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! 


December 2

Craft Fair

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December 13

PAC Meeting   5:30 pm

LSC Meeting   6:00 pm

December 14

PreK-2 Winter Assembly

December 20

Holiday Shop


Farnsworth Updates

Please see our new Mustang Messenger newsletter with all the information you need on the latest and upcoming school events.


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Meeting With Staff

If you would like to meet with a staff member, please email or call to set up an appointment. We cannot accommodate unplanned walk ins. Thank you!


Find classroom presentations from Curriculum Night here!

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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.

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