Our commitment to education

Since 1986, our mission has remained the same: To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds worldwide.

We believe everyone can be a successful learner, and we believe empowering teachers is integral to school success.

We are a company founded by parents, upheld by teachers, and enriched by scientists who all know that learning is a growth process: a continual journey from year to year and for a lifetime. Every student should have the chance to reach his or her full potential.

Our story

Renaissance was created in 1986 in Judi and Terry Paul’s home in Wisconsin, USA. Then and now, we believe more than anything that teachers shape student outcomes. They are catalysts of every learning experience, creators of ‘lightbulb moments’, engineers of open minds, and master curators of the curriculum.

Our founders aimed to enable dynamic practice through a new digital platform, and we continue that tradition today. Like teachers, we are problem solvers in the service of learning. For us, innovation is rooted in purpose: to provide relevant, responsive solutions for teachers and their students.


GL Assessment and Renaissance

GL Assessment, a leading provider of assessments for schools, is now part of Renaissance. Together, we are combining our expertise to ensure all your assessment, teaching, practice and data needs are met.

What our collegaues have to say

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We are global

We’re proud to support teachers and students in the UK and around the world. We opened our first international office in the United Kingdom in 1999. Today, our products are used to accelerate learning in more than 100 countries across six continents.



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