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!
Last Day of School!
Get the latest school news and notes in Farnsworth Updates -Updated June 2
If you are interested in registering your child at Farnsworth for the 2023-24 school year and you live within our boundaries, please fill out the registration form below and return it to school.
Girls on the Run
Congratulations to our Girls on the Run team, coaches and buddy runners who completed their 5k last Saturday!
The girls finished up their season by hosting a lemonade stand and raised over $500 for the Red Door Animal Shelter - a community project they created themselves.
We are proud of all of you!
Farnsworth School Tour Request
Please use this form to register for a school tour.
Registration forms for the 23-24 school year are available here!
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.
CPS Student Rights & Responsibilities
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.