Education is everything to Hao and Lisa Lam, founders of Best in Class Education Center. With nothing but the clothes on their back, the Lams sought salvation from an oppressive Vietnam in hopes of a better future. With hard work, dedication, and an immense passion for contributing to their community, the Lams found an inspiring future in education.
The founder and CEO of Best in Class Education Center, Hao Lam, fled Vietnam’s Communist government in the late 1980s. One of tens of thousands of “boat people” to attempt this daring grasp at freedom, Hao first met his wife Lisa on the very escape that allowed them the opportunity at a new life in North America. With their destinations previously established, they were bound to different sides of the continent; however, by continuing to be friends and supporting each other to pursue their dreams, they eventually found a place to be together in Seattle, Washington, where Best in Class Education Center was born.
On his quest to finding his calling, Hao embarked on many opportunities and worked tirelessly to put himself through school at the University of British Columbia, where he graduated at the top of his class with a BA in Mathematics. During that time, he tutored classmates through complex coursework and difficult exams—and that’s when a spark ignited. Hao knew that educating others was his ultimate passion in life.
In 1995, Hao and Lisa Lam opened their first BrainChild Education Center in Seattle. They quickly realized the demand was there—students needed more preparation than what they were receiving at school. Soon, the one original center in Seattle grew to ten company-owned education centers in the Seattle region over a course of 23 years.
Demand was so great that in 2010 they began offering franchise opportunities all across America. In 2011, the Lams acquired the BrainChild brand as sole proprietors and renamed it Best in Class Education Center, and the rest is positive, inspiring history in the making.
Currently, Best in Class Education Center is expanding across the nation and growing rapidly with 55+ centers in 14 states across the country. We want you to be a part of this inspiring and motivational future!
Join a Franchise That Makes a Difference
Are you ready to open the doors to opportunity, financial freedom, and happiness in your career? Then you should think about becoming a franchisee with Best in Class Education Center today!
If you have a passion for education and a real desire to invest in your community, owning a Best in Class Education Center may be the door to your future. There are many ways you will find happiness and contentment as an active Best in Class Franchise Owner. Seeing those first curious students fill up your facility, working with the talented educators on your staff, and growing your business as the schools and parents in your community learn about the valuable services you offer are just a few of the ways you will find satisfaction and fulfillment in your life.
The Best in Class management and instructional teams are composed of passionate and dedicated individuals who share our mission to help students achieve their personal best. Our educators strive to help students improve more than just their grades and test scores: they are dedicated to encouraging students to develop critical thinking and analytical skills that will prepare them for a lifetime of learning.
Just as we are committed to our students, we are also committed to our partners in education.
Our Franchise Owners
At Best in Class Education Center, it takes a special individual to take on the role of shaping the young minds of our world. These individuals express Best in Class' core values of being positive- minded human beings who are passionate and energetic about education, tutoring, and running a business. Our franchisees are adaptable, collaborative, and efficient in getting the job done effectively and seeing results. If you possess these qualities, then you should look into starting a franchise with us today!