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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



  • ASM Updates
    The ASM scheduled for Thursday, 10/15 will now take place on Thursday, 10/8.  See you in the gym at 8:55!
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  • No School
    There will be no school on Friday, 10/9 for staff professional development AND Monday, 10/12 in observation of Columbus Day. Enjoy the long weekend!
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  • Walking Wednesday
    Join us for our first Walking Wednesday of the year on October 14th to walk, scooter, or bike to school.  Hope to see you on the basketball court!
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  • School Pictures Postponed!
    Due to the impending rain, students will be taking school pictures on Thursday, October 15th.  Pictures will be taken on the 15th rain or shine.
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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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