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: 820
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving, no school for students

There will be no school for students on Thursday-Friday, November 28-29. We hope that whatever your tradition, this extra time is spent in a restful way. We wish you warmth and joy! Note that Wednesday, November 27 is a regular school day for students and staff. 

NTA Book Fair, Dec 2-6

There’s SNOW much to read! The Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair opens December 2nd and runs through December 6th. Shop early online starting November 27th! Use the link below to check out NTA’s book fair homepage. The book fair homepage provides access to shopping days/hours, online shopping and student eWallet. The Scholastic eWallet is a digital payment option that allows your student to shop the book fair cash-free.


December 3rd is the anniversary of the court decision that saved our beloved school and kept our community intact. Let’s remember together! Join us for potluck and a speaker, Dr. David Stovall. 4:30 - 7:00 PM.

Latest News

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

Parking Disruption

Effective now, the following streets will become NO PARKING areas: 23rd Street (pedestrian access available) 24th Street 24th Place (pedestrian access available) Dearborn Avenue Federal Avenue (one side) For more information on the...

Strike Make-Up Days

Note that the following dates are now attendance days for students:Wednesday, November 28 Thursday, January 2 Friday, January 3 Wednesday, June 17 Thursday, June 18

Accessing your Parent Portal account

To create your Parent Portal account, you will need to reference your Aspen Parent Portal welcome email sent to you when you provided us with your email contact information. Follow the steps...