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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






  • Curriculum Night
    Thursday, September 27th will be our annual opportunity for parents to meet teachers and hear about the curriculum for the upcoming school year.  Grades K-2 will meet from 6:15-7:00 PM.  Grades 3-5 will meet from 7:30-8:15 PM.  Join us in the gym at 7:10 for remarks from Mrs. Lipsitz.
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  • NEW DATE/PLACE Back to School Picnic
    Join us on Tuesday, 10/2 from 4:30-6:30 PM at Bridge School for our welcome back picnic!
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  • School Pictures
    Students will be taking school pictures on Friday, September 28th.  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 on Sunday, September 30th for the 9th 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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  • 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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