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Own A One River School Franchise

One River School of Art and Design has become the most innovative art franchise opportunity in America.

We built a proprietary approach for teaching art and design on top of a highly profitable business model.

And, you don’t have to be an art expert to do this! 

This is a ground-floor opportunity to make money, change your career and enhance the culture in your community.
That’s a compelling and powerful combination.


Our proven methods and thoughtful hands on training teach you how to market your business and grow / retain a motivated student base.

One River has become the most exciting place to work in the arts and this allows us to hire the most committed and brightest people to help build our schools.

We also produce art exhibitions that makes us the most compelling cultural business in the community. Our model is truly unique and is tapping into a huge void.

Matt Ross


When Matt Ross launched One River in the fall of 2012 in Englewood, NJ he was fresh off the experience of having built School of Rock into the largest chain of music schools in the world.

Matt shares some thoughts:

“We are at a crossroads in America.  People are looking for careers and investments with a purpose and I believe that we have built the most fundamentally sound and purely differentiated concept in the world.  I am thrilled to support, coach, guide, and mentor business partners around the country because we need to provide creative education everywhere that inspires people to learn, grow and think differently."

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One River School in Westport, CT,
Middletown, NJ, Port Jefferson, NY, and Woodbury, NY.

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Described by the New York Times as "developing the next generation of Basquiats and Warhols."
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