National Teachers Academy


National Teachers Academy seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through developmentally appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles. NTA is committed to providing academic and social excellence in a positive and supportive culture to produce productive citizens prepared for a global society.

Pre K-8

National Teachers Academy

55 W. Cermak Rd.
Chicago , IL 60616

Enrollment: 722
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Dine-Out for NTA June 5

Next Tuesday June 5th will be the last Dine-Out for NTA for this school year. Come out and eat with fellow NTA families at Panera Bread from 4p-8p at 1101 S Canal St, 60607. Feel free to dine in or carry out. There is free parking with validation. Show the flyer to ensure we receive 20% of sales. This will help Friends of NTA continue to fund various school and teacher activities, projects, and special events. Panera requires a minimum of $100 in sales in order to make a donation. So please invite your friends and family. Thanks and see you there!

Parent Forum and JP’s Corner

Parent Forum June 6

The NTA Parent Forum is set for Wednesday, June 6 from 3:45-6:55 p.m.  Meeting times are as follows: ALSC: 3:45-4:45, PAC 4:50-5:50, Friends of NTA: 5:55-6:55. Free childcare is provided by J at School at the main entrance / security desk. All meetings will be held in the library. In the PAC meeting, Principal Castelaz will share copies of the updated grading policy for next school year and seek parent feedback. At the ALSC meeting, the new Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) will be presented to families.

P’s Corner June 8

JP’s Corner will happen on Friday, June 8 at 8:45. JP’s Corner is an open discussion forum for parents to fellowship, meet members of the community, and develop school improvement plans.P’s Corner June 8


Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for all neighborhood and RGC students for the 2018-2019 school year will be on Tuesday, June 19th from 12pm-3:30pm and again on Wednesday, June 20th from 7am-11am.  Parents should bring a photo id, an original copy of their child’s birth certificate, two proofs of residency (i.g. utility bill, lease, etc), and their child’s most recent physical, vision and dental forms.                           


Latest News

Below you will find information about National Teachers Academy’s activities, milestones, and events.

NTA Named Among 100 Schools Worth Visiting

NTA is named among 100 schools worth visiting for our powerful learning experiences and innovative technology implementation.

PBS Digital Innovator

Mia Leonard, NTA’s kindergarten teacher has been selected as the Illinois Digital Innovator.  This well-deserved honor allows Ms. Leonard to attend ISTE, a global technology conference this summer, as well as...

2018 My Voice, My School Survey

Please complete the My Voice, My School Parent Survey.  The survey is available in the cafeteria during report card pick-up or online at  The survey takes...