Welcome from Dick Robinson

The name "Scholastic" evokes warm memories from those who treasured their childhood experiences with us and trust among those who depend on us for quality materials today. For more than 90 years, we've been delivering outstanding books, magazines and educational programs directly to schools and families through channels that have become childhood traditions—Scholastic Book Fairs, monthly Reading Club flyers, and Scholastic News classroom magazines. Today, we're in more than 90% of schools in the U.S., and our partnership with educators is something we cherish. More than half of the teachers in the U.S. have an active account with Scholastic, tapping into free offerings like our teaching resources, Scholastic.com activities and lesson plans, and ordering through Club Ordering Online, The Teacher Store Online and The Scholastic Store Online.

Scholastic is also recognized for our beloved characters and series. Clifford the Big Red Dog®, The Magic School Bus®, Goosebumps®, Harry Potter®, I SPY™, and The Hunger Games are all Scholastic favorites that have helped inspire a love of literacy and learning in children throughout the world, delivered to kids and families where they live and play through print, audio, television, film and digital applications.

The world has changed immensely since Scholastic was established in 1920, and yet the customers we serve still have the same needs: quality, affordable books and entertaining and engaging educational materials and media to help children learn to read and love to learn. Today, we're proud to carry on our long tradition of meeting our customers’ needs in both print and digital formats. Our teacher, parent and child customers remain at the heart of everything we do. We base our product development on expert research, and we measure our success by gathering constant feedback from our teacher and principal advisory panels, our field teams working with school leaders across the country, and from the parents, teachers and students we serve.

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
  • We have a global reach, serving customers in 45 languages and more than 150 countries

Through each of Scholastic’s divisions, from book publishing and distribution to media, from educational technology to classroom magazines, 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 also to survive.


The corporate mission of Scholastic is to encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy.

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Son of founder M.R. Robinson, Dick Robinson joined Scholastic in 1962.

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