Corporate Philosophy

Kids love us, parents trust us, teachers depend on us...

With more than 80 years in children's publishing, Scholastic's philosophy remains: every child deserves the opportunity to learn to read and develop a love of reading for a lifetime. The fundamentals of literacy are the building blocks of all education with technology providing an expanding array of communications options.

At Scholastic, we put our commitment to literacy into practice every day. From the traditional disciplines of book and magazine publishing, to the leading edge of software applications and the Internet, Scholastic has created an integrated approach to learning that provides children with an enjoyable, and stimulating, way of cultivating reading skills. Throughout its history, Scholastic has been reaching millions of parents, teachers, and children through education and entertainment. Scholastic's high credibility among its customers indicates the success of its customer focus strategy.

Scholastic is committed to being the category leader in existing businesses and intends to take advantage of technological advances to expand its market dominance.

The work environment at Scholastic is a reflection of our energetic dedication to the challenges and opportunities held by the future. Our New York City world headquarters combines state-of-the-art design and functionality to give employees the work arena needed to keep Scholastic a leader in children's publishing, entertainment, education, and technology throughout the 21st century and beyond.

At our National Service Organization in Jefferson City, Missouri, a one million square foot facility uses modern warehousing and shipping techniques to ensure Scholastic's products are efficiently delivered into hands of eager, curious, and engaged children the world over.

Scholastic's commitment to equal opportunity is reflected by its dedication to equal opportunity in the workplace. Since Scholastic can attribute its success to the fact that its products cater to a diverse population, we represent this diversity in the materials we create, in the service we provide, in our personnel policies, and in our relations with one another. Equal opportunity is a practice and belief both ethically right for us as individuals and as part of our business philosophy.

Scholastic has consistently ranked in the top 3 companies for executive women, according to Working Woman's annual ranking, sponsored by the National Association of Female Executives which is the largest women's professional association in the country.

Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap, citizen status, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran. Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, dismissals, company-sponsored training, and social and recreation programs) are administered without discrimination.