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! 


May 27

No School   Memorial Day

May 31

8th Grade Graduation

June 3

Field Day

June 6

• Kindergarten Celebration

• Last Day of School


Enrollment for the 2024 - 2025 School Year

Future Farnsworth Families,

Enrollments for the 2024-2025 school year will begin in early June. Enrollment packets will be posted on the website at that time. Enrollments will take place throughout the summer, a calendar will be posted in early June. Please click this LINK and enter your address in the search bar to be sure you reside in our attendance area BEFORE completing the enrollment packet.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept students outside of our attendance boundaries. 

If you are interested in Pre-K, you must apply through CPS Early Learning. We do not enroll Pre-K students UNLESS you receive an offer from CPS Early Learning or ODLSS. 

Kindergarten students must be 5 before September 1, 2024.

If you have any questions please email Kaylin, our school clerk at krquinn@cps.edu. Thank you!

Farnsworth Updates

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

Girls on the Run Success

On Saturday May 11th, 21 third and fourth grade girls ran a 5K at Grant Park for Girls on the Run, a fun program that inspires all girls to build their confidence, kindness, and decision making skills. Everyone crossed the finish line! Thank you to all the running buddies and parents for their support and encouragement throughout the season.

Thanks to Coach Buen & Coach Argyris for coordinating!

Daisy Award Winning Nurses!

The DAISY Award honors nurses who exemplify exceptional care, compassion, and dedication to their patients. We are so happy to announce that BOTH Nurse Cathy Lehner and Nurse Lindsey Martin were winners of this esteemed award. Thank you to AP Stevens for nominating them!

Parking Lot Concern

Parents and families, please refrain from driving into the staff parking lot at arrival and dismissal.

Please park in a valid parking space and walk to pick up your children. Thanks!

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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