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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



  • Let's Celebrate!
    The students at Hastings have been working hard to be Heroes all around the school.  We worked together to earn over 1000 tickets and our reward is a "dress like a superhero" day!  Join in the fun THIS Friday, November 13th.
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  • Hastings' 60th Birthday!
    Join us on Friday, 11/20 from 6:30-8:30 to celebrate 60 years of Hastings School!  Please RSVP by Wednesday, 11/18 by clicking here.

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  • Thanksgiving Break
    Remember school will be closed Thursday and Friday, 11/26 & 11/27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM on Wednesday, 11/25.  
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  • School Improvement Plan
    Click here to view the Hastings SIP for the upcoming school year. 
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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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  • 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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