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!


CPS will begin school year with students learning at home. Students will learn at home through the first quarter.

For more information, please visit: https://www.cps.edu/school-reopening-2020/


Online Registration

Farnsworth Elementary School is offering online registration during the school closure. We are a neighborhood school and we are not accepting any students who live outside our attendance area. Please click here to see if you live in Farnsworth's attendance area.

If you are interested in registering your child at Farnsworth for the 2020-21 school year and you live within our boundaries then please follow the instructions on this page.

Farnsworth Home Learning Resources

For Farnsworth updates, notes from CPS, and other closure resources, please click here.


CPS Student Code of Conduct

CPS revised the Student Code of Conduct in 2018. 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!