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

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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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.

- Kristin E.

October 1st, 2018

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!

- Victoria G.

March 21st, 2019

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.

- Laura B.

March 22nd, 2019

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.

- Jonathan S.

October 16th, 2019

We recently moved our child from another Stepping Stone School, in preparation for the school year when he'll need before and after care. He has thrived at this location, becoming more engaged with reading and writing, he even asks us to do homework (pre-k worksheets). Drop offs are smooth, and he loves his teachers.

- Abra Z.

October 17th, 2019

My son and I love stepping stone! My son didn't start daycare until he was 2 and it was such a easy transition. He used to be shy and afraid to approach new people. He has really come out of his shell since starting here. He loves his teacher Nicky, when he sees her smiling face in the morning he is instantly ready to start his day. Nicky sends videos and pictures throughout the day and always has activities planned for the little ones. Jackie the principal is also very nice and understanding. She is on top of things in all classrooms. They have also been on top of my sons potty training. I highly recommend this location!

- Amanda H.

October 18th, 2019

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!

- L D.

October 21st, 2019

We have been with the Stepping Stone family for 4 years and couldn't be happier! We just moved our three girls to the Lakeline location because we've heard such fantastic things about Ms Samone "Pepperoni". Ms S. teaches the Pre-K class and we can see a huge difference in our daughter. She is excited to work on her homework each week, brings her favorite book to read to the class and has show and tell. We can really tell she is getting what she needs to be prepared for Kindergarten. Our two year olds are also doing great in their class. All of the teaching are super attentive and we can really tell they want to be there with the kids. We highly recommend Stepping Stone at Lakeline!

- Jenny M.

October 2nd, 2019

I highly recommend the Stepping Stone School ay the Hymeadow Location. Every single one of their staff is very friendly and helpful. My 5 year old son is currently going to this Daycare after Elementary School. He loves it there. He also attends Stepping School full days, when there's no school. Their program with the children is amazing. They provide field trips and other great activities. I trust every single on of their staff with my son. I can work worry free, because I know he is in good hands there. If you are looking for a daycare or before- and after school daycare I highly recommend them. My son is currently in Mr. Austen's class and he is loving it. They work hard and are always friendly and in a good mood. Every time you walk in there, you're greeted with a smile from every single one. They are only closed on major holidays, which is perfect with my work schedule.
Thank you for all the hard work you guys do. I appreciate you all.

- Angelique R.

November 13th, 2019