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: 703
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Restorative Practices Workshop

Come learn more about NTA’s approach to student support and discipline on Wednesday, February 22 at 5:15, when the PAC will be sponsoring a restorative practices workshop. Restorative Practice is a social science that studies how to build social capital and achieves social discipline through participatory learning and decision making, helping to improve relationships, reduce conflict, and stop bullying. We hope to see you there. 

Attendance Incentives

As you know, there’s a strong connection between attendance and student achievement. To recognize our Kindergarten thru fifth grade students who maintain perfect attendance each week, we’ve created new celebrations. All parents and guardians of kindergarten and first grade students with perfect attendance thru Thursday will be invited to a game fair in the cafe on Friday at 3:10. Parents and guardians are welcome to bring in their own games. All parents of second and third graders with perfect attendance through Thursday will be invited to a Friday morning breakfast with their child in the cafe. Families are welcome to bring their own breakfast. Fourth and fifth grade students with perfect attendance through Friday will participate in an extra recess period on Friday afternoon. More information about these great incentives  is coming home with your child today.

PARCC testing

 The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC test, is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, March 6. This test measures student mastery of the Common Core Standards, the set of standards to which all core curriculum at NTA is aligned. The test is administered to all students grades 3-8. A schedule will be sent home soon with exact dates for each grade level.

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.

NTA Teacher featured in EdWeek

Sherly Chavarria, NTA 5th grade teacher is featured in EdWeek discussing the impact of Chromebooks on her class. This is Ms. Chavarria’s second year implementing chromebooks in her classroom.  She was...

Mia Leonard Maraldi Winner

NTA is proud, honored and overjoyed to announce that Mia Leonard won the AUSL Madeleine Maraldi Award for excellence in teaching. She is among six winners from all across the network....