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! 


April 17

PAC Meeting   5:30 pm   Agenda

LSC Meeting   6:00 pm

April 24

Spring Group Pictures


Farnsworth Tour Registration

Are you a new family interested in enrolling at Farnsworth? Please fill out this form to register for one of our spring tour dates.

Farnsworth Updates

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

Attendance Issue

We have an excessive number of children regularly coming to school late.

Please bring your children to line up with their peers and enter the school as a group in the morning. This provides valuable opportunities for positive social interactions and creates a positive classroom culture for the students. Students who regularly come to school late miss valuable instruction as well as cause disruption to the learning in the classroom.

Thank you to all who already do this!

Safety Concern

The traffic before and after school surrounding the building is creating a safety hazard for our children.

Under no circumstances should families double park, park facing the wrong way on either side of the street, let children out in the middle of the street, pull into/block the staff lots, block our buses from pulling in or out on Linder Avenue, etc.

We understand that the weather is unpleasant, but it is crucial to the safety of our children that you park in a legal parking space and walk your children to their designated entrance. We thank you in advance for your assistance with this.

As always, thank you to all of our families who park safely and walk.

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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