School Zone Publishing: Nourishing Young Minds

Almost 40 years ago, long-time educators James Hoffman, Ed.D., and his wife Joan Hoffman, M.A., began a retail supply outlet for teachers, then soon identified a need for at-home learning materials to help parents support and supplement their children’s classroom instruction. School Zone Publishing fast emerged as the market leader in workbooks and flash cards for preschoolers through sixth graders.

That legacy continues to grow. With research-based content, designed by educators and delivered across multiple learning platforms, School Zone connects with kids “where they are.” Software and downloads, workbooks and flash cards—all are crafted through a child’s eyes, while integrating parent/teacher standards of precision and accountability. In every detail, innovation meets imagination and timeless tradition. In that same spirit, the company both embodies success and embraces possibility. For example, a School Zone app was part of Apple’s first-generation iPad debut in 2010. In 2013, School Zone introduced the first in its new flagship Little Scholar® product line—educational tablets for kids—which eventually included the “mini,” a tablet ideal for smaller hands yet preloaded with 70+ apps, eBooks, songs, videos, and more. In 2016 the company launched, an online learning destination packed with entertaining educational activities for kids ages 2 to 8.

School Zone remains family-owned, focused on excellence, responsive to customers, alert to emerging technology, and committed to community. We continually update our products with new features and content, reflective of changing standards, evolving teaching methods, and overall best practices. As just one example, we update our workbook curriculum on an as-needed basis to address changing standards such as those presented by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and Common Core.

We work hard, and so do our products, including flash card sets that often double as games. Many workbooks have perforated pages to take along as individual worksheets anywhere, any time. They are also recyclable, largely made in the U.S., and printed using soy-based ink. Friendly for customers and the environment. These are just a few ways School Zone packs value—and our company’s values—into everything we offer.

Our customers’ satisfaction is so important we offer a money-back guarantee. We think you’ll see why. We thank you for visiting us online, and we invite you to explore our products and to share your experiences.