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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



  • School Pictures
    Students will be taking school pictures on Thursday, October 2nd.  Please return forms before 10/2.
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  • ASM Updates
    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 next gathering is Thursday, October 2nd.  
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  • Hastings Harvest 5K
    Join us Sunday, October 5th for the 5th Annual Hastings Harvest 5K run/walk.  This popular event features awards, lunch, entertainment, and more!  Click here for more information and to register.
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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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