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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



  • Placement Form
    Click here for a copy of the parent input form for placement for the 2014-2015 school year.  Forms are due by Friday, April 11th.  See Mrs. Lipsitz's letter for more information. 
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  • Kindergarten Screening
    See this flyer and Mrs. Lipsitz's letter for more information about screening for incoming Kindergartners, which will take place on April 16th and 17th.
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  • ASM
    As mentioned by Mrs. Lipsitz in a bulletin back in January, the All School Meeting schedule has changed for 2014.  To find out on which Fridays ASM will be held, please see the Hastings website calendar.
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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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