online assessment-based approach that demonstrates
what a student already knew and has learned after every class
through Milestones and Achievements. Watch the Zane Math video.
The Zaniac Campus Operating System (COS), our turnkey, cloud-based
solution that allows Zaniac owners and campus managers to
concentrate on sales and improving their customer's experience
rather than operational friction points such as scheduling and
Although the first Zaniac campus opened in 2011, Zaniac's story
began in 1975 at the University of Pennsylvania when 20-year-old
graduate student Paul Zane Pilzer built an interactive "teaching
machine" on a mainframe computer. Pilzer realized back then that
technology could one day make great education affordable for
everyone, the same way that phonographs and movie projectors had
made great entertainment affordable for everyone.
Pilzer went on to become a world-famous economist, NYU college
professor, New York Times bestselling author, White House official,
and social entrepreneur. In addition to founding several companies
with a market capitalization exceeding $1 billion, Pilzer founded
one of the nation's leading educational CD-ROM publishers in the
1990s (NASD:ZANE), and an online high school in the 2000s (The
American Academy). But it was only when he and his wife Lisa had
their own four elementary school children that they realized the
need for Zaniac K-8 After-School Programs & Camps - a place K-8
students would want to go to learn more math and science, a place
where students would want to go to learn how to design video games
versus just play video games.
In 2008, Lisa Pilzer became a franchisee with Planet Fitness. The
Pilzer's have helped the chain grow through franchising from 200
stores to more than 1,000 U.S. locations with 7 million