Hill-Murray School

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Hill-Murray School
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"Known for our academics. Respected for our arts and athletics. Loved for our Catholic Benedictine community."
2625 East Larpenteur Avenue
Maplewood, Minnesota, (Ramsey County), 55109-5098
United States
Coordinates 44°59′36″N 92°59′25″W / 44.99333°N 92.99028°W / 44.99333; -92.99028Coordinates: 44°59′36″N 92°59′25″W / 44.99333°N 92.99028°W / 44.99333; -92.99028
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established Archbishop Murray (1958)
Hill High (1959)
consolidated (1971)
Middle School (1989)
Principal Chuck Briscoe
Grades 612
Enrollment approx. 1,000 students (2008)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green, White and Black             
Sports Hockey, basketball, football,
Team name Pioneers
Rival White Bear Lake Area High School
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]

Hill-Murray School is a coeducational private Catholic school serving grades 6-12. It is located on a 40-acre (160,000 m2) site in Maplewood, Minnesota, a suburb of Saint Paul. Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, it was established in 1971 through the consolidation of Archbishop Murray Memorial High School and Hill High School. Archbishop Murray was founded in 1958 by the Benedictine Sisters as a school for young women. Hill High was established in 1959 by the Christian Brothers as a school for young men. The Middle School was added in 1989. The student population is drawn from the Twin Cities, surrounding suburban areas, and nearby Wisconsin communities. Hill-Murray is one of only 21 Minnesota high schools accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Hill-Murray is a member of the Metro East Conference in the Minnesota State High School League. There are 24 Varsity sports teams for men and women. The athletic department is known for its boy's hockey team, led by head coach Bill Lechner. Under Lechner, the Pioneers have won three state championships and have a record of 277-90-15.[2] The school's hockey rivalry with White Bear Lake has deep roots and is considered[3] to be the most intense and most watched rivalry in the state, routinely drawing sell out crowds in the thousands to Aldrich Arena and the State Fairgrounds Warner Colliseum.[4]

State Championships
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Winter Hockey, Boys 3 1983, 1991, 2008
Hockey, Girls 1 2014
Spring Baseball, Boys 1 1976
Softball, Girls 1 1983
Total 8
  • Hill (1970) and Hill-Murray (1972) won Independent (non-MSHSL) State Hockey Titles
  • The Pioneers won state titles in several sports prior to joining the MSHSL in 1974/75

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