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

Equity Team Meeting May 8

The parent-led Equity Team will be meeting on Wednesday, May 8 from 3:45-5:00pm. Dinner will be served at the conclusion of the meeting at 5pm. The Equity Team will be discussing issues of at NTA. All families are invited to attend.

Aspen Updates

ASPEN Update

Aspen, CPS’s new student information system, will provide the same capabilities of the old Student Portal while adding new features, including historical data, graduation requirements, student fees, and a new, easy-to-use mobile interface.

Existing Parent Portal accounts will not automatically be transferred to Aspen. To access the new system for the first time, current portal users and parents who are interested in creating a portal account for the first time must confirm the following with their school’s main office:

  • You are listed as a contact for your student(s) in the current Student Information System, and
  • You have an up-to-date email address in the current Student Information System

Assuming the above items are complete, you will receive an email that will start the sign-up process.

More Aspen information regarding account sign-up instructions and support can be found on the student and parent resources page at:

Chicago Sinfonietta Free Event


Chicago Sinfonietta Free Event, May 13

The Sinfonietta puts its own spin on the concept of “the tribute” with an exceptional program of musical portraits across jazz, soul, and much more! From David Schiff’s love letter to icons Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan to the allusively autobiographical Edward Elgar masterpiece Enigma Variations, get ready for an unparalleled finale to an illustrious season!

SoundSketchPortraits in Rhythm, Blues, and Beyond

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:30pm

Auditorium Theatre

50 Ida Be Wells Drive, 60605

All interested families can register here for tickets. 

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.