Stepping Stone School at McNeil / Jollyville

  • 6616 McNeil Drive
  • Austin, TX 78729
  • (512) 258-9141
  • 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: Jollyville and Pond Springs Elementary Schools
  • After School: Jollyville, Live Oak and Pond Springs, Caraway, and Laurel Mountain Elementary Schools

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Welcome to the Stepping Stone School located at 6616 McNeil Drive in North Austin conveniently situated between 183 and Parmer Lane at the heart of Austin’s High-Tech sector. The property which was once a ranch is populated with multiple Heritage Oak trees which wrap their limbs around the school and nicely shade the large fun-filled playgrounds. The campus consists of a main building where children from the age of 6 weeks to 5 years old are cared for. A separate building on the west side of the property provides two large classrooms and private restrooms for school age children.

This is the first campus designed and built from the ground up by the Paver family. The design ensures the security and safety of the children at all levels. A large indoor gathering space or atrium is flanked by wings of classrooms. In the atrium we host holiday parties for our families and provide our enrichment programs which include Dance Discovery, Kung Fu Kids, Opus One Music, Flippers Gymnastics, Soccer Shots, and Sports Adventures. On the days it is either too wet, hot or cold to go outside the atrium serves as a dynamic indoor play space.

We educate and care for children from 6 weeks to 13 years old. We provide transportation for the following elementary schools: Jollyville, Live Oak, Pond Springs, Caraway and Laurel Mountain.

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, Enclave at the Villages of Spicewood, Forest Ridge, Four Points Centre, Gateway, Grandview Hills, High Vista, Highland Hills, Highland Oaks, Jester Point, Lakewood Park, Leffler Commercial, 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

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Our daughter has been at Stepping Stone School on McNeil for almost a year and we absolutely love it. Everyday when we drop her off she is excited and ready to start her day. She started in the infant room with Ms. Francis and Ms. Adrienne and they were fantastic! She is now in the toddler room and seems to really be excelling. The school is great at communicating with us through tadpoles and if there is ever anything specific going on they let us know immediately. We look forward to watching her grow and learn there in the years to come.

My son has been going to this school for the last 3 years, and it's been nothing short of amazing! Miss Cami (the principal) has been fantastic. She always addresses our questions promptly and professionally, while also being connected and involved in an empathetic way. Miss Melissa is our all time favorite teacher. She handles the pre-k class like a pro, and my son absolutely adores her! He has learned so much, and always talks about how much fun he has in her class. Cannot give this enough stars! If you're looking for child care that's friendly, fun, and education based... this is the one for you!

Stepping Stone has the experienced child care professionals that every parent seeks. This long standing organization has excellent training which results in staff that is rarely rattled by anything. They have been a steady hand with the Covid-19 concerns. They have thorough front door policies that keep distance, take temperatures and disinfect hands and shoes upon entry. Our 2-year old has been fine and I have been able to continue working as an essential government facility employee. Thank you Stepping Stone!

We've been sending our daughter to Stepping Stones School - McNeil for almost a year and have been thrilled with the experience! When we drop her off in the morning she runs up to the door of the school out of excitement! The teachers and staff are all sweet and it seems like every day our daughter comes home having learned something new. I'd recommend Stepping Stones - McNeil to anyone looking for an early education school for their children.

Stepping Stone McNeil has been a godsend for our family. The location and hours were our primary reasons for selecting the school initially, but we have been very happy with the teachers, the communication via the Tadpoles app, and the front office staff. One of my children has multiple food and environmental allergies and the school has been very conscientious about keeping him safe and keeping us informed about any concerns they have about him. During COVID, the school has remained open with many precautions taken, which was critical to my husband and I being able to continue working as essential workers. We are so grateful for Stepping Stone.