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School of Rock Recognized In Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®

School of Rock was recognized as one of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, with the brand claiming the top ranking in the children’s enrichment category, for the third year in a row.

Over its 44 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and 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.

"We are honored to be recognized in the 2023 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 and ranked number one in the children’s enrichment category for the third year. This achievement is a tribute to the dedication and experience of our franchise partners and school teams," said Rob Price, the CEO of School of Rock. "Our mission is to inspire the next generation of artists by providing them with a solid foundation in music education and unmatched performance opportunities. We plan to reach new milestones in 2023 and develop the next generation of creators.”

"This achievement is a tribute to the dedication and experience of our franchise partners and school teams." - Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock

In Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s 44-year-old ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The editorial team researches and assesses several factors that go into the evaluation including 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 past year underscores the extraordinary opportunities that the franchise industry presents for entrepreneurs of all levels," says Entrepreneur editor-in-chief Jason Feifer. "The companies named to our 44th annual Franchise 500 list represent some of the most innovative, creative, and trusted brands across many industries and highlight what it takes to build the kind of momentum that drives long-lasting success."

To view School of Rock in the full ranking, visit Entrepreneur’s website. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2023 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands on January 17th.


School of Rock's concept is more potent than traditional music programs, combining private lessons powered by the patented School of Rock Method with weekly ensemble practices. Students learn theory, practice, and life skills through intensive, but fun preparation for live shows in real venues. Group learning teaches both technical and soft skills and this revolutionary approach increases retention, results and brand consideration. The program serves children as young as four years old through grandparents who want to release their inner rock star. This core program, combined with camps, workshops, global touring opportunities and other special events is helping us build the largest community of music creators in the world.

School of Rock understands what it takes to succeed and has a proven track record going back to the mid-’90s. Over the years, it has developed the techniques, the business processes, and the franchisee-centric culture that provides franchisees a blueprint for their own success. It is excited and passionate about its current international growth and future potential. The criteria is simple; if there is a love of Rock music and a desire to learn in a group format, then there is potential for School of Rock.

School of Rock is searching for well-qualified candidates interested in acquiring the master franchise rights for their countries. Whether it be the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Japan, Korea or Singapore, among others, there is an opportunity to bring the most revolutionary music education school in the world home to your country.

Visit our franchising opportunities to learn more about School of Rock franchise opportunities.

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