Scholastic is a global company in the truest sense of the word, with operations in 13 countries and exports to nearly every country in the world.
From book fairs in Mexico to The Magic School Bus in Malaysia, Scholastic's thriving international businesses have enjoyed steady growth since the Company first expanded outside of the United States and launched Scholastic Canada in 1957. Today, Scholastic is the undisputed world leader in bringing books and educational materials of the highest quality to children, and it does so in over 190 countries around the world.
Scholastic makes our global presence felt through many entities and channels, including wholly owned companies with original trade publishing, such as Scholastic Australia and the more recently established subsidiary of Asia, where leading edge educational products are being developed not only for the Asian region, but also the rest of the world. Scholastic brings books and software to millions of the world’s children via school-based book clubs and book fairs and through its growing network of English Language Learning Centers in China. In New York, an international sales force exports product developed for a global market, including English Language Teaching (ELT) materials, while the licensing of foreign-language rights to Scholastic books brings beloved characters - from Clifford to Geronimo Stilton and Captain Underpants - to life in more than 40 languages. The Company is also making inroads into the Arabic-speaking world, with product and training programs developed specifically for the markets of the Arabic region.
At a glance:
- Scholastic has approximately $2 billion in annual revenues
- We employ about 9,500 employees worldwide
- We’re the largest publisher and distributor of children's books in the world
- We’re a leader in educational technology and services and children's media
Through each of Scholastic’s divisions, literacy remains the cornerstone of all that we do. Because now more than ever, literacy – the ability to read, write and understand -- is a necessity, not only to succeed but to survive.
The corporate mission of Scholastic is to encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy, the cornerstone of all learning. With close to 100 years of experience supporting the learning lives of children, today Scholastic remains committed to providing quality, engaging educational content in digital and print formats for the next generation of learners, and the families and educators who guide them.
The Reading Bill of Rights
A Child's Right to Read
Today we live in a world full of digital information. Yet reading has never been more important, for we know that for young people the ability to read is the door opener to the 21st century: to hold a job, to understand their world, and to know themselves. That is why we are asking you to join our Global Literacy Call to Action. We call this campaign: “Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life.” We are asking parents, teachers, school and business leaders, and the general public to support their children’s right to read for a better life in the digital world of the 21st century.