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

Awareness Day

 Awareness Day International Bullying Prevention

This upcoming Wednesday is Awareness Day at NTA, on which we will deepen our awareness of the harmful effects of bullying. All students will be participating in anti-bullying activities this day. All children are invited to wear orange on this day. Orange, shirts, pants, shoes, headbands, socks are encouraged!


The Fun Fair has been rescheduled for October 27, 2018 from 11:00-1:00 pm.  We will have food, balloon artist, magician, bouncy houses, and face painting. 

Fall Festival

Kindergarten-Third grade students are invited to wear costumes to school on Wednesday, October 31 as part of our fall festival celebration. Students will participate in games and costume parade on the NTA field. Parent volunteers are needed to coordinate games and provide snacks. To join the volunteer team please contact Assistant Principal Brooks at

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  The survey takes...