Stepping Stone School at Lakeline / Westwood

  • 12301 Hymeadow Dr
  • Austin, Texas 78750
  • (512) 331-4801
  • Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • 6 weeks through 13 years

Programs Offered

  • Infant - Early Childhood Developmental Nurturance Program (6 weeks – 18 months)
  • Toddler - Developmental Preschool Program (18 – 24 months)
  • Preschool - Developmental Preschool Program (2 to 3 years)
  • Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten Readiness Academy (3 – 4 years)
  • Advanced Pre-Kindergarten - Advanced Kindergarten Readiness Academy (4 – 5 years)
  • School-Age - Future Leaders and Innovators School-Age Program


  • Before School: Anderson Mill, Purple Sage Elementary Schools and Forest North
  • After School: Anderson Mill, Harmony School of Science, Forest North, Purple Sage and Spicewood Elementary Schools

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Welcome to the Stepping Stone School Lakeline / Westwood located at 12301 Hymeadow Drive in Northwest Austin conveniently located off the southbound frontage road of 183 with easy access to and from Lakeline Boulevard, Anderson Mill Road and HWY 620. Many major employers such as Charles Schwabb, Seton Hospital Northwest, Apple Computer, Flextronics, Texas Association of School Boards and Lakeline Mall are close by. The campus has an abundance of Heritage oak trees framing the front of the school and providing shade for all four age-appropriate playgrounds securely tucked behind the school.

A classroom dedicated to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum and activities is available for children three to twelve years old. The large atrium provides a place for family gatherings or for our enrichment programs which include Soccer Shots, Opus One Music, Flippers Gymnastics and Sports Adventure.

This campus offers our innovative program called The Atelier™ which is comprised of three areas of focus; the Creative Art Gallery, Character Role Models, and the Architecture Studio. The Atelier ™ is available for children ages 3 through 12 to foster their imagination and to take their learning to the next level. Learn more. We educate and care for children from 6 weeks to 13 years old and provide transportation for the following elementary schools: Anderson Mill, Forest North, Spicewood, Cypress, Deer Creek and Purple Sage.

We proudly serve families in the following and many other communities:

Adirondack, Angus Trail, Angus Valley, Arrowwood, Austin Hills, Balcones Oaks, Balcones Village, Balcones West, Balcones Woods, Barrington Oaks, Bend at the Villages of Spicewood, Bull Creek Ranch, Canyon Creek, Canyon Creek West, Canyon Ridge, Canyon Rim, Cat Mountain, Champion City Park, Champions Forest, Cherry Hill Park, Chimney Corners, Clayton's Crossing, Dorsett Oaks, Duval Springs, Forest Ridge, Four Points Centre, Gateway, Grandview Hills, High Vista, Highland Hills, Highland Oaks, Jester Point, Lakewood Park, Mesa Forest, Mesa Oaks, Mesa Park, Milwood, Mountain Ridge, North Crossing, Northview Hills, Northwest Balcones, Northwest Hills, Northwest Hills Ranch, Northwest Oaks, Oak Forest, Oaks of Jollyville, Painted Bunting, Palladio Point, Park at Duval, Point West of Westover Hills, Prominent Point, Quarry, Riata Crossing, Ribelin Ranch, Sette Tierra, Shadow Oaks, Sierra Oaks, Sonesta West, Spicewood Summit, Stillhouse Springs, Summit Oaks, The Arbor at Great Hills, The Bluffs of Great Hills, The Fairway at Great Hills, The Highlands at Oak Forest, The Meadows of Great Hills, The Parke, The Pavillion, Treetops, Twin Mesa, Valle Escondido, Valley Oaks, Vista North, Vista West,, Westover Hills, Windridge, Yucca Mountain

We are proud to be NAC Accredited!

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We continue to love and appreciate our time at Stepping Stone. It is so clear that the principal, Ms. Jacquie, and our son's teacher, Ms. Samone, love the kids. Our son loves his class and we appreciate how much everyone knows him and us. My biggest ask of school at this age is that our son is safe, kind, and had fun - all of these are taken care of here.

We have been going to Stepping Stone for almost 5 years and have been at Lakeline/ Westwood for almost 4 years. We value the staff and teachers and the hard work they put in everyday- protecting our children and helping them grow and learn. Ms Simone has been our oldest child's teacher for over a year now and she is amazing. She is a very creative, positive person and treats those children like her own. With the help of Ms Simone our child will be more than ready for kindergarten next year!

I feel the need to write some feedback for this campus of Stepping Stone because our 4 and 5 year old both attend school here. Our 2 children have had a marvelous experience at Stepping Stone. Our 5 year old is headed to kindergarten in the fall and Stepping Stone has been instrumental in preparing him. Our son loves Stepping Stone so much and last night when I put him to bed, he cried because he was sad that he would be leaving his favorite teacher, Ms. Samone. We are beyond thrilled that our daughter will be in Ms. Samone's class next year. What makes her such a special teacher is that not only does she do an amazing job at teaching the children what they need to know to advance to kindergarten, but she teaches them how to be good people. Her curriculum includes instruction on how to be kind and compassionate individuals and that is priceless, especially considering the current state of our country and the world. Yesterday, we attended our son's Pre-K graduation drive-by, and Stepping Stone really exceeded our expectations. They managed to make every child feel special and proud under circumstances that must have been very challenging (extremely hot weather and social distancing). The decision on what school to chose for your child is not one to be taken lightly. The decision will have a profound affect on whether or not your child receives a quality education. We did a lot of research before choosing Stepping Stone, and thankfully we might the right choice. I hope you do too.

We are so lucky to have found Stepping Stones at Lakeline for our twin boys who absolutely love their teachers. We have a special bond with the Principal, Jackie. We are so appreciative of the other teachers (Ruth, Rachel, and many others) who care so much about our children. They make our family feel special and welcome. The facilities are always clean. We love the pictures and daily updates they post, the arts and crafts, and education our boys receive. We can't imagine a better daycare for our little blessings.

Our son just marked his one year anniversary at Stepping Stone. We enrolled him based on the recommendations of several neighbors. They do a great job of communicating with parents, and we have been very happy with the curriculum - even starting in the infant room. The principals and teachers are fantastic. Our son runs in and hugs his teachers! He also loves the food, especially the cinnamon pancakes! Overall, this is a great school, and I would recommend it to friends and family.

Stepping Stone has been such a positive experience for my family. This was both of my boys first real experience with school. My 4 year old adjusted easily but my 2 year old had never been away from me and he struggled. He spent the first week very upset at drop off and at every transition, but the staff was very attentive to him and helped him through the adjustment. He is thriving now and having a wonderful experience. He is learning and socializing and growing and I appreciate the efforts they have made to make this a great memory for my family. We have been here 6 months now and both boys are still growing and learning and happy to be a part of their stepping stone family!

We continue to love and appreciate our time at Stepping Stone. It is so clear that the principal, Ms. Jacquie, and our son's teacher, Ms. Samone, love the kids. Our son loves his class and we appreciate how much everyone knows him and us. My biggest ask of school at this age is that our son is safe, kind, and had fun - all of these are taken care of here.

We have been at Stepping Stone for over a year now. Jackie and Mercedes are wonderful! They have gone through some tough transition times currently. And still have been amazing and done a great job caring for my daughter. The teachers are always polite. They always greet me and take time to talk to me. They genuinely care about my daughter and our family. And her well-being. My child is always excited to go to school. And happy when I pick her up. She always tells me her day was good. They are also very accommodating of my daughters food allergies. Most importantly. I do not worry about my daughter at all during the day. I know she is getting wonderful care.