James B. Farnsworth Elementary School
At Farnsworth, we believe in high expectations for all stakeholders. In our safe and nurturing environment, we are committed to providing an inclusive education with rigorous, differentiated instruction designed to engage all learners. We envision our students to be physically and emotionally healthy lifelong learners who are college and career ready.
Our school aspires to provide strong instructional programs and high quality teaching that promotes interest in life-long learning.
Students, Families, Staff and Community - We are all a Team at Farnsworth!
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Greetings from Mrs. Walsh
Greetings Mustang Families and Community,
I am honored and excited to have been chosen as the Principal of Farnsworth Elementary School as of July 1, 2023! I have been humbled by the outpouring of support from our Local School Council, staff, families and students. Our school is an incredibly unique place with a level of diversity of students and programs not seen in many other schools in our city. After 23 years in this beautiful community, I am driven to ensure that our school continues to grow as a bright light in the neighborhood and a welcoming home for our Farnsworth students and families. Continue reading
Welcome New Staff
Please join us in welcoming the following staff to Farnsworth!
Ms. Karissa Khalvati (6th grade ELA/Social Studies), Ms. Alejandra Lobato (5th grade ELA/Social Studies), Mr. Sean Ryder (PE/Health), Ms. Adrianne Fiore (Case Manager), Mr. Ray Donlin (SECA), Ms. Marisa McMahon (SECA), Mr. Kimmon Watson (Security)
Farnsworth Elementary Preschool Program 2023-2024
Did you know that Farnsworth has preschool classrooms for 3 and 4 year olds? If your child is 3 on or before September 1, 2023, you may apply to be in our ½ day preschool program. If your child is 4 on or before September 1, 2023, you may apply to be in either our ½ day program or our full-day program.
Please apply online at: https://www.cps.edu/chicagoearlylearning
If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Farnsworth preschool teacher, please call 773-534-3535.