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The What, Why, and How of K12 Platforms

K12 platforms are networks of schools under one ownership, operating at different price points with diverse strategies. They ensure benefits for both investors and schools. For investors, they are recession-proof with strong margins and favorable working capital dynamics. For schools, they offer cost synergies, improved finances for talent and technology investment, and shared best practices.

These platforms tailor expansion and branding strategies based on regions, audiences, and offerings. Operating models can be centralized or decentralized, depending on factors like scale and management quality. K12 platforms require patient capital due to the long gestation period, often sourced from family offices, sovereign wealth funds, and private equity.

Read our latest report on K12 Platforms to understand what they are, why they matter, and how they work —Click here for the full report.