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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



  • School Pictures
    Students will be taking school pictures on Friday, September 30th.  Please send in the appropriate forms to order pictures.  Every child will have their picture taken- regardless of ordering.
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  • Hastings Harvest 5K
    Join us this Sunday, October 2nd for the 7th Annual Hastings Harvest 5K run/walk.  This popular event features awards, lunch, entertainment, and more!  Click here for more information and to register.
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  • No School
    There will be no school on Monday, 10/3 in observance of Rosh Hashanah.
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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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