School of Rock Recognized as Top Child Enrichment Brand in Entrepreneur’s 41st Annual Franchise 500
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School of Rock Recognized as Top Child Enrichment Brand in Entrepreneur’s 41st Annual Franchise 500

January 23, 2020 // // CANTON, Mass. - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, was recently ranked number 219 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, with the brand claiming the top ranking in the child enrichment category.

Over its 41 years in existence, the Franchise 500 has become a competitive measure for franchisors as well as a primary research tool for potential franchisees. School of Rock’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

“Inclusion in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking as the top child enrichment brand is an honor and validates the School of Rock family’s tireless work,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “This is an incredibly exciting time to be part of School of Rock as we continue to expand across the globe and fulfill our mission to enrich lives through music.”

The key factors that go into the evaluation for the Franchise 500 ranking include franchise costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500 in ranking order.

"The 500 companies on this list all have something in common: They understand what consumers want now,” says Entrepreneur editor-in-chief Jason Feifer. “They may be an upstart in a brand-new category, or they may be a brand that’s ranked highly on our list for decades. But either way, making our list means they’re forward-thinking, nimble, and closely in touch with their customers’ needs—because in an ever-changing business environment, that’s what a franchise must do to thrive."

To view School of Rock in the full Entrepreneur Franchise 500 ranking, visit The full list can also be viewed in the January/February 2020 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands as of January 14th.

School of Rock provides students of all ages an exciting and engaging learning environment for taking guitar lessons, drum lessons, bass lessons, keyboard lessons, and singing lessons. Drawing from all styles of rock and roll, School of Rock students learn theory and techniques via songs from legendary artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Frank Zappa. Thanks to the school's performance-based approach, students around the world have gained superior instrumental skills and confidence on the big stage, with some moving on to record deals and larger platforms such as American Idol, The Voice and Broadway.

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About School of Rock

School of Rock helps aspiring musicians master skills, unleash creativity, and develop tools they need to thrive in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1998, School of Rock has become a rapidly growing international franchise with over 300 schools open and in development across nine global markets. Since 2009, School of Rock has grown student count from 4,000 to over 35,000. School of Rock offers a wide variety of music lessons, including guitar lessons, singing lessons and piano lessons.

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For more information on School of Rock visit or call 866-695-5515.

Media Contact:

Sarah Lofdahl
BizCom Associates
(318) 617-0362

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