National Teachers Academy

Welcome

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
773-534-9970

Enrollment: 722
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Weekly Message

Hello NTA families, 

Happy Friday! I hope that you have all had a wonderful week. Here are a few updates for next school week, in particular a reminder about safety during drop-off and pick-up on 23rd Street.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

NTA Football Game
Root on the NTA Football Eagles this Saturday at 9am at NTA Field, right behind the school. It’s the first game of the year!
Pick-Up / Drop-off Safety
The safety of our students is NTA’s first priority. In particular, we want to ensure that all families and students safely travel to and from school each day. For those families who pick up or drop off on 23rd Street each morning, please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • All drivers are encouraged to drive slowly up and down 23rd Street, Dearborn (along the track), and Federal. 
  • Stop at all intersections, even those that do not have stop signs. This includes 23rd and Dearborn (track intersection).
  • Do not make U-turns on 23rd. After dropping off or picking up. proceed south down Federal to exit the campus. 
  • Do not move traffic cones.
  • Listen to staff and volunteers in the area. they are there to keep our children safe.
Primary School Spirit Week Sale
PRIMARY SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK SALE is here. It’s simple: you shop, our school earns money! Stock up and save 20% off premium basics for kids without logos, slogans or sequins at Primary while earning 10% back for our school! Shop September 13th through September 27th and use our unique URL: www.primary.com/school/nta with promo code NTAWEEK. Spread the word, everyone who shops this link will help earn $$$ for our school!

Dine-out for NTA September 20

Friends of NTA is hosting a Dine-Out for NTA on September 20, 2018 from 11a-9p at Chef Luciano Kitchen + Chicken (49 E Cermak Rd). Stop by for lunch, dinner or both. You can pick up, order for delivery or eat in and 15% of proceeds will be donated to our school just make sure to say you are there to support National Teachers Academy. Have a great meal for a great cause!  

Mini-Medical School

MMS is a camp for 100 grade school students (4th-5th) from Chicago Public Schools that aims to expose young students to the health sciences. The camp is held at Rush University in the Fall and Spring semesters and is complete with an orientation, anatomy and physiology lectures, activities on five major body systems, dissections, nutrition education, homework, tutoring, and a completion celebration. Rush student and physician volunteers plan the curriculum, implement activities and assist the youth during the camp. https://www.rushu.rush.edu/rush-experience/rush-community-service-initiatives-program/promoting-careers-health-care/mini-medical-school

  • Services: Health sciences education, STEM tutoring
  • Populations served: Grade school students
  • Community partners: Chicago Public Schools

 

 

Dine-Out for NTA

Friends of NTA is hosting a Dine-Out for NTA on September 20, 2018 from 11a-9p at Chef Luciano Kitchen + Chicken (49 E Cermak Rd). Stop by for lunch, dinner or both. You can pick up, order for delivery or eat in and 15% of proceeds will be donated to our school just make sure to say you are there to support National Teachers Academy. Have a great meal for a great cause!

Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 21: International Peace Day

Week of October 1: Spirit Week

Tuesday, October 3: Parent Forum

Saturday, October 6: Homecoming Game and Fun Fair

Wednesday, October 10: Student Showcase

Wednesday, October 24: Awareness Day International Bullying Prevention

Wednesday, October 31: K-3 Fall Festival

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 www.cps.edu/parent_survey.  The survey takes...