About us

Believing in the promise of K-12 digital transformation for more than 30 years

The founding Edsby team has been building award-winning software for K-12 since 1989. That’s more than 30 years.

Company founders include the original architects of FirstClass®, a messaging and collaboration product used by millions of students and teachers around the world and credited as one of the earliest learning management systems.

The company’s close relationships with education customers over three decades have given it insights into problems faced by teachers, students, parents and administrators. This gave the team inspiration in 2010, with Edsby, to create a completely new all-in-one LMS for K-12, based on latest technology.

Our values

Educators, parents and students in K-12 have unique needs that aren’t being met by other learning platforms. Since 2010, we’ve been on a mission to improve K-12 teaching and learning around the world with next generation technologies and iron-clad student data stewardship. Because when it comes to improving K-12 learner outcomes, we believe teachers, administrators and families deserve better… and deserve more.

We build big things the right way

We have a track record of building scalable, reliable systems that work for everything from a small private school to entire countries with millions of students and teachers. We believe in active participation in our industry, and are members of trade groups like the Digital Learning AllianceIMS Global and the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). We’re signatories to the FPF and SIIA’s Student Privacy Pledge and InnovateEDU’s Project Unicorn data interoperability pledge, and are members of the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC). Our management of information is ISO 27001 certified. And our data practices are evaluated by third parties like Common Sense Media’s Privacy Program.

Just who IS Edsby, anyway?

About Edsby

Intergalactic. Interspecies. The cheeky young time-travelling progeny of an Andorian and a colorful industrial metalworker, Edsby had a famous paternal grandfather and grandmother. The identities of their maternal grandparents have been lost to intergalactic lore. A distant cousin is in telecom. Another is in entertainment. Edsby is here to help our planet improve its teaching effectiveness. A favorite pastime is travel.

I don’t have to call to report my child absent. I can do that the night before or anytime through Edsby.
Thayanithy Sivapathasutharam, Parent / York Region District School Board, 125,000 students and their parents on Edsby