Vista Higher Learning, Inc. acquires Santillana USA...



Vista Higher Learning, Inc. acquires 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, MA, June 12, 2018.

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 USA 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. This 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 Canada.” 

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.