Welcome New Families !

We want to make the transition to Hill-Murray as simple as possible. Below is some of the most important information you need to know.

New Family Information

New Student Registration Event

Thursday, March 2, 2023 – 6pm – 8pm or Saturday, March 4, 2023 – 8am – 10am

Location: Hill-Murray Commons | Cafeteria

This optional event is held for new families to get answers to any questions they may have in regards to curriculum and the process of registering for classes.

Upper School and Middle School Curriculum Guides will be available on our website to review prior to the event. They can be found under the “Academic” tab.

Course registration forms may be turned in at this event.

New Family Newsletter

Watch for an email for the bi-monthly New Family Newsletter starting February 15th!

Pioneer Jump Start

Attention in-coming 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students, do you want  to get a jump-start on your first year at Hill-Murray? This Study Skills class will not only teach you how to be a better student, but will also get you familiar and comfortable being a Pioneer before the school year even starts. The biggest bonus to this course is meeting new friends! You will learn your way around the building, how to use your locker and combination, and how to navigate through our technology. You will also learn how to use the Library Media Center, use your PIN in the café, and you will be introduced to H-M staff members. Click here to learn more and to register.

Placement Testing

Information will be coming in February.

Contact Us with Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions when a new family comes to Hill-Murray. If your question isn’t covered here, please don’t hesitate to contact Jennifer O’Gary, our New Family Engagement Coordinator at jogary@hill-murray.org or 651-748-2459.

Should I follow Hill-Murray's Social Media accounts?

Yes! Our official social media channels will provide you with a great deal of relevant information. Please follow us. The links are below.

Hill-Murray Facebook
Hill-Murray Instagram
Hill-Murray Twitter

Does H-M Provide Transportation and Carpooling?

Yes, we do offer bussing, but there might be some limitations based on where you live. More information to come on carpooling.

Where do we purchase school uniforms?

You can purchase uniforms at Donald’s Uniforms.

Hill-Murray also hosts a used uniform sale during the summer. We will send out more information as the date of that event draws near.

How do I keep up-to-date with all the most important information?

There will be multiple ways we’ll keep you up-to-date with all of the happenings, including our bi-weekly e-newsletter, our social media channels and our parent/student portal. We also encourage you to subscribe to the school calendar. Here’s the link to the school calendar.

There will be a bimonthly new family newsletter that you will receive by email.

How do I find the correct Guidance Counselor?

Our guidance counseling staff is experienced and robust, which means every student gets a great deal of attention. The counselors are assigned to the Upper School and Middle School. The Upper School counselors are assigned by students’ last names. See below.

Upper School

(A-Hus) Charlie Cicalello ccicalello@hill-murray.org– 651-748-2426
(Hut-Ott) Jodi Hurley jhurley@hill-murray.org 651-748-2259
(Otu-Z) Aaron Goulet agoulet@hill-murray.org 651-748-2493


(A-L) Shawn Reid sreid@hill-murray.org 651-748-2441
(M-Z) Carrie Egan cegan@hill-murray.org 651-748-2238

Middle School

Lisa Valentine lvalentine@hill-murray.org 651-748-2224

Where do I find school supply lists?
We want to register for courses. How do we do this?

You need to fill out the course registration forms, which will be available once you’ve been accepted to Hill-Murray.

There will be a Course Registration Event for new 2022-23 families on March 3 and March 5, 2022. Here is a link to the Curriculum Guide to help you choose classes.

Below are the links to the course registration forms:

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Does H-M offer placement testing?

Click here to RSVP for the Placement Test

April 28 or April 30

ALL 9th grade students are required to choose a date for the Math placement exam and also have the option to stay for the Spanish placement exam.  Students can also indicate if they are interested in Honors Science and/or Honors English. A written essay will be required for Honors English.  More details within the RSVP form. Middle School students have the option to take Math placement exams if they would like to be considered for advanced placement.

Results will be emailed with two weeks of taking the exam(s).


What Clubs, Activities and Athletics does H-M offer?

We offer more than 30 clubs and activities and 20 varsity sports.

Clubs and Activities




What about Scholarships and Tuition Assistance?

At Hill-Murray, tuition is supplemented in a variety of ways for 100% of students thanks to the support of our generous community. We welcome all families to apply, and will work with you to create a sensible plan so your child can grow and thrive.

The Scholarship deadline for the 2022-23 school year has passed, however families can still apply for tuition assistance through TADS financial aid application at www.tads.com.

For more on scholarships, click here.