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Welcome to the Maria Hastings School website. The Hastings School, one of six elementary schools in Lexington, provides a multi-disciplinary and differentiated educational experience for 440 students. Our school motto: Everyone Belongs, Everyone Learns, is at the heart of our work. The entire staff believes that all children can learn. We put our mission into practice by matching teaching strategies with children’s learning needs.  Our school community includes a highly supportive and active Parent Teacher Association.

This website is a communication tool designed to provide you with information about the school system, the Hastings School, and the students, staff, and families who make up our vibrant school community.

Louise P. Lipsitz, Principal



  • Back to School Picnic POSTPONED
    Due to inclement weather, the welcome back picnic will be from 4:30-6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 3rd.
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  • ASM
    This year All School Meeting will be held on some Thursday mornings from 8:55-9:25 AM.  Please see the Hastings' calendar for the Thursdays ASM will be taking place.  Our first gathering is Thursday, September 4th.  
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  • Pickup Location Change
    Please be aware that 2nd grade car riders will now be picked up at the back of the school, along with the K and 1st graders.  Remember that all students should wait with the youngest child in their family. 
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  • Beginning of Year Forms
    Please be sure to complete the emergency contact form, school permissions form, and BBY permission form and send them to the main office as soon as possible.  Click on the links above for a blank copy of the available forms.
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  • PTA Membership
    Join the PTA for the 2014-2015 school year.  Membership dues help to fund mini-grants, ACT, and other important programs at Hastings. Click here for the registration form. 
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  • School Improvement Plan
    Click here to view the Hastings SIP for the 2014-2015 school year. 
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  • Volunteer Training
    Thanks to Hastings' teachers, we have created a video that replaces the mandatory in-school volunteer training. You must watch the video and then complete the verification at the end.  Click here to view the video. 
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  • Absentee Line
    To report student absences, please call our absentee line: 781-860-5802. This line is accessible 24 hours a day. When leaving a message, please include your child’s name, teacher, and reason for the absence.
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