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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2017 - 2018 School Year


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March 21 - PAC Meeting 6:00 pm

March 22 - Mother and Son LegoPalooza 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 26-30 - No School Spring Break



Brain Awareness Fair

Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach, in partnership with Roger C Sullivan High School presents the Brain Awareness Fair on May 5.

Over twenty exciting demonstrations and fun, hands-on activities that demonstrate how your brain works! Activities include touching a real sheep brain, viewing optical illusions, controlling a lego robot with brain derived signals and much more! Activities are geared towards all ages. Kids and teens learn together with parents or chaperones about neuroscience.

More information: English / Spanish / Arabic


Mothers and sons in PreK-5th grade, join us on March 22 for LegoPalooza! For $15 per couple come and enjoy Lego building, the Lego Batman movie, pizza, drinks, a raffle, and more!

Payable in advance by Monday, March 19 - Download the order form!

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!


We have implemented PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support) at Farnsworth School! PBIS is an approach used by school personnel to establish evidence-based behavioral interventions to help students achieve success in social, emotional, and academic areas. One of the tenets of this proactive approach to behavior management involves shifting the focus to positive reinforcement to encourage appropriate student behaviors. Read more...