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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



  • MCAS Dates for 2016
    MCAS starts next week. Visit our calendar to see specific testing dates in March, April, and May.  Please mark your calendar accordingly.
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  • Talent Show
    The Annual Talent Show will take place in the gym on Friday, May 6th beginning at 6:30 PM.  Come see all the talent here at Hastings!
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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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  • Field Day
    Hastings' students will work as teams, gets lots of exercise, and have a blast at this annual event on Thursday, May 26th.  Parent participation is encouraged!
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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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