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

Car Wash Fund Raiser and Festival of the Arts on Saturday, May 19

Car Wash Fund Raiser and Festival of the Arts on Saturday, May 19

Come enjoy performances by the NTA dance team and the drumline at the AUSL festival of the arts on Saturday10am at Collins Academy High School (1313 South Sacramento), then stop by the Car Wash fundraiser between 11am-2pm. All proceeds will help pay for the 8th grade trip to New York City. We hope to see you there!

MAP testing

MAP testing windowMAP testing continues this week. Below is the schedule. Please be sure that your child is rested, on time and present each day during the testing window. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal Brooks at or 773 534 9980:

Tuesday, May 22nd                   

Wednesday, May 23rd   

   Thursday, May 24th                 

Friday, May 25th

2nd Grade ELA 204

3rd Grade ELA 209

5th Grade ELA 311

5th Grade ELA 314

     2nd Grade ELA 203             

     3rd Grade ELA 212

    3rd Grade Math 210

     3rd Grade Math 213

2nd Grade ELA 208

2nd Grade ELA 211

2nd Grade Math 204

3rd Grade Math 209


2nd Grade Math 208

2nd Grade Math 203

4th Grade ELA 301

5th Grade Math 311

Tuesday May 29th

Wednesday, May 30th

Thursday, May 31st

Friday, June 1st

No Testing

4th Grade Math 301

4th Grade ELA 313

5th Grade Math 308

4th Grade Math 305

4th Grade ELA 309

5th Grade ELA 308

5th Grade Math 314

4th Grade ELA 305

4th Grade Math 309

4th Grade Math 313


Awareness Day, May 21

NTA is observing the United Nations Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Day (see the attached flyer, which went home this week with your child). All students will participate in special activities during the school day. From 5-6:30pm, all families are invited to participate in a potluck fellowship dinner and then join a discussion about diversity in the NTA community. All families are invited to attend, and bringing food is not required. Mediterranean style appetizers will be provided. We hope to see you there!

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...