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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June 5

Field Day

June 7

Last Day of School!


Farnsworth Updates

2023 - 2024 Registration Packet

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

CPS revised the Student Rights & Responsibilities in 2020. 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!