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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






  • All-Town Kindergarten Orientation. Click for Information

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  • Reading Without Walls Challenge
    Taking the challenge?  If you're in grades 3-5, click here to access the Google form.  You will need to sign in with your LPS Google account.  For a helpful video on how to fill out the form, click here.  You have until Friday, February 16th to complete all three challenges.  To learn more about the challenge, click here.

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  • Winter Break
    Vacation will begin at 3:15 PM on Friday, February 16th.  School will resume on Monday, February 26th.  Have a safe and restful break! 
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  • MCAS Dates for 2018
    MCAS dates have been determined. Visit our calendar to see specific testing dates in April and May for grades 3-5.  Please mark your calendar accordingly.
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  • NEW Homework Policy
    Click here for more information on the new homework policy approved by the Lexington School Committee.

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  • School Improvement Plan
    Click here to view the Hastings SIP for the 2017-2018 school year. 
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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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