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

Teacher Recommendation Forms

Please forward these links to your student’s CURRENT teacher to complete.


Middle School Math Teacher Recommendation Form

Upper School Math Teacher Recommendation Form


Upper School English Teacher Recommendation Form


Upper School Science Teacher Recommendation Form

New Family Newsletter

Check your email for the bi-monthly New Family Newsletters!

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

Click here for placement testing information.

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?

Information on uniforms for the 2023-24 school year will be provided via the New Family Newsletter.

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.

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-L) Charlie Cicalello ccicalello@hill-murray.org– 651-748-2426
(M-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?

For reference, below are the supply lists for the 2022-23 school year. Updated lists for 2023-24 will be provided this summer.

6th Grade Supply List
7th Grade Supply List
8th Grade Supply List
High School Supply List

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 2023-24 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.