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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LSC Parent Vacancies

We have vacancies on our LSC for Farnsworth Parents. Please see the link below for information and the application forms. If you are interested in applying, please complete the application by 12:00pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. You can reach out to LSC Chair Vicki Tran at vicki.a.tran@gmail.com, or AP Julie Walsh at jmwalsh5@cps.edu.


Farnsworth Updates

• Supply Lists for the 2022-2023 school year are now available!

• Get the latest school news and updates in Farnsworth Updates. -Updated June 10

ReadyCheckGo COVID-19 Testing

CPS has partnered with Thermo Fisher to offer free, weekly testing to students and staff for COVID-19. The ReadyCheckGo™ COVID-19 Testing Program is an integral part of keeping our students and staff healthy and safe as we continue to navigate the return to in-person learning.

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Friends of Farnsworth

Friends of Farnsworth (FOF) is a non-profit organization, established in 2005 to help support the school. Originally called the “Farnsworth School and Campus Park Foundation'', the mission was focused on campus and grounds, but with the success of the new playground the group was renamed - but has been dormant for several years. Come be part of re-establishing this group and charting it's new course!

Membership is open to anyone who wants to support Farnsworth. ($5 membership for individual, $25 for business ). Details on how to join on the way!

Please contact Carrie Warner at cwarnerhome@gmail.com for more information!

CPS Student Rights & Responsibilities

CPS revised the Student Rights & Responsibilities in 2020. Find out more.

Healthy CPS

The Children and Family Benefits Unit of the Office of Student Health and Wellness can help you apply for low cost or free health insurance (Medicaid) and SNAP at no cost.

Find out more! / Manage your case online!