Give to the Nicholas Center Endowment Fund

Your Generosity Can Help Students with Learning Differences

History of the TNC

The Nicholas Center (TNC), inspired by Saint Nicholas’ life of serving children, began ten years ago and has grown to accommodate nearly 20% of the Hill-Murray student body (grades 6-12).

Its emphasis on creating individualized learning plans for its neurodiverse students ensures that students receive support and learning strategies to thrive in a challenging and engaging academic environment.

TNC brings together the academic resources of guidance counselors, college counselors, peer listeners, trained tutors, and study labs.

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NOTE: The Hill-Murray Foundation, in partnership with a transformative donor gift, will match each dollar donated up to $1 million. 

From the Heart...

I cried after our Hill-Murray tour. I am so relieved that we found a place where she is truly thriving. She loves Hill-Murray, and we love her school. We couldn’t be more thankful for The Nicholas Center.

-Melissa Wendland
H-M Parent

(Pictured at right: Ellie and Melissa Wendland. Ellie is a 7th grader who receives her dyslexia reading system tutoring during the school day as an elective)

Resources for Success

  • TNC Programs

    TNC programs address the strengths and challenges of each individual student, assisting them with organization, planning, time and material management, mathematics and reading skills

  • Guidance and Counseling

    Our counselors offer support and guidance as you and your family make important decisions such as course selection, career exploration and postsecondary options

  • Peer Tutors

    Peer Tutors meet with students who would like help in any core subject area during WIN Time.

TNC Honored with Award for Innovation

The Nicholas Center was the 2022 recipient of the Minndependent Program Award. Minndependent is the largest statewide organization serving private and independent schools in Minnesota.

The award honors “an innovative or successful program that supports engagement and academic achievement for the school, students or faculty”.

Click here to learn more.


Contact Hill-Murray Foundation Executive Director Chris Zupfer with any questions about The Nicholas Center Endowment Fund. Chris can be reached at