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! 


October 5

McTeacher Night

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October 9

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Indigenous People's Day

October 11

PAC Meeting   5:30 pm

LSC Meeting   6:00 pm

October 19

Fall School Pictures



Find classroom presentations from Curriculum Night here!

Farnsworth Updates

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

Greetings from Mrs. Walsh

Greetings Mustang Families and Community,

I am honored and excited to have been chosen as the Principal of Farnsworth Elementary School as of July 1, 2023! I have been humbled by the outpouring of support from our Local School Council, staff, families and students. Our school is an incredibly unique place with a level of diversity of students and programs not seen in many other schools in our city. After 23 years in this beautiful community, I am driven to ensure that our school continues to grow as a bright light in the neighborhood and a welcoming home for our Farnsworth students and families. Continue reading

Welcome New Staff

Please join us in welcoming the following staff to Farnsworth!

Ms. Karissa Khalvati (6th grade ELA/Social Studies), Ms. Alejandra Lobato (5th grade ELA/Social Studies), Mr. Sean Ryder (PE/Health), Ms. Adrianne Fiore (Case Manager), Mr. Ray Donlin (SECA), Ms. Marisa McMahon (SECA), Mr. Kimmon Watson (Security)

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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