Pioneer PAthways

Pioneer Pathways provides curriculum, exceptional faculty, and classroom assets for partner schools throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Hill-Murray School and Pioneer Pathways have been partnering with schools for more than 35 years.

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PIONEER ARTS ACADEMY


The Pioneer Arts Academy provides private lesson instruction for the following Instruments:
  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Guitar
  • Band Instruments: Flute family/Clarinet family/Oboe/Bassoon/Saxophone family/French horn/Trumpet/Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba
  • Percussion (mallets, snare, timpani, drum set)
  • Orchestra Instruments: Violin/Viola/Cello/Bass

Ensembles included in this registration:
  • Flute Choir (Gr 6-12, rehearsals at Hill-Murray School, Fridays at 7am)
  • Brass Choir (Gr 6-12, rehearsals at Hill-Murray School, day/time TBD)

Included in private instrument lesson instruction is the opportunity to participate in the following performing ensembles, based on appropriate skill level:
  • Mall of America - December 2019
  • Almost Spring Concert - March 2020
  • Solo/Ensemble Contest Festival - April 2020

Hill-Murray works with several partner schools to provide exceptional faculty and classroom assets. If your school is interested in establishing a Pioneer Pathways partnership in music, theatre or arts education, please contact us.

If your family is part of a school offering Pioneer Pathways and your student would like to enroll in the band or orchestra program, please click the ENROLL TODAY button above and set up your TADS payment schedule. (Note: This is separate from any regular school tuition account you may have.)

If you need to make a payment, please choose the MAKE A PAYMENT button above.

ACT PREP

2019-20 ACT Prep Class

Mondays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Hill-Murray Faculty Lounge

January 13, 2020 - March 21, 2020

Each year, Hill-Murray School offers an ACT Prep Class. Students does not have to attend Hill-Murray to participate in this class. The class is offered Monday evenings from January through March to prepare for the ACT Exam delivered in April. These classes are lead by H-M faculty, the cost is $250 for Hill-Murray students or $350 for non-Hill-Murray students. The ACT Prep book is included in the course fees.

The ACT Prep class prepares students for 9 weeks leading up to the exam date on April 4th. You will need to log in to www.act.org to register for the April exam.

Hill-Murray works with several partner schools to provide exceptional faculty and classroom assets. If your school is interested in establishing a Pioneer Pathways partnership in physical education, health, world language or any other academic area, please contact us.

DRIVERS ED

Hill-Murray School partners with A+ Driving School to offer our students driver's education.

November 11, 2019 - November 22, 2019
3:00pm-6:00pm
The Nicholas Center - Room 155

Meet the team

Juli baecker

DIRECTOR OF ALIGNED LEARNING

As a transformational leader, Juli brings 30 years of leadership experience in education, business, music and technology and intersects that with her passion and drive in connecting Hill-Murray School to the broader community. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in business management from Luther College, and her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from St Mary's University. Juli is inspired everyday by the beautiful opportunity to touch the future through the young minds of today.

ZACHARY MILLER

BAND / ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR

I am excited to get the new school year started off in the Pioneer Pathways as a Band Director. One thing I love about the music world is that it is a multi-disciplinary art that challenges students on many levels at the same time. I am looking forward to seeing the growth and development of our young musicians and to see their love of music expand.

ANTHONY SICORA

PHY ED / HEALTH EDUCATOR

I have been teaching for two years and I love working with students. I want all students to have fun in my class and enjoy exercise as much as I do.


PRESTON WEBER

BAND / ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR

As both an Orchestra/Band Director at Hill-Murray School and Pioneer Pathways, I love the opportunity to make music with students of all ages. The collaborative effort of performing in a band, plus the discipline and precision necessary for playing each instrument, make musical performance such a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Making music is great for the mind, body, and soul - and a more musical world is a better world.

Gideon matchey

MUSIC EDUCATOR



SANDOR MIKO

MUSIC EDUCATOR


AVERYEL BACHELANI

BAND / ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR

This year marks my fourth as an educator, and I am thrilled to be joining the team at PPW as a band and orchestra director. I love the energy and enthusiasm that young students bring, and am excited to help the students of PPW become the best musicians they can be.


AUSTIN COMERFORD

MUSIC EDUCATOR


LAURA BRYTOWSKI

ART EDUCATOR


ANNIE BRYTOWSKI

SPANISH EDUCATOR