– The United States Census Bureau surveys indicate that Seattle has one of the highest rates of college graduates among major U.S. cities. Recognizing the value placed on education throughout the region, Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, established its Northwest presence in Seattle back in 1991.
Today, the Seattle branch of Kumon North America celebrates its 25th year of bringing academic enrichment to thousands of children across four states in the Northwest region.
Based in Bellevue, Washington since October of 1991, the branch office supports the franchise operations of 56 Kumon Centers throughout Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Kumon Centers in these areas currently provide nearly 11,000 local children in preschool through high school with the skills needed to compete in today’s world.
“Kumon continues to prove that it’s a time-tested learning method that helps children reach their maximum potential and that’s evident in the tremendous amount of growth we’ve experienced in the Seattle branch the past 25 years,” says Sonya Claxton, Seattle Branch Manager for Kumon North America. “As the demand for Kumon continues to increase, our goal remains to offer high-quality education for our communities.”
Discover how Kumon has accelerated the learning for children in the Northwest region for 25 years.
Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. As a comprehensive program, Kumon serves children in preschool through high school. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 49 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide.