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: 703
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Perfect Attendance Incentive

As you know, there’s a strong connection between attendance and student achievement. To recognize our Kindergarten thru third grade students who maintain perfect attendance each week, we’ve created new celebrations. All parents and guardians of kindergarten and first grade students with perfect attendance thru Thursday will be invited to eat breakfast on Friday morning with their child right here at NTA. All second and third graders with perfect attendance will participate in an extra recess period on Friday afternoon.

Parent Forum

Tuesday, January 24 is our third parent forum. On this special evening, all three parent groups—The ALSC, Friends of NTA, and the PAC will be meeting back-to-back-to back between 3:45 and 6:45pm. As meetings happen, the cafe will be open for families to fellowship and socialize. Families are welcome to bring dinner to eat in the cafe. The PAC will meet at 3:45, the ALSC will meet at 4:50, and the Friends of NTA will meet at 5:55.

Tech Night

NTA will host its fourth annual Tech Night on Wednesday, January 25 from 5-630pm. Come out to learn about all of the ways teachers & students use technology to enhance the learning experience at NTA, and learn directly from students how to use exciting new apps and software.


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.

NTA Teacher featured in EdWeek

Sherly Chavarria, NTA 5th grade teacher is featured in EdWeek discussing the impact of Chromebooks on her class. This is Ms. Chavarria’s second year implementing chromebooks in her classroom.  She was...

Mia Leonard Maraldi Winner

NTA is proud, honored and overjoyed to announce that Mia Leonard won the AUSL Madeleine Maraldi Award for excellence in teaching. She is among six winners from all across the network....