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Our students, ranging from preschool through 12th grade, develop the skills that help them build upon each concept they learn. With individualized learning plans, motivation and practice, our center prepares students to become avid learners, encouraging success throughout their entire academic experience and beyond.


Josie’s Story


Josie is 10-years-old, studying three years above her grade level in the Kumon Program. In fact, she’s studying the same math material that her mom, who is an eighth grade teacher, teaches her students. Imagine that, a 10-year-old transforming equations, working with linear functions and simplifying monomials and polynomials. She’s well on her way to advanced algebraic expressions and she isn’t even in middle school yet.

One of the things that Josie likes most about Kumon is the fact that she’s studying above her grade level.

“Kumon gives me confidence because I know how strong of a student it has made me,” says Josie. “I know that I can do and learn anything if I do the work and practice daily. Kumon has taught me about the importance of focusing and to not be afraid of challenges, but to enjoy them and work through them because I know I can overcome anything.”

Josie embodies everything that Toru Kumon had in mind when he founded the Kumon Method. He felt that students would experience the true benefits of the Kumon Method if they acquired the study habits necessary for self-learning and advanced study.

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Darren B.'s Mom

Darren started Kumon at 4th grade.

"When he started, his English language skill was assessed as first grade level. After 2 1/2 years, he did not only improve, but also completed the Kumon Reading Program (12th grade level). He could have not done this without the incredible help of the Kumon Center staff. They make sure that the students understand the worksheets they are working on. They repeat to ensure mastery."

Madison Q.'s Mom

Madison started Kumon at 3rd Grade.

"After two years, I am incredibly happy that I made the decision to enroll her. My daughter has excelled both academically and socially. The staff has been very warm and caring. My daughter has improved in both Math and English studies to the point where she is now advanced. I highly recommend the Kumon Learning Center for your child. It is a wise investment for your child's future."

Alyssa P.'s Dad

Alyssa started Kumon at Kindergarten.

"My daughter first began Kumon when she did not even know how to read or write. She completed the Kumon Reading Program and is now advancing in Algebra at 5th grade. She is more than three grade levels above her current school grade in writing and math proficiency. Alyssa is very bright. We are grateful that my sister-in-law recommended Kumon to us."

Luke and Gracie's Mom

Luke and Gracie started Kumon at 3rd grade.

"Absolutely loved Kumon!" The Kumon process is incredible. The kids were given placement tests to see their strengths and where they needed help. The Kumon staff worked with my children and helped them grasp the math and reading concepts they needed. The commitment level of the Kumon Center is unparalleled. Kumon is a great way to give your child a head start or to help your child excel in school."

Emma A.'s Mom

Emma started Kumon at 1st grade.

"Emma was incredibly behind in reading, and now she is reading at her grade level. The Kumon Center is very organized and amazing. If you want your child to be at grade level, or ahead, I highly recommend this Kumon Center."

Santana G.'s Mom

Sanjana started Kumon at 2nd grade.

"This is a great place for learning Math and English. Sanjana improved at her school and she was recognized as a Math star student. I feel so excited and proud. The Kumon Center monitors the students closely and provides feedback often."

Samantha E.'s Mom

Samantha started Kumon at 6th grade.

"After one year, it was amazing to see her improvement in her Algebra class. The staff is very professional. The Kumon Program and staff are fantastic."

Andrew and Tyler's Dad

Andrew and Tyler started Kumon at three years old.

"I have two boys who have been attending Kumon for few years. They are reading years beyond their grade level. I can't wait until my sons get older and become great citizens."

Susmit D.'s Mom

Susmit started Kumon at Kindergarten.

"For over five years, my son continued to excel and accomplished incredible things. He completed the Kumon Reading Program. He will start learning Algebra 2 in few months. I am grateful to the Kumon Program and center's staff for their guidance and close supervision."

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