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!


COVID-19 Protocol

We have received some calls regarding the protocol for when a child is home sick.

Here is the protocol for clarification: SICK CHILD PROTOCOL FOR FAMILIES

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Farnsworth Updates

2021 - 2022 Supply Lists

• Get the latest news on the upcoming school year on the Farnsworth Updates page. -Updated September 3

• Find presentations from our virtual Meet the Teacher sessions here.

Join the Farnsworth PTA!

Important Information about COVID-19 Vaccinations

Got COVID-19 vaccine questions? The CPS Office of Student Health & Wellness is here to help. Contact us at 773-553-KIDS (5437) or visit www.cps.edu/cfbu to learn more.

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Friends of Farnsworth

Friends of Farnsworth (FOF) is a non-profit organization, established in 2005 to help support the school. Originally called the “Farnsworth School and Campus Park Foundation'', the mission was focused on campus and grounds, but with the success of the new playground the group was renamed - but has been dormant for several years. Come be part of re-establishing this group and charting it's new course!

Membership is open to anyone who wants to support Farnsworth. ($5 membership for individual, $25 for business ). Details on how to join on the way!

Please contact Carrie Warner at cwarnerhome@gmail.com for more information!


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!