Vista Higher Learning, Inc. Acquires the Assets and Operations of SANTILLANA USA, Creating the Only Specialized Pre-K – 20 World Language Publisher in the United States

The company announces major new strategic partnership with SANTILLANA
for U.S. and Canadian markets

  • The agreement makes Vista Higher Learning (VHL) the only world
    language publisher specialized in preschool, primary, and secondary,
    and post-secondary levels in the U.S. and Canadian markets.
  • With this strategic agreement, VHL will distribute SANTILLANA’s
    portfolio of learning projects in the U.S. and Canada.
  • SANTILLANA will focus entirely on the development and expansion in
    Latin America and Spain of new educational projects with a high degree
    of pedagogical transformation and technological innovation.

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vista Higher Learning, Inc. (VHL)
the leading educational publisher of world language products in the
United States, has announced an agreement with the PRISA
education subsidiary SANTILLANA, the
main educational company of content and services in Latin America and
Spain, for the acquisition of SANTILLANA USA’s operations. SANTILLANA
is a leading company for the learning of Spanish at all
levels in the U.S. market.

This new strategic partnership will significantly increase the impact
and scope of language learning by combining the experience and expertise
of both companies. The agreement sees Vista Higher Learning take over
the distribution of SANTILLANA’s educational portfolio in the United
States and Canada. It does not include the businesses of SANTILLANA USA
in Puerto Rico, which will remain within the perimeter of SANTILLANA.

“SANTILLANA is a perfect partner for us,” said José Blanco, founder and
creative director of Vista Higher Learning. “The acquisition of
SANTILLANA USA greatly enhances our mission to raise the teaching and
learning of world languages to a higher level across the U.S. and

The CEO of SANTILLANA, Miguel Ángel Cayuela, stated, “We are very
satisfied with the agreement we’ve reached with Vista Higher Learning,
with whom we share experience and a commitment to language learning in
the U.S. educational community. Moving forward, our users will enjoy
access to a wider range of cutting-edge products and services. Meanwhile
at SANTILLANA, we will be focusing even more on market growth in Latin
America and Spain.”

Vista Higher Learning is the leading language-learning publisher in the
U.S. market for higher education, with a strong presence in the
secondary education market. With the addition of SANTILLANA USA’s
product portfolio, VHL expands its solutions for Spanish-language
learning to both private and public preschool learning centers, as well
as bilingual literacy programs for primary and secondary schools. VHL
will immediately be offering educators a variety of learning resources
from SANTILLANA USA, including language programs, as well as hundreds of
award-winning titles in Spanish for children and young adults by authors
from the U.S. and across the Spanish-speaking world.

About Vista Higher Learning

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Vista Higher Learning, Inc. was founded
in 2000 as a specialized publisher focused exclusively on world
languages. Since that time, VHL has become the market leader for
language learning solutions for Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Since its inception, Vista Higher Learning has been dedicated to
developing highly engaging and authentic learning materials and
integrating them with the latest in instructional technology. To learn
more about Vista Higher Learning’s mission and products, visit


Based in Miami, Florida, SANTILLANA USA has been serving the educational
community of the United States for almost forty-five years, offering a
full range of preschool, primary, and secondary-level resources in
Spanish, including instructional material for Spanish language and
literature, language titles and reference materials, as well as
customized professional development solutions. SANTILLANA USA has until
now been part of SANTILLANA, a leading company in the creation of
educational content and services in Spain and Latin America, with a
presence in 22 countries.


SANTILLANA is Spain and Latin America’s leading educational company,
with an international presence in the Spanish and Portuguese
language-markets. Its broad portfolio includes educational projects and
services aimed at Early Learning, Primary, Secondary, Baccalaureate and
Vocational Training levels. It is committed to innovation in learning
and seeks to improve the learning experience and optimize outcomes by
providing schools, teachers and students with a fully comprehensive
service that embraces technology, training and assessment. The goal is
to train students in the necessary skills and competencies for success
in their adult lives.


Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
Susan Blumenthal, 617-728-9336
Kathy Jimenez, 305-591-9522, Ext. 247