John B. Murphy Elementary

The Caring Community   |   A Fine & Performing Arts School

2013-14 CPS Calendar Parent Portal


Murphy Mart coming April 26th!!!

Fine Arts Festival is May 8th!

The Office of Early Childhood Education has announced application procedures for the 2014-2015 school year. Click here for more info

Bring in your Box Tops for Education coupons throughout the year

"Penny A Day" Fundraiser

Support the Murphy Student Government as the raise money for Lukemia survivors. View their commercial below.


A child-centered environment lead by a dedicated staff of professionals devoted to providing the highest quality environment for children.

Responsive Classroom & Origins social approach to learning

University partnerships: Erikson Institute, National Louis University, NEIU, UIC, Indiana University and more

Small group work with individualized instruction

Everyday Mathematics/CMP/Algebra

Hands on science inquiry based experiences

Physical education programs: Chicago Run, Girls in the Game, team sports

Library Media Center

Gardening in the outdoor classroom and stage

Fine Arts: Music, Visual Arts, Creative Drama, Dance and Movement, instrumental instruction - guitar, keyboard, recorder, Orff instruments, ceramics and more

Monthly "Community Sing" celebrates shared vocals, performance and children