Your guide to private schools in the Lake Travis-Westlake area


Parents who choose to not send their children to a public school have a variety of other education options in the Lake Travis-Westlake area. This guide includes a list of private school options as well as information to help parents make the best decision for their children.

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International School of Texas is undergoing some changes that should be complete in about a year and a half.

Plans for the private school on Hudson Bend Road include several amenities and educational enhancements.

“We have about $3 million that has been donated from the school community,” said Bethani Emery, International School of Texas director of admissions. “We’re still in the planning phases, but we’ll be definitely building a third building and enhancing the existing facility with renovations.”

The total makeover includes a new gym, assembly space and a dining hall as well as new classrooms.

Emery said the plan is to have all of the renovations and additions ready for students by the 2020-21 school year.

“Really, the school community kind of came together, and donations were coming to us at the beginning of the summer, and then, just like that we got $3 million,” Emery said. “So we’re pretty fortunate for our community to really embrace what we’re trying to do.”

4402 Hudson Bend Road

Austin • 512-351-3403

Grades: 2 years–middle school

Enrollment: 125

Extracurricular activities:

Art, Choir, Private Music Lessons, Drill Team, Cheerleading, Soccer, Robotics, Yearbook & Photography, Math Club, Theater, Outdoor Education, Mandarin & Spanish Language Instruction

Tuition: $18,000-$19,000 annually

Bee Cave

Lake Hills Montessori Bee Cave

Grades: 18 months-kindergarten

Enrollment: 120

Extracurricular activities: art, music, science, Spanish, storytelling, yoga,

Tuition: $900-$1,300 monthly

3930 S. RR 620, Austin • 512-263-5585

Montessori School of the Epiphany

Grades: 2 1/2 years-first grade

Enrollment: 22

Extracurricular activities: The Atrium, a faith-based program; yoga twice a month

Tuition: $560-$805 monthly, $350 annual supply fee

13709 W. Hwy. 71, Bee Cave • 512-263-8050

The Prep School of Bee Cave

Grades: infant through kindergarten and after school for elementary students through fifth grade

Enrollment: undisclosed

Extracurricular activities: technology room, Spanish, yoga, dance programs, sports programs, piano programs, splash pad, multipurpose room

Tuition: inquire with school for rates

14001 Bee Cave Parkway, Bldg. A, Bee Cave 512-790-7737

Primrose School of Bee Cave

Grades: infant-kindergarten

Enrollment: 185 maximum

Extracurricular activities: Helping Hands program, Adopt-A-Grandparent program, , sports, drama, technology and creative arts,
summer camp, and Afterschool Explorers Club for children ages 5-12 that includes homework support

Tuition: $275-$310 weekly

3801 Juniper Trace, Bee Cave • 512-263-0388

Four Points

4Points Academy

Grades: kindergarten-eighth grade

Enrollment: undisclosed

Extracurricular activities: sports, art, music, technology-driven projects

Tuition: $10,500-$12,500 annually

5145 RR 620, Ste. F-110, Austin • 512-991-7950

The Austin School for the
Performing and Visual Arts

Grades: sixth-12th grade

Enrollment: 20 full-time students, 150 students served through outreach

Extracurricular activities: theater, dance, music, songwriting, visual arts

Tuition: $13,500-$15,500 annually

3267 Bee Caves Road #139, Austin • 512-522-7782

Hill Country Christian School

Grades: prekindergarten-12th grade

Enrollment: 570

Extracurricular activities: American Heritage Girls club, Destination Imagination, mission trip, drumline, Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, International Thespian Society, Latin club, math club, Music Conservatory club, honor societies, student council, chess club, choir, pep squad, safety patrol, sports, coding for kids, run club

Tuition: $2,375-$9,600 annually (pre-K), $11,400 (kindergarten-fifth grade), $12,125 (sixth-eighth grade), $13,500 (ninth-12th grade) annually

12124 N. RR 620, Austin • 512-331-7036

The Ivy International School

Grades: 18 months-kindergarten

Enrollment: 110

Extracurricular activities: Mandarin, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), visual arts, music and movement

Tuition: $465-$1,125 monthly

9511 N. RR 620, Austin • 512-501-0620

Primrose School of Four Points

Grades: infant-kindergarten

Enrollment: 174

Extracurricular activities: Helping Hands program, Adopt-A-Grandparent program, sports, drama, technology and creative arts, summer camp and Afterschool Explorers Club for children ages 5-12 includes homework support.

