Joining the Ivybrook Family: Steps and Support to Ownership

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Are you ready to embark on a journey that not only shapes your future as an entrepreneur but also makes a meaningful impact in your community? At Ivybrook Academy, we are passionate about redefining early childhood education, and we invite you to join our family of dedicated franchise owners who share this vision.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of becoming an Ivybrook Academy franchise owner and highlight the comprehensive support and guidance you can expect along the way.

Your Journey to Becoming an Ivybrook Academy Franchise Owner

Step 1: Request Information – The First Leap

The journey begins with a simple yet significant step – requesting information. Fill out our form to express your interest, and you'll open the door to a world of possibilities. This is your chance to connect with Ivybrook Academy and explore the incredible opportunities that await you in the academic preschool franchise industry.

Step 2: Introductory Call – Getting to Know You

We believe that a strong partnership starts with getting to know each other. During our introductory call, we will take the time to learn about you and your goals. It's also an opportunity for us to dive deep into Ivybrook Academy, sharing the essence of our mission and values. Have questions? We'll answer them all. Plus, we'll provide you with our franchise disclosure document (FDD), ensuring transparency every step of the way.

Step 3: Qualification – Turning Dreams into Reality

Becoming an Ivybrook Academy franchise owner is within your reach, and we're here to help you turn your dreams into reality. Work with Benetrends Financial to explore pre-approval for a loan – a crucial step in the process. As you progress, connect with other Ivybrook Academy owners. Their firsthand experiences can provide invaluable insights into the franchise journey.

Step 4: Meet Our Team – A Glimpse of the Ivybrook Family

Welcome to the Ivybrook family! Step into the world of academic preschool excellence by spending time touring one of our schools in action. Witness our operations firsthand and enjoy face-to-face interactions with our leadership team. This is a moment to connect, to envision your future as an Ivybrook Academy franchise owner, and to see the remarkable impact you can make in the lives of young learners.

Step 5: School Franchise Awarded – Congratulations!

The moment you've been working toward has arrived – you've been awarded your Ivybrook Academy school franchise. Congratulations! Now it's time to complete your franchise owner paperwork and submit the final franchise fees. With this milestone, you're one step closer to opening your school and making a difference in your community.

Step 6: Let’s Get Started – Guiding You All the Way

We schedule a “Kick Off” call within 48 hours of completing paperwork. As an Ivybrook Academy franchise owner, you're never alone on this journey. We're with you every step of the way, providing comprehensive support and guidance. From assisting with real estate and construction to helping with staffing and furniture layout, we're here to ensure you're fully prepared to confidently run your academic preschool from day one.

Comprehensive Support and Guidance

Owning an Ivybrook Academy franchise isn't just about joining a business; it's about becoming a part of a supportive community that shares your passion for education. Here's how we provide comprehensive support:

Real Estate and Construction

Finding the right location for your Ivybrook Academy is crucial. We'll assist you in selecting a suitable site and guide you through the construction process, from budgeting to completion. Our team's expertise ensures a smooth transition from an idea to a fully operational school.


Building a dedicated and passionate team is essential for the success of your Ivybrook Academy franchise. We'll help you with staffing, ensuring you have the right educators and professionals to deliver a high-quality academic preschool experience.

Furniture Layout

The layout of your school plays a significant role in creating an ideal learning environment. Our experts will assist you in designing a functional and inspiring space for young minds to thrive.

Training and Onboarding

Comprehensive training and onboarding are key components of your success. We'll provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel as an Ivybrook Academy franchise owner. Training takes place at Ivybrook University, conveniently located next to our Weddington campus. Before your school's opening, training will comprise online courses, one week at Ivybrook University, and an additional week of Ivybrook Franchise team training, conducted at your location while assisting in the opening and training of your staff.

A Bright Future Awaits

At Ivybrook Academy, we believe that education is a transformative force, and we're committed to empowering franchise owners to create a lasting impact in their communities. With recurring, subscription-based revenue, the potential for multi-unit ownership, a strong return on investment (ROI) potential, and resilience in a recession-resistant industry, your future as an Ivybrook Academy franchise owner is filled with promise.

Join our family of dedicated franchise owners, and together, let's shape the next generation of young learners with your academic preschool franchise. Contact us today to learn more about the exciting opportunities that await you. Your journey to ownership begins here!

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