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

Community Unity Dance

Community Unity Dance December 7

Friends of NTA is hosting a Community Unity Dance on Friday December 7 from 4p-7p! Let’s come together to celebrate our school and all of our achievements! Tickets available in the school office. Suggested donation $2, includes hot dog and drink. Look for our snack and bake sale fundraiser table! Students must attend with an adult. NTA siblings welcome. Proceeds will be used to support our school.  

Parent Forum

Parent Forum and Equity Team meeting on December 12

The second parent forum of the school year is set for Wednesday, December 12 from 3:45-6:30pm.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

  • 3:45-4:45: Equity Team meeting: parents, staff and students will explore and discuss issues of equity at NTA and design solutions to ensure NTA meets the needs of all students.
  • 4:45-5:00: Dinner provided in cafe
  • 5:00-6:00: ALSC meeting: hear about the school budget, continuous improvement work plan. The ALSC is an open forum for parents to and community members to discuss concerns, ask questions or offer suggestions to school administrators. 
  • 6:00-6:30: Friends of NTA: contribute to fundraising efforts and event planning to support the needs of NTA. 


Winter Concert

Winter Concert December 19-20
Our students are nearly ready for our winter concert of December 19-20. All students will be performing, and families are invited to attend. Our students are excited to show off their singing, dancing and instrument skills so we hope to see you there. Times and groups are as follows:
  • Grades K-2, December 19, 9:15 am
  • Grades 3-5 December 20, 2:30 pm
  • Grades 6-8 December 20, 9:10 am
Attachments area


Latest News

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

Letter to South Loop and NTA Familes

Late yesterday a legal opinion was issued that prevents the district from expanding the boundary of South Loop Elementary School (South Loop) and converting National Teachers Academy (NTA) to a neighborhood high school...

Letter to South Loop and NTA Families

The district determined that due to the potential disruption to children that further legal action may create, and the considerable amount of time needed to successfully establish NTA as a high school, CPS...

NTA Named Among 100 Schools Worth Visiting

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