We are creating a world where everyone can advance through the doorway of literacy

Good things happen when teachers, education advocates, and technologists join together for a massively transformative purpose


to the books students want to read and teachers want to teach


through personalized libraries and
adaptive assessments


with real-time data that fosters a
growth mindset


students, classrooms, and school
districts exceeding literacy goals

One in nine adult Americans struggle with employment outcomes as well as personal and social well-being – all because of low literacy skills. LightSail is dedicated to turning students into readers who will become engaged global citizens in the 21st Century.

So, in 2012 we got a group of the brightest minds in education together to create the world’s best literacy solution. We knew a few key things from our experience in the classroom:

    • Students grow faster when engaged and challenged by an abundance of just right texts

    • Students are motivated by understanding their own progress data

    • Educators can do more with better progress monitoring

So we set to work crafting, testing, and perfecting the reading experience we wish we had in our own schools.

Today we are advancing literacy in schools all across the US, serving hundreds of thousands of students across nearly 500 districts.

Awards & Reviews
Common Sense Graphite
5-Star Review
SIIA Ed Business Forum
Most Likely to Succeed
CODiE Award
SIIA Ed Business Forum
Educators' Choice
Tech & Learning
Best of ISTE
Bill Gates Personal Blog
Breakthrough Tool for Teachers
Gates Literacy Courseware Challenge
Highest Honors
Winner, Reading and Language Arts
ASU+GSV Summit
Winner, ROE VentureEd Award
EdSurge & Digital Promise DILAs
Winner, Mindful Data
Common Sense Media
Five-Star Review for 2015 & 2016 school years
Winner 2013
Common Sense Media
Top Picks, Back to School 2014
District Administration
Reader's Choice Top 100 Product, 2014
10 Companies Revolutionizing Entrepreneurship
Edsurge and digital promise dilas
2014 Winner, Mindful Data
What’s happening at LightSail
EDUCATION DIVE: LightSail Expands Its Digital Literacy Platform

LightSail announced it is continuing its global expansion by providing its digital reading platform to tens of thousands of students in Mexico and Guatemala. Starting this year, LightSail will be available to 10,000 students, growing to 100,000 students by the end of 2018 through a distribution agreement with Knotion, a digital learning platform taking best-in-class software […]

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION: Partnership builds student literacy

District Administration highlights a new partnership between Antares Reading and LightSail Education. Antares’ nonfiction texts are now exclusively available on LightSail’s digital reading platform aimed specifically at young readers, grades K-6. Antares Reading texts are written across multiple Lexile bands for continuous scaffolded growth with informational content to allow students to make connections between their everyday […]

THE Journal: Digital Literacy Platform to Add 850 Digital Books

LightSail’s partnership with Antares Reading was featured by THE Journal in a recent article, announcing the addition of 850 new K-6 texts to LightSail’s digital platform.  They books created to fill the need for more high-quality, nonfiction texts and are available exclusively on LightSail’s adaptive reading platform with assessments embedded within each one. They cover a variety of subjects, from ecosystems to biological […]

Lightsail is accelerating literacy across the country

Learn more about how other districts are using the LightSail formula to help schools and teachers offer truly differentiated literacy programs that create students who love to read.