Own Your Own Challenge Island Franchise
The Rewards And Opportunities Are Endless

Created by an Award Winning Teacher, Author and Internationally Acclaimed Parenting Expert

Fast-Growing, Award-Winning, Well-Proven Franchise Model with over 80 Locations in 26 States and 4 Countries

Our Comprehensive, Cutting Edge Curriculum is Fully Aligned with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

An Exciting, Home-Based, Family Friendly Business with Flexible Hours and Multiple Profit Centers


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WHO is Challenge Island? Feel The Power of our Owners Tribe

WHY Challenge Island? Hear Our Owner’s Explain the Magic and Mission of the Challenge Island Experience

WHAT is Challenge Island?  Learn More About the World’s Most Popular STEM/STEAM Franchise.

Challenge Island® is a Franchise 500 Ranked International educational enrichment program with 80 locations in the USA and Worldwide. Founded by award-winning educator, author, and parenting/education journalist Sharon Duke Estroff, Challenge Island® is grounded in cutting edge educational thought and at the forefront of S.T.E.A.M. Education and 21st Century Learning.

Wrapped in whimsical trimmings (headbands, facepaint, and the beat of the tribal drum), the Challenge Island program features an unmistakable spirit and flair. A sense of anticipation fills the air as tribes of kids enter new worlds of adventure and imagination through Challenge Island afterschool classes, in-school field trips, camps, birthday parties, family fun nights and much more.


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Ranked #307 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 2019

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Fastest Growing Franchise 2019

Ranked #428 on Entrepreneur Magazines’s Franchise 500 2018

One of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Best Franchises Under 50K

Parents Picks Award 2018

Franchise of the Year Silver Award – Franchise Brokers Association

Watch Our Challenge Island – Greater Annapolis/Eastern Shore Owner, Kelly Maring,  share what happens when engineering meets imagination!

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This franchise represents everything I loved about being a teacher! Project-based, creativity, teamwork, critical thinking, student-driven activities,...

Leslie Thibodaux, Marietta


The Challenge Island Franchise is a family environment and feel so fortunate to be a part of this incredible "tribe". The corporate team is amazingly...

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One of my favorite things about this franchise is how supportive everyone is. I really feel fortunate to have found this wonderful tribe of people. Ch...

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Owning a Challenge Island franchise has been an exciting adventure. I am a teacher by trade and the programs, lessons, and curriculum are written with...

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My kids love Challenge Island. They always have so much fun they don't even realize that they are learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art...

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