Award-Winning After-School Program Expands in Greater Boston

Kumon franchise opens its first learning center in the city of Boston

– Thousands of additional parents in Greater Boston will now have access to an individualized learning program for their preschool to high school aged children. Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, is expanding in the area with the opening of its first learning center in Dorchester.

There are 47 Kumon Math and Reading Centers in Massachusetts, including 37 in Greater Boston. The new learning center in Dorchester is the first Kumon location to open in the city of Boston. It’s part of Kumon’s 2017 expansion plan of opening 100 new centers nationwide.

“Due to the amount of emphasis placed on education in the region, with Boston considered a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, we found it to be an ideal location for Kumon’s expansion,” said Larry Lambert, vice president of franchise recruitment at Kumon North America. “We have a rich history in Greater Boston dating back to the early eighties, but we are particularly excited to open a Kumon Center in the city of Boston.”

Kumon’s Presence in Greater Boston

  • 5,963 subject enrollments at 37 centers
  • 50 percent increase in the number of centers in last 10 years
  • 90 percent increase in subject enrollments in last 10 years

The Kumon Method empowers children to become self-learners and is designed to advance math and reading skills while fostering a love for learning. Kumon sparks critical thinking, establishes a pattern of success and builds confidence that can lead to accelerated learning throughout life.

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About Kumon Math & Reading Centers:

Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children in preschool through high school, so they can achieve more on their own. The learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Visit to learn more.

About the Kumon Franchise Business

Kumon is an ideal small business for professionals. Kumon Franchisees must have a four-year college degree, be proficient in math and reading, have investment capital of $70,000 and a net worth of at least $150,000. Founded in 1958, Kumon has over four million students enrolled in nearly 25,000 learning centers in 50 countries and regions. Kumon North America is headquartered in Teaneck, NJ.