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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2018-2019 CPS Parent and Student Guide

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August 30 - Supply Drop Off 9:00 am - 11:00am

September 4 - First Day of School



CPS Plan of Action

Nothing is more important to Chicago Public Schools than the safety and wellbeing of our students. Parents and families entrust us to educate and safeguard their children, and that trust is sacred. Over the years, CPS has continuously improved efforts protect students, but we must be vigilant and address any issues that could endanger children.

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June 18 Letter: English / Spanish

Taft Poms Summer Camp

Taft is hosting a camp for girls and boys in 2nd through 9th grade from all schools and Taft High School students. Focused on developing fundamental skills in all areas of dance, all candidates will learn a short two pom routine as well as proper technique for leaps, turns, jumps, tricks, and game etiquette.

Registration deadline is July 1st

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You'll hear many acronyms at Chicago Public Schools. Find out what they stand for with this handy CPS Family University list!

Preschool Applications

Preschool applications are now open! Visit www.chicagoearlylearning.org/ for more information.

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!