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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



  • Reminder- 12:15 Dismissal
    Please note that on October 26, 27, and November 2 and 3, students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM for parent/teacher conferences.
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  • Conference Babysitting
    The 5th grade is offering babysitting services between 1-4 pm on October 26, 27, and November 2 and 3.  The cost is $5.00 per half hour with a family cap of $15.00.  No need to sign up- just come to the gym!
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  • Annual Halloween Party
    Join us in the gym for a ghoulishly fun night on Friday, October 28th from 6:30-8:30 PM!  Admission is $5 per person, family cap of $20. This annual event supports the Fifth Graders.
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  • No School
    There will be no school on Tuesday, 11/8 (Professional Day) or Friday, 11/11 in observance of Veteran's Day.
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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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