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

School closed due to COVID19

School closures have been extended to April 30 in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, all schools in CPS are developing remote learning plans to go into effect on Monday, April 13. Remote learning will allow for students and teachers to interact directly in order to facilitate learning at home, and most importantly, to support the social and emotional needs of our children. Schools will share these plans with families on Monday, April 6. As part of this unprecedented plan, CPS is committed to providing support to students and families in accessing remote learning opportunities. Until CPS devices have been delivered, NTA will be distributing a limited number of devices to families on Monday April 13 until Wednesday, April 15.

If your student is need of a device, please complete this survey. More details about NTA’s tech distribution plan are coming soon. Until then, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Castelaz at or Mrs. Brooks at


Remote learning starts on April 13th

Remote learning starts on April 13th

Now Accepting Preschool Applications for the 2020/2021 School Year

‚ÄčThe enrollment period for the Early Bird Preschool program is now open!  Families can apply online at or over the phone at 312.229.1690.  Click here for more information.

Latest News

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

NTA is CPS Grab-and-Go meal site

NTA will remain open as a meal distribution site during Spring Break April 6th - 9th (but not on Good Friday, April 10), then will reopen on Monday, April 13th. Families may pick up...

Technology Request Form

If your child needs access to technology in order to participate in remote learning, please complete this request form. Until devices arrive directly from CPS, NTA will be loaning out...

COVID 19 School Response and Resources

NTA is taking the following steps in to prevent the exposure of students, staff and families to COVID 19 (Coronavirus).Students are encouraged and allowed to wash hands with soap whenever using the bathroom....