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

No School for Students

 he end of the second quarter is Friday, February 1. On this day there is no school for students in order to provide time for teachers to assess student progress, enter grades, and prepare for quarter 3. 

2nd Quarter Parent Conference Night / Parent Forum

2nd Quarter Parent Conference Night / Parent Forum February 6

2nd Quarter Report Cards will be distributed to families at parent conference night, Wednesday February 6 from 3:45-6:00pm. All families are invited to speak with their child’s teachers about academic progress during this event. During the same event, our parent Forum (ALSC, Equity Team, and Friends of NTA) will be held. We hope you can save the date and join us on February 6!

Dine Out for NTA

Friends of NTA is hosting a Dine-Out for NTA on Wed Feb 13 from 5p-8p at Ricobene’s (252 W 26th St, 60616). You can order for pick up, delivery, or dine in and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to our school. There is street parking and a parking lot on the south side of 26th Street, across the street from the restaurant. Be sure to let the cashier know you are there for the NTA fundraiser. You will need to put your itemized receipt in a collection box. Ricobene’s will raffle off six gift certificates at 6p and six more at 8p. If you would like to enter the raffle please write your name and phone number on the receipt before putting it in the collection box. Have a great meal for a great cause!  

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.