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Total Investment: $677,180 - $5,775,078
Franchise Fee: $45,000 - $70,000
Franchised Outlets: 310
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About Primrose Schools

Primrose Schools has a franchise fee of $45,000 to $70,000 with a total initial investment range of $677,180 to $5,775,078. Primrose Schools offers a defined territory and a 10-year agreement term. Primrose Schools has disclosed a median Gross Revenue of $1,974,778 and median EBITDAR of $514,877 for 2015. Primrose Schools has grown from 255 franchisee locations in 2013 to 310 in 2015.

Made The Grade™ Certified

Our Franchise Analysts have professional reviewed this franchise and determined it to be a great investment. As such, we've awarded it our Mtg ribbon black certification, indicating that Primrose Schools scored in the top 20%! As a Children's Services franchise in the Personal Services sector, this franchise is at the top of its class.

The Leader in Early Education and Care Franchising

Primrose Schools is the leader in providing premier early education and care to children and families in the United States. Founded in 1982, there are nearly 350 Primrose schools in 29 states. Each school is independently-owned and -operated by Franchise Owners who are provided a proven and time-tested business model and exclusive approach to early education, called Balanced Learning®. Primrose offers Franchise Owners the opportunity to invest in a rewarding business that delivers an unparalleled early learning experience for children and families in their community. To learn more about Primrose Schools, visit and to learn more about becoming a Franchise Owner visit

For Primrose Franchise Owners, One Size Does Not Fit All

Primrose Franchise Owners come from a variety of professional backgrounds - finance, tech, real estate, healthcare and sales to name a few. What they have in common is a desire to shape the future. The ideal candidate is dedicated to our mission to ensure a brighter future for all children. We look for franchise owners with strong relationship-building skills, a desire to do meaningful work and a passion for our family-focused brand. We lovingly call our Franchise Owners CEOs of Happiness because of the impact they have on children and their well-being. Visit to learn more.

A Day-in-the-Life of our Franchise Owners

Primrose Schools provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to pursue a purpose-filled life as a Primrose Franchise Owner. Learn how you can experience the rewards of making a lasting impact on the lives of children, their families and the community. Hear from our Franchise Owners and learn more by visiting

Franchise Owners are CEOs of Happiness

Primrose Franchise Owners share their heartfelt experiences of owning a Primrose school. See how they became CEOs of Happiness. A strong belief in the curriculum, philosophy and the positive experiences shared at Primrose often inspires many parents to open their own Primrose school.

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Congratulations! Primrose Schools is an Mtg ribbon black / Made The Grade™ Franchise! Made The Grade™ franchises are some of the healthiest and most successful franchises. Primrose Schools is one of 2,500+ franchise systems we grade and compare. It is compared to all Personal Services franchises and all Children's Services franchises.

How much does it cost to open a Primrose Schools franchise?

Primrose Schools costs up to $5,775,078 to open. This includes a franchise fee of up to $70,000. You will also need additional funds, or working capital of $212,000 to have on hand when you open the franchise for costs such as advertising and staff wages.

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