YOUR NEXT STEPS
1) Request Information
During our first contact (a pre-qualification call), we will provide you with a quick overview of School of Rock franchising opportunities and talk about requirements, costs, and the viability/availability of the territory you are interested in.
For candidates who are financially qualified and interested in an available territory, we will schedule a call with a Director of Franchise Development who will guide you through the next steps.
2) Candidate Interviews
You will talk to our Director of Franchise Development about your qualifications, background, expectations and territory as well as our business model. Feel free to ask questions, share your past work experiences and speak about your motivation to pursue opening your own School of Rock with our extremely knowledgeable franchising staff.
3) “Franchise Disclosure Document” (FDD) Review
After a few calls with a Franchise Director, we will share the official Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with you. The FDD is a legal document presented to prospective franchisees with information about the School of Rock franchise system, how we work as a franchisor and details on the business model so you can make an informed decision about your investment. The Franchise Director will review the FDD with you and, after you acknowledge receipt of the FDD in writing, you will move on into the due diligence process.
4) Program Review / Due Diligence
After reviewing the FDD, it’s the moment to discuss details regarding financing, funding options, real estate and outreach. Due Diligence also includes site visits, validation calls with current franchisees, interviews with our executives and preparation of your business plan for presentation to your lender.
5) Opening Act
Opening Act (also known in franchising as Discovery Day) is an event where you will have the chance to meet with our Leadership Team, dive into the School of Rock mission, speak about your goals and visit local schools. It’s an essential (and typically final) step of your decision making process to decide if a School of Rock franchising opportunity is right for you. It also provides us an opportunity to determine your eligibility to acquire the franchise rights.
6) Final Approval / Execution of Franchise Agreement
Our Leadership Team will finish its evaluation and, if they extend an offer to award you a franchise, you will sign a Franchise Agreement and pay the franchise fee.
7) Start Your Franchise
After signing the Franchise Agreement and paying the franchise fee, you will be onboarded and welcomed to the School of Rock family! Our New School Openings team will schedule weekly calls with you to discuss all of the steps needed to open your location and will guide you every step of the way.
Starting Your School
Build Your Location
Choosing the right location is essential for the success of your business. In case you need commercial real estate help, we have a partner that can assist you. Our team will also help evaluate your options so that we can find an acceptable space with good visibility and demographics.
Our New School Openings team will share our design guidelines and also support you during the construction period so that you are compliant to our brand standards. You will also receive a list of vendors who can offer you exclusively discounted deals on gear.
Train Your Team
At an appropriate time after your signing, we will schedule your Management Training. You will spend a week in one of our offices to learn about curriculum, staffing, safety, IT systems and marketing while also meeting with other owners and managers.
The training is designed not only to provide you with valuable content to support your business, but also give you a great networking opportunity with the large School of Rock community.
Open Your School of Rock!
It’s time to rock and roll and cut the ribbon! Our support team will help you both during your first steps and throughout the operation of your school. We are constantly working to keep open communication with our franchisees in order to assist our community, learn from your experiences and encourage the sharing of knowledge so that we can all grow stronger and keep transforming lives together.
Now that’s all said and done, we hope to hear from you soon! Join us, and become a School of Rock owner. Let’s boost kid’s lives through music together.
Request Franchise Information
You can call us 877-556-6184 to learn more about your School of Rock franchise opportunity, or fill out the form on this page to download our Executive Summary, which includes more in-depth information on our business model and the franchising process.