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Franchise Deep Dive: Seashore Academy’s Franchise Cost, Fees, Profit and Data

For entrepreneurs seeking to make an impact on the younger generations, Seashore Academy provides a low-cost high-reward pathway to personalized learning and community empowerment.

By Jeff DwyerStaff Writer
2:14PM 03/07/24

LAST UPDATED: January 2024
REPORTED COST TO GET IN: $98,175 to $275,300
REPORTED ROI (Item 19): $438,224 (2021 EBITDA) 

Seashore Academy is a private in-person children’s education franchise that provides a structured academic environment with the freedom and flexibility of homeschooling. The concept offers traditional academic classes such as writing, math, science and history, as well as entrepreneurship, financial management, public speaking and art courses.

Seashore Academy was established in California in 2012 by founder Marlene Dandler, who wanted to create a “freedom-minded community for those who look for meaningful education options for their children.” According to the brand’s website, its mission is to develop engaged, creative and intellectually curious students in a collaborative learning environment that instills strong moral character. 

How Many Seashore Academy Locations Are There?

As of December 2023, Seashore Academy has four locations throughout California, in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo and West Los Angeles. 

What Is Seashore Academy’s Business Model?

Seashore Academy is a flexible lifestyle academy that provides an elite private education. The brand’s business model is focused on offering in-person courses that accommodate levels from transitional kindergarten to eighth grade. 

With its abundance of different courses and educational options, parents are able to be selective and choose the curriculum that their children are being taught. The business model is set up so parents pay a recurring fee to enroll their child in Seashore and choose how many days per week the child attends class. This creates a recurring revenue stream for the franchisees.

Seashore Academy claims its students benefit from “increased accountability, improved communication skills, concentration skills, confidence, emotional awareness, empathy, focus, impulse control, interpersonal skills, self-awareness, stress tolerance and trust.” 

How Much Can Seashore Academy Franchise Owners Make?

According to Seashore Academy’s 2021 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), the average revenue for a franchise unit was $3,379,776,  with the earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) reported at $438,224. 

How Much Does It Cost To Open a Seashore Academy Franchise?

As of December 2023, Seashore Academy does not list its investment information on its website. However, according to third-party sources, the initial investment required to open a Seashore Academy franchise ranges from $98,175 to $275,300. This investment is broken down into the following costs:

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $55,000
  • Initial Training Fee: $1,500
  • Training Expenses: $3,000 to $6,000
  • Lease Deposit and 3 Months Rent: $10,000 to $60,000
  • Renovations: $0 to $10,000
  • Signage: $250 to $2,000
  • Computer System: $2,000 to $8,000
  • Classroom Supplies Package: $5,000 to $20,000
  • Miscellaneous Supplies: $1,000 to $5,000
  • Furniture and Furnishings: $2,500 to $10,000
  • Pre Opening Advertising: $1,00 to $3,000
  • Utility Deposits: $0 to $200
  • Licenses and Permits: $50 to $350
  • Professional Fees: $1,500 to $3,000
  • Insurance (3 Months): $375 to $1,250
  • Additional Funds (3 Months): $15,000 to $90,000

What Is the Franchise Fee for Seashore Academy?

The franchise fee required to open a Seashore Academy franchise is $55,000. Franchise owners are also required to pay an ongoing royalty fee of 8% and a 1% ad fee. 

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