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**Just added- our 2015 Massachusetts Schools Report Card** 
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



  • First Day of School
    The first day of school for the 2016-17 school year will be Tuesday, August 30th.  Drop off begins at 8:15 AM.  Dismissal will be at 12:15 PM for all students.  Have a great summer!
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  • Dismissal Times
    Please be sure to check the website calendar to confirm dismissal times for the first week of school.  Note that there is no school on Friday, September 2nd or Monday, September 5th in honor of Labor Day.

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  • School Improvement Plan
    Click here to view the Hastings SIP for the upcoming school year. 
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  • Bus Registration
    Click here for more information about bus registration for 2016-2017. Register by May 16th for best pricing.
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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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