Rainbow Station signs first franchise partner in China
Rainbow Station schools has signed its first franchise partner in China, the Glen Allen-based company announced this week. Yuanbiao Song, of Shenzhen Yuanhengjia Education Co. Ltd., plans to open six Rainbow Station schools in China by the end of 2016.
The school plans to grow quickly abroad through franchises, with a goal of opening 110 Rainbow Station schools in China over the next five years. (China is already home to two company-owned Rainbow Stations.) A school in Indonesia, originally slated to open last August, is also in the pipeline. In the U.S., Rainbow Station offerings include nursery, preschool, kindergarten and after-school programs.
Song is aiming to open three Rainbow Stations in China this year and three in 2016. In the last decade, Song has opened 12 kindergartens, two primary schools and a high school in China.
“Rainbow Station provides a tremendous opportunity for Chinese children, and its program is a valuable asset to the international education system as a whole,” Song said in a statement. “I look forward to providing an early education learning experience of the highest standard that will enable the children of China to be successful and competitive in the 21st century.”
Rainbow Station has 10 locations in the U.S., including franchises in Virginia, North Carolina and Texas.