Mission and Philosophy


We are a private, K-12 STEM Academy built on experiential learning models. We combine experiential learning with STEM integration. Our mission is to inspire and create authentic curriculum to provide a balanced learning environment, nurturing children’s natural curiosity about their world with student-centered experiences.

We believe in small class sizes to maximize differential instruction and to accommodate a variety of learning styles. We believe in spending less time in traditional classroom mode and more time spent on experiential education, both in and out of the school setting. Our curriculum is STEM centered (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and emphasizes inquiry-based learning, problem solving, and the development of 21st century skills. We integrate STEM in all of our regular classes even our Art, Music and Writing classes!  LTSA is a part of the Xsci Research Learning Collaborative based out of the University of Colorado, Boulder.  http://www.xsci.org.

Please see our latest lecture on our findings, “The Case for Experiential Learning.” (under our Events tab) Also, please follow us on our Lake Travis STEM Academy Facebook page to keep up with our most current Experiences!!



School Hours 

Lake Travis STEM Academy has formal school days Monday –Thursdays with an optional 5th day of Enrichment classes on Fridays. Please see our Enrichment information on our website under the “Enrichment” Tab.

Monday – Thursday Core Classes:

8:45 am – 3:30 pm

Friday Elective/Enrichment Classes

8:45 am – 3:30 pm

Early Morning and After School Care details available upon request