Corporate Profile

School Specialty is a leading provider of supplies, furniture, technology products, supplemental learning products (“instructional solutions”) and curriculum solutions to the education marketplace. The Company offers educators its own innovative and proprietary products and services, from basic school supplies to 21st century classroom designs to Science, Reading, Language and Math teaching materials, as well as planning and development tools. Through its nationwide distribution network, School Specialty provides its customers with access to a broad spectrum of other trusted, third-party brands across its business segments. This assortment strategy enables the Company to offer customers a range of products at the state, district and school levels. Primarily serving the preK-12th grade market, the Company has recently expanded its presence in non-traditional channels, such as e-commerce and retail.

Our Story

Founded in 1959, School Specialty is the leading provider of products and services to educators across the continent. Its comprehensive assortment contains school & office supplies, safety & security products, furniture, educational technology and supplemental learning curriculum made of up both internally-developed proprietary products and items from some of the most trusted third-party brands in the educational market. It uses over 70 subject matter experts and customized planning, development and project management tools to deliver this assortment as the 21st Century Safe School, a concept built on the knowledge that best-in-class school environments can aid the social and emotional development of children, improving their learning outcomes and making school districts better. School Specialty serves North America with a comprehensive network of distribution centers powered by field sales consultants, websites, and catalogs.

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission Statement:

To discover, develop and deliver innovative products, programs and services that help our customers create a better and more prepared tomorrow.

Vision Statement:

To create the leading customer focused innovation driven company, delivering numerous proprietary products, programs, and services across an expansive breadth that supports customers in education and other markets, to teach, assist and inspire those they serve. Team selling, operational excellence and customer service will drive the fulfillment of these solutions and create partnerships that reach beyond the scope of possibilities and strive for the extraordinary.


Do what is right.
Do your best.
Treat others with dignity and respect.

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