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Ivybrook Academy Makes Debut on Prestigious Franchise 500 List

Fast-Growing Pre-School System Stands Out Among World’s Top Franchisors

CHARLOTTE, NC / ACCESSWIRE / January 17, 2022 / Ivybrook Academy, an award-winning leader in early childhood education, is starting the new year off with an impressive honor, its first-ever ranking on Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious Franchise 500®. Ivybrook Academy is recognized as #471 on the new distinguished list. The companies honored in this annual ranking are recognized for their exceptional performance in areas such as growth, financial strength, stability, and brand power.

“We are thrilled to receive such a highly sought distinction in the franchise industry,” explains Drew McWilliams, Ivybrook Academy CEO. “Entrepreneur is the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise magazine in the world, and having our company land on the Franchise 500 is such an honor for a company our size.”

Nationally recognized for its progressive approach to preschool, Ivybrook Academy’s curriculum combines time-tested teaching methods, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Multiple Intelligence Research. This hybrid approach toward learning provides a customized education that respects each child’s individual voice and instills a life-long love of learning at a young age.

Ivybrook Academy currently has 19 campuses open nationwide with more than 30 under development. Nearly a dozen will open in 2022. The surge of growth shows the strength of the Ivybrook Academy model and the obvious demand for a higher degree of quality for early childhood development.

For more than 40 years, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Ivybrook Academy’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

About Ivybrook Academy

Ivybrook Academy opened its first campus in 2007 in Weddington, North Carolina. Founded by first-grade teacher Jennifer McWilliams and her husband, Drew, Ivybrook Academy seeks to provide the multidimensional opportunities students deserve in communities across the United States.

Ivybrook Academy offers a progressive approach to early childhood education, combining aspects of the Montessori method, Reggio Emilia, and Multiple Intelligence Research. The balanced curriculum values students’ individual voices within their vibrant communities with the goal of cultivating compassionate citizens who find joy in learning.

With 51 campuses spread throughout the country, Ivybrook Academy is committed to bringing its award-winning model to children throughout America.

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