Hales Franciscan back to boys only after failing to attract enough girls

Hales Franciscan High School will reopen Tuesday again as boys-only and with a new focus on entrepreneurship and engineering. (Josh McGhee / DNAinfo)

GRAND BOULEVARD — Hales Franciscan High School reopens Tuesday again as a boys-only school and with a new focus on engineering and entrepreneurship.

The Catholic school at 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave. closed last year to reorganize and prepare to convert back to being a boys-only school.

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The school, which opened in 1962 as an all-boys school, moved to co-ed in 2013 in an effort to boost enrollment, but the school board reversed the decision in 2015.

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