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.

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Zaniac Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


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 accounting.

Zaniac History

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 members.

Company Details

Established: 2012
First Unit Franchised: 2014
Franchised Units: 7
Company Owned Units: 2
States Registered In: Florida, California, Washington, New York
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Zaniac

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: 1 week owner training at corporate office in Salt Lake City, UT
1 week at franchisee's location once built out for onsite training for employees and owners

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Zaniac Franchise.

What does a Zaniac Franchise Cost?

Zaniac franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $157,500 to $303,000
Total Investment: $157,500 to $303,000
Minimum Net Worth: ?$250,000
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Royalty: 5%
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 6
Item 19: No
SBA Approved: No
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount Yes - 20% off the franchise fee

Is Zaniac a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Zaniac 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 Zaniac a Home Based franchise?

No. Zaniac is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Zaniac Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Zaniac does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Zaniac a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Zaniac is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Zaniac Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Zaniac franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Zaniac Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

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

Is Zaniac Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Zaniac franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Zaniac Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Zaniac franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Zaniac'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

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Child Related, Education, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

More than $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Zaniac Franchises for Sale

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