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American Education Group

Founded Year



Unattributed VC | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$35M | 16 yrs ago

About American Education Group

American Education Group is a school management company that is building a national network of unique, specialized private schools serving students from pre-K through high school.

Headquarters Location

25 Ionia Avenue SW Suite 300

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503,

United States


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Latest American Education Group News

American Education Group Continues to Expand Network of Specialized College Prep Schools with.. -- SAN DIEGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ --

Jan 6, 2016

American Education Group Continues to Expand Network of Specialized College Prep Schools with... -- SAN DIEGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- American Education Group Continues to Expand Network of Specialized College Prep Schools with Acquisition of Fusion Academy SAN DIEGO , Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Private school owner American EducationGroup ( ) announced today the acquisition ofFusion Academy ( ), locatedin the suburbs of San Diego, Calif. With this acquisition, AEG continues itsrapid expansion of specialized college-prep schools dedicated to students withspecific needs, issues or interests. "We are excited to welcome Fusion Academy to our rapidly expanding stableof specialized college-prep schools," said Peter Ruppert , founder andpresident of American Education Group. "Fusion Academy's mission and visionalign well with our organization and our existing roster of schools. Thesuccess they've achieved since opening their doors will be invaluable to allof our schools as they each work collaboratively to achieve greater academicsuccess. Additionally, our interest in acquiring Fusion Academy was fueled byour desire to partner with the school's executive team and replicate theirsuccessful model in various markets across the country. " Located in and serving the entire San Diego County community,Fusion Academy is a private alternative school offering individualizedmentoring, teaching and custom-tailored programs for students in 6th - 12thgrade. Founded by Michelle Rose Gilman in 2001, Fusion Academy's personalizedone-to-one learning method is a state-of-the-art educational model thatinvolves tailoring teaching methods to the needs and interests of eachindividual student. Fusion Academy is dedicated to developing individualizedprograms for each child, to engage them in the learning process and tooptimize their learning potential and success. At Fusion Academy, each student is assigned a Lead Teacher: a mentor whoacts as a case manager/advocate for the student. The Lead Teacher isresponsible for assisting the student through the school experience. Allstudents have daily contact with their Leads at the conclusion of each schoolday, as they are required to complete all homework at school, and be signedout of school by their Leads before leaving campus. As part of its agreement with Fusion Academy, AEG has also acquired FusionLearning Center, a separate tutoring, mentoring, independent studies and testprep company started by Ms. Gilman to provide additional academic support tothe entire San Diego community. "Over the past 18 months, American Education Group has developed animpressive network of specialized college-prep schools across the country,"stated Ms. Gilman, who will stay on as president and continue to lead theschool. "Like Fusion Academy, AEG and its schools understand the importance offinding and encouraging those unique qualities in each student today in orderto allow those students to thrive and feel proud of their individualaccomplishments tomorrow. We look forward to sharing best practices with ourfellow AEG schools so that we can continue to offer our students aneducational experience second to none. " Fusion Academy is a comprehensive, accredited school for students ingrades 6-12. The school offers a full range of courses that meet all California high school graduation requirements, as well as classes that havebeen created specifically for its student population. The school is accreditedby WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges) and the courses meet the University of California Since its establishment in 2007 with a commitment of $40 million fromprivate equity firm Winona Capital Management, AEG has specifically targetedleading high-performing college-prep private schools offering customized,individualized and specialized academic programs. Moving forward, AEG willacquire additional schools that have unique opportunities to grow and areideal for replication in other markets. Presently, AEG is replicating itsTampa Day School ( ) model with the opening ofLexis Preparatory School ( ) in Arizona next summer. Along with Fusion Academy, AEG's current roster of private schoolsincludes Barnstable Academy ( ), LexisPreparatory School, Shreiner Academy ( ), Tampa DaySchool and Little Sprouts, Inc. ( ). SOURCE American Education Group

American Education Group Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was American Education Group founded?

    American Education Group was founded in 2007.

  • Where is American Education Group's headquarters?

    American Education Group's headquarters is located at 25 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids.

  • What is American Education Group's latest funding round?

    American Education Group's latest funding round is Unattributed VC.

  • How much did American Education Group raise?

    American Education Group raised a total of $35M.

  • Who are the investors of American Education Group?

    Investors of American Education Group include Chicago Growth Partners and Winona Capital Management.

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