"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
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Established||Archbishop Murray (1958)
Hill High (1959)
Middle School (1989)
|Enrollment||approx. 1,250 students (2016)|
|Color(s)||Green, White, and Black|
|Sports||Hockey, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, baseball, softball, golf|
|Rival||White Bear Lake Area High School|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
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 boys hockey team, led by head coach Bill Lechner. The Pioneers have won three MSHSL state championships and have a record of 277–90–15. The school's hockey rivalry with White Bear Lake has deep roots and is considered to be the most intense and most watched rivalry in the state, routinely drawing sell out crowds in the thousands to Aldrich Arena.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Winter||Hockey, Boys||5||1970, 1972, 1983, 1991, 2008|
|Hockey, Girls||2||2014, 2015|
- 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
Hill-Murray is well known for its various performing arts programs. It has eight different bands, five choirs, and the theatre department produces six shows each year.
|Performing Arts Awards and Accomplishments|
|Theatre||The Great Gatsby (One Act, 2015)||Section 4AA Conference Champions;
State One Act Festival Starred Performance
|Hill-Murray High School Courses|
|Category||Number of Courses|
|Family and Consumer Science||4|
|Physical Education and Health||7|
|Levels of French and Spanish||5|
Hill-Murray has a very diverse student background, including different cultures, faiths, and economic backgrounds. The school draws students form 110 different middle and elementary schools. Out of the entire student body, 10% of students are students of color, 80% of students are catholic, and 96% of students participate in at least one co-curricular activity. The student body comes from all over the metro area, including parts of Wisconsin.
The school catered to grades 7-12 until the 2015-2016 school year, when a 6th grade was added.
- Steve Janaszak, professional ice hockey player, 1980 Olympic "Miracle On Ice" Team
- Craig Johnson, professional ice hockey player
- Dave Langevin, professional ice hockey player. Member of 4 New York Islanders Stanley Cup Championship teams
- Tom Quinlan, baseball player for the Minnesota Twins & Toronto Blue Jays
- Robb Quinlan, professional baseball player for the Anaheim Angels from 2003-2010. Current Minnesota Golden Gophers 1st base coach.
- Lino Rulli, Emmy Award-winning producer and radio host (The Catholic Guy)
- Joe Soucheray, syndicated talk show host
- Mike Hoeffel, professional ice hockey player
- David Tanabe, professional ice hockey player
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- Hill Murray Pioneer Hockey Alumni