Tuition: $265 weekly (preschool), $1,120 monthly (kindergarten)

6606 Sitio Del Rio Blvd., Austin • 512-795-9101

The School in The Hills

Grades: 18 months-kindergarten

Enrollment: 150

Extracurricular activities: Spanish, handwriting, soccer, dance, sports, art

Tuition: $1,390 (toddlers monthly), $1,265 (primary monthly), $465 (leadership after-school program monthly)

2900 N. Quinlan Park Road, Austin

The School in the Hills River Place

Grades: 18 months-sixth grade

Enrollment: 220

Extracurricular activities: Spanish, handwriting, soccer, dance, sports, art, Lego club, coding

Tuition: $1,265-$1,340 monthly

10911 RR 2222, Austin • 512-266-8180


Bluebonnet Montessori School
of Lakeway

Grades: 3 years-third grade

Enrollment: under 60

Extracurricular activities: Hill Country Galleria’s Winter Season festival choir, Texas Food Drive Bank donations, Green Santa, Cartridges for Kids, Valentine’s Day concert for elderly

Tuition: $6,000-$10,200 annually

15099 Debba Drive, Austin • 512-266-6626

Lupine Lane

Ages: 18 months-kindergarten

Enrollment: 125

Extracurricular activities: taekwondo, music, art, sportball, soccer, basketball, book club, dance, science

Tuition: $620-$1,080 monthly

1001 Highlands Blvd., Austin • 512-900-1090

The Magnolia School

Grades: pre-K, third-sixth grade

Enrollment: 90

Extracurricular activities: music, drama, art, physical education, yoga, maker lab

Tuition: $1,015 monthly

2903 N. RR 620, Bldgs. B-C, Austin


Lake Hills Montessori Austin

Grades: 18 months-kindergarten

Enrollment: 89

Extracurricular activities: art, cooking, science, music, Spanish, storytelling, yoga, gardening

Tuition:  $850-$1,150 monthly

600 N. Cuernavaca Drive, Austin

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

Grades: sixth-12th grade

Enrollment: 680

Extracurricular activities: sports, outdoor wilderness program, film program, dance, art, music, theater, debate, Spartan Film Festival, Fine Arts Festival, student government, student clubs

Tuition: $26,910 annually, $60,565 annual optional boarding

6500 St. Stephens Drive, Austin

Trinity Episcopal School of Austin

Grades: kindergarten-eighth grade

Enrollment: 540

Extracurricular activities: sports, student leadership, clubs, academic competitions, Scripps National Spelling Bee, National Geographic’s Geography Bee, National Latin and Spanish Exams, Math Pentathlon, Model United Nations club

Tuition: $19,745-$21,335 annually

3901 Bee Caves Road, Austin • 512-472-9525

YPW Spanish Immersion School

Grades: 3 months-kindergarten

Enrollment: 122

Extracurricular activities: Spanish, science and technology, art, workshops, tutoring, camps

Tuition: $900-$1,085 monthly

3640 Bee Caves Road, Austin • 512-329-5611

South Austin

Austin Eco Bilingual International School

Grades: 3 months-first grade

Enrollment: 80

Extracurricular activities: Spanish immersion, International Baccalaureate, French, Italian, Mandarin

Tuition: $1,147-$1,357 monthly

8707 Mountain Crest Drive, Austin

Austin Montessori School, Gaines Creek Campus

Grades: 12-15 years

Enrollment: 40

Extracurricular activities: handwork, gardening, art

Tuition: $13,200 annually

5677 Oak Blvd., Austin • 512-892-0826

Austin Waldorf School

Grades: preschool-12th grade

Enrollment: 365

Extracurricular activities: art, music, gardening, handwork, high ropes course, field trips, work experience, community service, athletics

Tuition: $11,995-$17,995 annually

8700 Southview Road, Austin • 512-288-5942

Regents School Of Austin

Grades: kindergarten-12th grade

Enrollment: 988

Extracurricular activities: sports, drama, dance, orchestra, band, choir, visual arts, science and nature center, photography

Tuition: $10,874-$17,353 annually

3230 Travis Country Circle, Austin

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Upper School

Grades: ninth-12th grade

Enrollment: 940

Extracurricular activities: sports, art, drama, music, choir, community service, robotics and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Lab

Tuition: $22,000-$29,000 annually

5901 Southwest Parkway, Austin

St. Gabriel’s Catholic School

Grades: prekindergarten-eighth grade

Enrollment: 426

Extracurricular activities: sports, art, robotics, Boy Scouts, drama, Spanish, Latin, Mandarin, Archangels fellowship, student leadership, clubs, geography bee

Tuition: $10,950,-$19,575 annually

2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin • 512-327-7755

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy

Grades: ninth-12th grade

Enrollment: 375

Extracurricular activities: sports, drama, dance, music, art, National Honor Society, clubs, community service, student

Tuition: $22,100 annually

3000 Barton Creek Blvd., Austin

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Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.
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