The History of Chicago Hales Franciscan High School
4930 S. Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60615
"Established in 1962 by the Franciscans of the Sacred Heart Province, Hales Franciscan High School was opened
with the mission of educating young African American males at a time when there were few opportunities afforded them to receive
a quality, private school education."
Chicago Hales Franciscan High School Quick Facts
Year Opened: 1962
Year Closed: 2019
Team Nickname: "The Spartans"
Uniform Colors: Red, White, Black
School Mission: Provide learners of all ages with a values-based, future-focused education
and character building program in a safe, loving and inspiring environment that develops them into individuals who are
prepared for today’s and tomorrow’s opportunities, embrace academic excellence and life-long learning, embody
wisdom and moral values, and become assets to their family and the world.